Court Clerk Job Description Sample
Law Clerk - Juvenile Court Department
Please read the following instructions carefully before starting the Trial Court online application process. Applications that do not comply with the following may be screened out. 1.
Resumes: Resumes must be converted to PDFs (Microsoft Word and text documents will not be accepted) and uploaded with the online application. Specifically, when creating your profile in Step 1 of the online application, choose “Create with Resume” and follow the instructions to upload your resume. Resumes should not include a list of references. 2.
GPA: Unless your school does not provide a GPA, please include your cumulative law school GPA on your resume and enter your GPA on the online application, where requested. 3. References: Applicants will be instructed to enter the names and contact information of references during the online application process. Please do not have references contact us directly, whether by mail, email, fax or phone. 4.
Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation are optional. Applicants who choose to submit a letter of recommendation must do so via the online application process.
Therefore, before starting the online applications, applicants must have PDFs of any letters of recommendation ready to upload. Please do not submit letters of recommendation by other means, such as mail, email, fax or hand-delivery. 5. Writing Sample:
Applicants selected for interviews will be expected to provide a short writing sample in response to a specific legal question that will be provided to the applicant at the time of scheduling the interview. 6. Other Materials: Applicants selected for interviews should be prepared to submit additional materials if requested, including a statement of interest, an official law school transcript and an additional writing sample. The Trial Court is committed to:
the fair and impartial administration of justice;
protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment;
efficient, effective and accountable resolution of disputes; prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence. It is the mission of the Juvenile Court to protect children from abuse and neglect and promote opportunities for children to reside in safe, stable, permanent family environments whenever possible, to strengthen families when their children are in need of services, to rehabilitate juveniles, to protect the public from delinquent and criminal activity while holding offenders accountable and addressing the harm suffered by the community and the victim, and to decide all cases fairly and impartially with dedication, integrity and professionalism.
Organizational Profile: http://www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/trial-court/juv/ The law clerk is responsible for performing legal research and writing assignments to assist the judges of the Juvenile Court, for a one-year term running from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. Law clerks work directly with the judges, and under the supervision of the Assistant Deputy Court Administrator and the Chief Justice. A reliable car and the willingness to travel to courthouses throughout the Commonwealth are requirements of the position.
A judicial clerkship in the Massachusetts Juvenile Court offers a unique, exciting and rewarding environment in which to begin a legal career. The Juvenile Court has general jurisdiction over delinquency, youthful offender, children requiring assistance, care and protection, guardianship and adoption proceedings. Law clerks apply to serve in either Eastern, Southeastern or Western Massachusetts.
The majority of opportunities to serve are in Eastern Massachusetts. All law clerks are assigned by the Assistant Deputy Court Administrator, with the final approval of the Chief Justice, to rotations. In Eastern Massachusetts, the law clerks may be assigned to any of the following five divisions:
Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester. In Southeastern Massachusetts, law clerks may be assigned to any of the following three divisions: Barnstable, Bristol and Plymouth.
In Western Massachusetts, law clerks may be assigned to the Berkshire, Franklin/Hampshire, and Hampden. The rotation system gives law clerks the opportunity to work with numerous judges and to gain a broader understanding of the work of the Juvenile Court. Assists judges in matters before the court by:
Discussing legal issues with judges; Performing careful and accurate legal research and analysis, using both online and book resources; Clearly and concisely conveying results of research and analysis to judges, orally and in writing; Preparing well-written and error-free legal research memoranda, and drafting findings of fact, conclusions of law, rationales, judgments and memoranda of decision; Completing assignments in a timely manner and within deadlines established by judges; Performing additional legal research and analysis and further review and revision of written work products as appropriate; and Attending hearings, portions of trials, and other courtroom proceedings, as needed. Rotates among various Juvenile Court locations every three to six months, as assigned by the Assistant Deputy Court Administrator. Accurately and timely submits all required administrative forms, such as work logs and attendance forms, among others.
