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ABOLISHED 01/08/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-05 - Legal Documents Examiner (1829)

ABOLISHED 01/08/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-05 - Legal Documents Examiner

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: CW65
  • Class Code: 1829
  • Established: 02/20/1974
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general supervision, to review, examine, and make recommendations concerning the legal sufficiency of various legal documents and appeals including those relating to campaign disclosures, conflicts of interest, nomination of candidates, election procedures, and property tax assistance; and to do other work as required.

Typical Tasks

Reviews legal documents and appeals to determine whether they comply with the specific requirements set forth in the applicable legal code; approves the filing of these documents or identifies defects and recommends appropriate action; answers written and verbal inquiries regarding procedures relative to meeting requirements of the appropriate legal code; gathers factual information and performs routine legal research to assist in determining appropriate action; prepares case summaries, correspondence, recommendations, and reports; supervises the work of clerical assistants.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Either


1. Two years of experience in the review of legal documents or appeals for compliance with legal requirements; or


2. Three years of responsible experience as a law clerk or legal secretary in a law office. (Experience in California state service applied toward this requirement must include at least one year in a class equivalent in level to that of Senior Legal Stenographer.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Basic legal terminology, principles, and procedures; use of legal reference material.


Ability to: Reason logically; analyze situations accurately and recommend an effective course of action; write effectively; read and understand statutes, court decisions, legal documents, and similar material; work cooperatively with professional attorneys, clerical staff, technical staff, and the general public; supervise the work of clerical assistants; explain the provisions of law, procedures, and problems to persons contacted in the work.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Aptitude for and interest in subprofessional legal work; education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 8/30/2017
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