Court Clerk Job Description Sample
The City of Greenwood Village welcomes your interest in the Court Clerk position. The purpose of this position is to provide front line, customer service that meets the needs and requests of internal and external customers through the accurate and timely processing of information related to municipal court operations.
The Court Clerk performs a variety of clerical and customer service functions in support of the Municipal Court and the Administrative Services Department. Responsibilities include assisting customers in person and on the telephone, coordinating and scheduling interpreters for court sessions, entering payments, cashiering, court docket preparation and follow-up, calling jurors for jury trials, and making a note on court files of community service and class completions. This position contributes to the department by directly assisting individuals cited into court as they make their way through the legal system.
For many customers, this is their first encounter with the court system and we strive to ensure that they understand the process from start to finish. Excellent customer service is vital as we meet the needs not only of the citizen, but of the Judge, City Attorney and Village Departments as well. The position requires some flexibility with schedule in order to accommodate after regular hours Wednesday evening court sessions.
The knowledge and skills needed to be successful in this position are typically gained through the attainment of a high school diploma or equivalent and one year of responsible clerical experience. Other useful skills needed to be successful in this position include outstanding customer service, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong ability to multi-task, and a strong working knowledge of computer based database management. Court related experience is preferred.
Please review the Court Clerk Brochure to learn more about the position and the City of Greenwood Village.
Assistant Clerk Magistrate - Metro South Housing Court
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Includes the following Courts: Brockton and Norfolk County
All candidates must be able to travel among the offices and sessions within the division and are subject to assignment and/or reassignment at any time to any of the offices or sessions of the division at the discretion of the department head
This position is designated as management position and is covered by the Trial Court Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT
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.
DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT
The Housing Court's mission is to adjudicate all matters presented by litigants within its jurisdiction regarding housing in a fair, efficient, and timely manner according to the rule of law and the facts presented. In accordance with this mission, the Housing Court, through its operating philosophy and business practices, strives to present a citizen oriented process to maximize access to justice for all such litigants. All members of the Housing Court are committed to this mission and process to fulfill our role within the judicial branch.
This position involves responsible legal work and supervisory responsibilities.
The employees in this position assist the Clerk-Magistrate in performing magisterial and administrative duties as set forth in state statutes and court rules. Magisterial responsibilities include determining probable cause for the issuance of criminal complaints and search warrants, in court and out of court bail determinations, determinations of preliminary probation violation hearings, adjudicating small claims motions and trials and presiding over both civil and criminal motor vehicle hearings. Assistant clerk-magistrates also may decide certain non-dispositive motions in civil and criminal cases, enter defaults and default judgments and other civil process. Administrative responsibilities include the preparation and maintenance of all court papers and records and performance of administrative tasks to ensure that cases move rapidly and smoothly to a determination by the court. Work is performed under the direction of the Clerk-Magistrate or First Assistant Clerk-Magistrate. Supervision is exercised over support personnel within the Clerk-Magistrate's Office.
(Any one position may not include all of the duties and responsibilities listed below nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in these positions.)
Receives applications for criminal complaints and reviews them for probable cause.
Reviews applications for search warrants filed by police and others and determines whether such warrants may issue.
Conducts hearings and determines whether criminal complaints and/or arrest warrants may issue, determines appeals from civil motor vehicle citations, municipal by-law violations and environmental citations.
Conducts trials of small claims and makes judgments of the same.
In the absence of a justice, arraigns defendants, determines questions of bail, and conducts preliminary probation violation hearings.
Calls the list of cases scheduled before a justice and makes the official record of the proceedings.
Reviews filings from attorneys and Pro Se litigants and informs them on court procedure.
Arranges for hearings and notifies counsel.
Certifies and transmits official copies of court records as required
Issues process as required by the court or prescribed by statutes and rules of court.
Receives, examines and reviews all filings and has responsibility to ensure they comply with rules of court, and to establish their suitability for filing.
Maintains electronic and written indexes of cases entered.
Supervises the receipt, recording and disbursements of fees and money by the court.
Distributes and implements changes in court rules and office procedure.
Administers hearings inside and outside of court where no judge is present.
Performs related work as required.
Thorough knowledge of state statutes, case law and court rules which prescribe the powers and duties of the Clerk-Magistrate and ability to interpret and apply them to the administrative procedures of the office.
Thorough knowledge of court procedure, legal documents, laws and legal factors pertaining to the court.
Thorough knowledge of the organization, functions, jurisdiction and authority of the court.
Knowledge of and ability to use computer software such as MS Office, including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, and PowerPoint.
Ability to maintain complex and accurate court records.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.