Maintains law clerk offices and work areas, including updating pocket parts of books as necessary. Performs related tasks as required. These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for a position of Law Clerk:
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school or eligibility to sit for the Massachusetts bar exam, as of the start of the clerkship. Excellent legal writing and communication skills. Excellent legal research and analytical skills, using both online and book resources.
High professional and ethical standards. Access to a reliable car and the willingness and ability to travel to courthouses as assigned. Experience and knowledge in the use of personal computers, including word processing programs such as WordPerfect or Microsoft Word and legal research services such as LoisLaw, Lexis, or Westlaw.
Demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions. Demonstrated ability to manage, prioritize, and complete simultaneous assignments from various judges. Demonstrated ability to work well independently while maintaining productivity and demonstrating good judgment.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and otherwise complete assignments in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a professional setting, including judges, managers, court staff, and other law clerks. Genuine commitment to serving the full term of the clerkship.
Additional preferred qualifications include: Current legal practice or intent to practice law in Massachusetts. Substantial legal research and writing experience, including prior experience as a judicial intern for a Juvenile Court judge.
Courses in juvenile law, research assistant positions, prior work experience in the areas of juvenile law and clinical placements. Familiarity with legal research resources beyond Westlaw and Lexis. Demonstrated commitment to government or public service.
The Juvenile Court invites well-rounded and distinguished recent law school graduates and practicing attorneys to apply for the clerkship positions. Solid academic credentials are important, however, there are no rigid requirements regarding class rank or standing. All law clerks must reside in Massachusetts for the duration of the law clerk term.
The law clerks will serve a one-year term from September 1, 2018 until August 31, 2019 at a salary of $60,223.29. Employee benefits include subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, ten days of paid vacation time, three days of personal time and paid sick time. Please Note:
Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check. If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Trial Court website at www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Posting Date: 1/11/2018 Closing Date: 01/25/2018 11:59 PM EST ID: 2018-3548 External Company Name: Trial Courts of Massachusetts
Homeless Court Coordinator, 17-180
Homeless Court Coordinator, 17-180 Department: President's Office Office: 444 Harrison Avenue Location:
Boston, MA Position Type: Administrative Hours/Shift: Morning
First Shift Employee Type:: Regular Part-time START YOUR APPLICATION REQ. #17-180 PRESIDENT'S OFFICE LOCATION: 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA SCHEDULE: 10 hours per week, 9:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. at least once a month for the day of Homeless Court (currently Thursdays) JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to Pine Street Inn-s Chief Program Officer the Homeless Court Coordinator serves as a liaison between Pine Street Inn (PSI), other homeless service providers, the Massachusetts Trial Court System, the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), and the District Attorney in the provision of the Homeless Court.
The role is a part-time or consulting position paid and managed by Pine Street Inn, providing approximately 10 hours of service per week. REQUIREMENTS: The role requires a Bachelor's Degree, a minimum of 3 years of experience working within the trial court system and working knowledge of the homeless sector. Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills are essential.
Coordinate The Homeless Court Program (HCP) including communications and materials between homeless service providers, the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), the District Attorney (ADA) and The Trial Court System. Engage homeless service provider management and staff in aligning HCP referrals to Boston-s Way Home and other homeless sector strategies to end homelessness and reduce overall system recidivism. Act as the main contact for all Homeless Court inquiries, fielding an average of 120 inquires a month Pre-screen all cases/clients inquiries Refer all potential clients to CPCS and relay court qualification to client/case manager Obtain all proper paperwork from case managers (advocacy letters and information releases) Remain in contact with qualifying clients to confirm attendance in court session Collaborate with CPCS, DA-s Office and Pine Street Inn to be sure master list is being properly documented Manage data collection and entry into PSI-s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Contribute to the writing and editing of funding grant(s) for the program Manage all other administrative duties of the Homeless Court Program Annually maintain and update all publications for the program (brochures and booklets) Work with PSI communications team in highlighting HCP Organize room set up, food ordering, parking and VIP visitors on day of court Represent Pine Street Inn and the Homeless Court Program in a professional manner at all times Attend all outside training opportunities as requested by HCP Judge and Pine Street Inn Chief Program Officer START YOUR APPLICATION
Spanish Court Interpreters - Boston, MA
Company Overview For 28 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in New York City, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 1-171214-6300: Spanish Court Interpreters - Boston, MA Job Category Linguist/Translator Duty Location U.S. - Massachusetts - Boston Type of Position Consultant/Contractor Requisition Number 1-171214-6300
JOB DESCRIPTION SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking qualified, professional, and experienced SpanishCourt Interpreters to support a federal government customer in Boston, MA.Our job is to support our customer’s ongoing court cases by providing Spanish language interpretation. These cases are supported on an as-needed basis and require interpreters with flexible schedules.
Shift hours will differ from assignment to assignment, based on needs of the customer. We provide the interpreter with as much notice as possible, anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks ahead of time. From time to time, we have rush requests due to a cancellation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES • Provides consecutive and simultaneous interpretation between Spanish and English and vice versa • Leads three-way telephonic interpretations between Government representatives and low English proficiency individuals as required • Performs sight translation, occurring when an interpreter is given a written document in one language and asked to read it aloud in another language • Provides quality control review of translated documents as required • Performs other duties as required
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status • Certified Interpreter (Federal, State or NAJIT certified) or possess one (1) year of experience interpreting in a judicial environment • Ability to pass a background check • Highly proficient in both English and Spanishvocabularies typically used in formal, consultative, and casual modes of communication in justice system contexts, including colloquial slang, idiosyncratic slang, and regionalisms • Knowledgeable of specialized vocabulary (terminology) in both English and Spanish related to legal and criminal justice system terminology and immigration procedures, particularly with regard to terminology typically used in Immigration Court hearings • Ability to speak English and Spanish fluently, including high to low levels of language register, regional colloquialisms and slang expressions, and do so with clear and intelligible pronunciation • Ability to perform simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation in a manner that is factually and conceptually accurate without changes, omissions, or additions • Ability to preserve the tone and emotional level of the speaker, as well as manage the delivery, speed and length of the statement (projection, pace and pausing) of the speaker • Ability to maintain appropriate speed and projection while rendering interpretation, and request and incorporate clarification of speaker’s statements only when justified
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DESIRED QUALITIES • Federal, State, National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), or Judiciary Interpreters and Translators Certification Examination (JITCE) certification in interpretation • Experience providing interpretation for Department of Justice (DoJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) court cases WORK ENVIRONMENT • Fast-paced, deadline-driven environment • Work is on an as-needed basis • Office environment with differing locations depending upon assignment
Deputy Court Clerk
Job Description Answer phones, take messages, and provide information to citizens. Handle customers at the payment windows by accepting payments, completing legal documents, and setting appointments.
Maintain filing system, pull files for the dockets, and file warrants. Process correspondence for court administrator, judge, and court. Generate and process legal documents.
Work with attorneys in handling the paperwork and contracts for trials. Mail out court appointments, summons, notices, and process incoming mail. Mail out juvenile cards to juveniles who have received citations.
Summon individuals for jury duty. Enter parking violations. Verify insurance policies and driver-s licenses.
Make collection calls on past due citations. Must have knowledge of computer procedures. Must have knowledge of general office practices.
Must have knowledge of alphabet and filing procedures. Must be able to complete assigned duties with a high level of accuracy. Must be able to understand, read, and write the English language.
Must be able to handle people in often time-s difficult situations. Must be able to use personal computer/keyboard, calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Other duties as assigned.
Requirements High school diploma or GED required. Must have one (1) year of experience in an office environment.
Court experience preferred. Must be able to type 30-WPM (net), and provide a copy of the typing test dated within one (1) year from the East Texas Workforce Center or a professional staffing agency. Varied work hours 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Must be able to work late if needed.
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Deputy Court Clerk
Deputy Court Clerk Location:Pflugerville, TX Salary Range:$13.76 - $15.82/hour, DoE Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt Employment Type:Full Time Department:Municipal Court Description:Under general supervision, operates in accordance with clearly established policies and procedures. Frequently interfaces with general public, City employees, and government/law enforcement officials.
Duties:1. Performs a wide variety of legal clerical support work requiring a knowledge and understanding of court functions, policies, programs and procedures. 2. Provides information to public, jurors, attorneys, and law enforcement personnel regarding court functions; regularly serves as a liaison with other city departments, outside law enforcement agencies and other parties.
Responds to and resolves difficult customer service questions and problems. 3. Enters and retrieves data from on-line computer systems; reviews information and makes corrections. 4. Prepares a variety of documents related to processing of court cases such as complaints, summons, subpoenas, arrest warrants, judgments, hearing notices, jury summons and other related correspondence. 5.
Maintains accurate records for the Court; annotates case files and status records to reflect correct events. Accepts legal documents; reviews for correctness of form and timeliness; authenticates official documents. 6. Reviews case files and documents, researches discrepancies and verifies information schedules court dates and records dispositions. 7.
Accepts payments for fines, fees and bonds; issues and reconciles receipts; maintains accurate accounting of funds. 8. Sorts and files legal materials such as forms, correspondence and related documents; locates and retrieves court files; searches files and verifies materials placed in files are related and complete; prepares new case folders and inserts related court materials in accordance with specific procedures. 9. Occasionally performs related duties in courtroom environment with judge; works as a team member; assists in training of other court staff on routine tasks.
Qualifications: Clerical practices and procedures; cashiering, cash handling and recordkeeping practices and procedures; legal statutes and rules; technical and operating principals. (Preferred) Ability to understand complex oral and written instructions and technical or legal terminology. Good communication (verbal and written), mathematical and analytical skills. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with city employees, governmental officials and the public.
Ability to work in stressful environment and establish priorities. Working proficiency with personal computer, typewriter, calculator, copiers, facsimile and office machines. High school education or equivalent.
One year office administration that required interface with the general public preferred. Specific state mandated licenses or certifications or as required by the supervisor.
Civil Court Clerk
Position Description Under general supervision, the Justice Court Clerk performs a variety of clerical duties and provides administrative support to the Harris County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Place 2. Key responsibilities of the Justice Court Clerk position include, but are not limited to the following:
Enters information into Harris County's Odyssey and Justice Information Management System (JIMS) computer systems.
Answers multi-line switchboard and directs calls where appropriate, performs extensive data entry and filing.
Works well with the public, receives and properly applies county funds for traffic, criminal and civil cases; handles money and balances end of day totals.
Updates and scans case records and file cases.
Performs other duties as assigned by management. Requirements Must take the HRRM "
Clerical Skills Test" and score a minimum of 90% with a typing speed of 40 WPM and 90% accuracy. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/harriscountytx/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID;=998426 Online testing is available, please see
General Information tab below for instructions or click on the link above.
- High school diploma or G.E.D equivalency;
and * A minimum of three (3) years of paid clerical administrative work experience. * A minimum of two (2) years of responsible Court Clerk or similar experience, including familiarity with legal procedures, terminology, the court system, and customer service.
Basic computer knowledge in a Microsoft Windows based environment to include MS Word.
Excellent organization and customer service skills; work well with other staff and the public.
Detail oriented and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be punctual, dependable and have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment, remain calm and handle stressful situations. * A valid driver's license or State ID is required.
NOTE: To qualify for this position, required experience, education and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but
we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration. Experience obtained while on the military must also be included as part of your employment history on the application. Preferences
Heavy filing and some experience working with computers and handling a multi-line phone system.
Experience as a paralegal, working in a Law Office or a court.
Bilingual in English/Spanish. General Information
HOURS: * Monday
Friday / 8:00 a.m.
SALARY: * Based on Experience
- Based on 26 Pay Periods
Online testing is available for this position * Please go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/harriscountytx/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID;=998426 * Select the HRRM Clerical Skills Test.
Click on "Apply" to submit your request for testing.
You will receive a test invitation and instructions via e-mail within 48 hours.
Your score will be automatically uploaded to your application.
NOTE: * Test scores are valid for 6 months from the test date and will be applied to any position(s) that require clerical testing.
Applicants are allowed to take the "HRRM Clerical Skills Test" once every 30 days. Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location:* Humble, TX
Job Type:* Regular Full-time
Job Number:* 02650 Department: Justice of the Peace, 4-2 Closing: 1/21/2018 11:59 PM Central
Agency:* Harris County
Address:* 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002. Phone: 713-274-5445 Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx
District Court Clerk II (Lautenberg) - Lahaina, Maui
Recruitment Number 17-039TY, District Court Clerk II (Lautenberg), SR-17*, Lahaina, Maui.
* Salary rate effective 7/1/2017.
Summary of Duties:Authors the official court record in a court of limited jurisdiction for District Court trial proceedings; e.g., traffic, criminal, civil or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) proceedings; prepares documents ordered by the court; and performs other related duties.
Graduation from high school. Excess experience of the type and quality described below or work experience requiring the ability to read and comprehend and apply written directions or a high degree of verbal skills may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
General Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience which involved operation of a typewriter in the performance of a variety of clerical tasks which demonstrated knowledge of office practices and procedures; grammar, word usage and spelling; and use of standard office machines.
Specialized Experience: Three (3) years of responsible work experience in a court or legal setting which included the preparation and/or processing of legal forms and documents. Such experience must have given the applicant knowledge of the nature and purpose of legal forms and documents being handled; determining the type of information or action necessary for processing of these legal forms and documents; and determining the contents of the official permanent record.
To qualify, at least one (1) year of the specialized experience must have been performed in a courtroom setting, comparable to the next lower level District Court Clerk I.
Skill Requirement: Applicants must possess the ability to type at a rate of 40 net words per minute.
The applicant's proficiency may be evaluated by the appointing authority. Failure to meet the proficiency requirements may result in suspension of the applicant's eligibility. Judiciary Human Resources reserves the right to test an applicant when there is evidence that the applicant does not meet the proficiency requirements for the class for which the applicant applied.
Qualification for Firearms: For this position, applicants must be qualified to possess firearm or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws, e.g., no misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction.
Substitution of Education for General Experience:
1. Successful completion of a one-year clerical or business curriculum from a business or technical school, community college or other comparable institution above the high school level may be substituted for one (1) year of General Experience.
2. Successful completion of a two-year clerical or business curriculum from a business or technical school, community college or other comparable institution above the high school level may be substituted for two (2) years of General Experience.
3. Study at an accredited college or university in a baccalaureate degree program may be substituted on the basis of one (1) academic year of study for one (1) year of General Experience, up to a maximum of two (2) years.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
1. Successful completion of a legal stenographer or legal secretary curriculum at an accredited community college, business school or other comparable institution above the high school level, may be substituted for one (1) year of Specialized Experience.
2. Study at an accredited university or college in a para-legal program may be substituted for Specialized Experience on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two (2) years.
3. Successful study at an accredited school of law may be substituted for Specialized Experience on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two (2) years.
Supplemental Information:The following information must be submitted by mail or hand-delivered to: Hawai'i State Judiciary, Department of Human Resources, 426 Queen Street, First Floor, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813.
Education: If you are using education as a substitute for experience, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts or diploma at the time of application. If you are selected, you will need an official transcript (not a copy) indicating the completion of the training and the awarding of the appropriate degree.
Deputy Court Clerk - 77583
City of Arcola has an immediate opening for a Deputy Court Clerk. Municipal court experience or related experience preferred.
Must have excellent office skills, be detail oriented, skilled using computers with an emphasis on data entry and using MS Word. Must type 45 - 50 WPM. Must be organized and able to proficiently communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing.
High school graduate or equivalent is required. Bilingual preferred. (English/Spanish) to communicate with others. Typing Test required, performed at local Workforce Solutions.
Candidates must pass background check. Due to the nature of the employer's business, company policy requires that candidates with a criminal background or convictions will not be considered for employment.
Public Defender Division, District Court Trial Attorney
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CPCS iCIMS WEBSITE. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE CPCS iCIMS APPLICATION, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO APPLY (CUT AND PASTE INTO YOUR BROWSER IF THE EMBEDDED LINK DOES NOT WORK):**https://careers-publiccounsel.icims.com/jobs/1568/2018-pdd-district-court-trial-attorney/job
- DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MISSION STATEMENT CPCS is committed to protecting the fundamental constitutional and human rights of its clients by providing zealous advocacy, community-oriented defense, and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. In striving always to achieve those goals, CPCS embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and is steadfast in our commitment to: (1) ensuring that CPCS staff members represent a broad range of human difference and experience; (2) providing a work climate that is respectful and that supports success; and (3) promoting the dignity and well-being of all staff members. CPCS's leadership is responsible for ensuring excellence, diversity, and inclusion. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us. Overview:
The Committee for Public Counsel Services (“CPCS”) is Massachusetts’ public defender agency providing legal representation for those unable to afford an attorney. The Public Defender Division’s mission is to ensure that criminal defendants are given the fundamental protection of the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Massachusetts Constitution. We believe that every defendant should not only receive zealous advocacy but respect and dignity as they deal with the potential loss of their liberty. New Trial Attorneys in the Public Defender Division District Court Offices begin their CPCS career with a nationally recognized, comprehensive, skills-based training course to ensure they are ready to represent their clients to their full capabilities. Continuing legal education programs for new and experienced Trial Attorneys are held periodically to guarantee our Trial Attorneys are up to date on the law and have the skills necessary to provide zealous representation to their clients. *The Public Defender Division of CPCS is seeking Trial Attorneys to provide criminal defense representation for its District Court offices in various offices throughout the Commonwealth.
The District Court offices provide legal representation and advocacy to indigent clients who are charged with criminal offenses within the final jurisdiction of the District Court. Public Defenders represent clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies, see G.L. c.218,§26, including some serious sexual offenses, and occasionally handle initial commitment proceedings under G.L. c.123,§§12(e), 35. Positions will be filled as our FY18 & FY19 budgets allow. This posting does not guarantee that we will be filling Trial Attorney positions. The expected staffing needs for District Court are greatest in central, western, and southeastern Massachusetts and we will be concentrating our recruitment and hiring for those regions.These positions have an expected start date in late August/early September 2018._ _Responsibilities:
Arraignment and bail advocacy
Legal research and writing
Pretrial investigation including visiting crime scenes, locating and interviewing witnesses, collecting and reviewing documentary evidence
Preparing and arguing pretrial motions, affidavits and legal memoranda;
Dispositional investigations and advocacy
Jury and bench trials of criminal cases
Representation of clients in interlocutory proceedings
Where appropriate, work collaboratively with private attorneys on cases assigned through the Private Counsel Division of CPCS *Qualifications:
The following attributes are required for the position of District Court Trial Attorney: * A trial attorney must be committed to serving a culturally diverse, low income population and must be eligible to practice law in Massachusetts, either as a member of the Massachusetts bar in good standing, as a law school graduate under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03, or as the member of the bar of another jurisdiction eligible to engage in limited Massachusetts practice under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04 * A demonstrated commitment to the principle of zealous advocacy in the representation of indigent persons in criminal cases
Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
Ability to work in a community and defense-oriented capacity, both independently and collaboratively
Access to an automobile in order to travel to courts, clients, and investigation locations that are not easily accessible by public transportation
To apply: please supply a resume and statement of interest._EEO Statement _ _ _ The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable federal and state statutes and organizational policies. Applicants who have questions about equal employment opportunity or who need reasonable accommodations can contact the Director of Human Resources Management, Lisa Bacon, email@example.com
*ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CPCS iCIMS WEBSITE. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE CPCS iCIMS APPLICATION, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO APPLY (CUT AND PASTE INTO YOUR BROWSER IF THE EMBEDDED LINK DOES NOT WORK): https://careers-publiccounsel.icims.com/jobs/1568/2018-pdd-district-court-trial-attorney/job
Job:Legal ServicesOrganization:Committee for Pub Counsel SrvcTitle:Public Defender Division, District Court Trial AttorneyLocation:Massachusetts-Boston - 44 Bromfield StreetRequisition ID:170006M6
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