Good communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with court officials, attorneys, subordinate employees, government agencies and the general public.
These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for a position of Assistant Clerk.
For Internal Trial Court Employee Applicants:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; and knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through 6 or more years of relevant work experience, including supervisory and/or courtroom experience, within a Trial Court Division (Clerk's Office, Probation Office, Judge's Lobby) or an equivalent office;
A law degree and admission to the practice of law in Massachusetts or a graduate degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field (such as criminal justice, public administration or business administration); and knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through 2 or more years of relevant work experience, including supervisory and/or courtroom experience, within a Trial Court Division (Clerk's Office, Probation Office, Judge's Lobby) or an equivalent office;
Internal candidates who are employed by the Trial Court as of July 1, 2012 may substitute knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through 10 or more years of relevant work experience, including supervisory and/or courtroom experience, within a Trial Court Division (Clerk's Office, Probation Office, Judge's Lobby) or an equivalent office for the education requirement as described above.
For External Applicants:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field (such as criminal justice, public administration or business administration); and knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through 6 or more years of relevant work experience;
A law degree and admission to the practice of law in Massachusetts or a graduate degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field (such as criminal justice, public administration or business administration); and knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through 2 or more years of relevant work experience.
Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.
If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Judicial Court Jobs website at www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.
No applications or resumes will be accepted by hand, mail, fax, or email delivery.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
SKY ZONE EVERETT IS HIRING!
Are you looking for a fun, fast-paced work environment? Sky Zone Everett is seeking dynamic, reliable, outgoing individuals to join our team of Court Monitors!
As a Court Monitor you will be interacting with guests of all ages while they jump on our Trampoline Courts, flip into our Foam Zone, challenge themselves on our Warrior Course, and compete in Ultimate Dodgeball. You will use your excellent communication skills to help bring the fun while also reminding guests of our safety protocols when necessary. You love to cheer people on. You are outgoing and friendly and are not afraid to speak in front of groups. You understand that safety comes first and are comfortable enforcing rules in a firm yet friendly manner.
Must be at least 17 years old.
Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
AED/CPR/First Aid Certification a plus
Opportunities for rapid advancement are available to the right candidate.
Public Defender Division, District Court Trial Attorney
ALLAPPLICANTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CPCS iCIMS WEBSITE. IF YOU DO NOTCOMPLETE THE CPCS iCIMS APPLICATION, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THISPOSITION. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINKTO APPLY (CUT AND PASTE INTO YOUR BROWSER IF THE EMBEDDED LINK DOES NOT WORK):
DIVERSITYAND INCLUSION MISSION STATEMENT
CPCS is committed to protecting the fundamentalconstitutional and human rights of its clients by providing zealous advocacy,community-oriented defense, and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strongprofessional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding theirdiverse 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 ourcommitment to: (1) ensuring that CPCSstaff 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 isresponsible for ensuring excellence, diversity, and inclusion. Our ability toachieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.
The Committee for Public Counsel Services ("CPCS") is Massachusetts' publicdefender agency providing legal representation for those unable to afford anattorney. The Public Defender Division'smission is to ensure that criminal defendants are given the fundamentalprotection of the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, andthe Massachusetts Constitution. We believe that every defendantshould not only receive zealous advocacy but respect and dignity as they dealwith the potential loss of their liberty.
New Trial Attorneys in the Public Defender Division District Court Officesbegin their CPCS career with a nationally recognized, comprehensive,skills-based training course to ensure they are ready to represent theirclients to their full capabilities. Continuing legal education programs for new and experienced TrialAttorneys are held periodically to guarantee our Trial Attorneys are up to dateon the law and have the skills necessary to provide zealous representation totheir clients.
The Public Defender Division of CPCS is seeking Trial Attorneysto provide criminal defense representation for its DistrictCourt offices in various offices throughout the Commonwealth. The District Court offices provide legal representation and advocacy toindigent clients who are charged with criminal offenses within the finaljurisdiction of the District Court. Public Defenders represent clientscharged with misdemeanors and felonies, see G.L. c.218, §26,including some serious sexual offenses, and occasionally handle initialcommitment 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 befilling Trial Attorney positions.
The expected staffing needs for DistrictCourt are greatest in central, western, and southeastern Massachusetts and wewill be concentrating our recruitment and hiring for those regions.
These positions have anexpected start date in late August/early September 2018.
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
The following attributes arerequired 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 ofinterest.
The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) isan equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran ormilitary status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation asrequired by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable federal and state statutes andorganizational policies. Applicants whohave questions about equal employment opportunity or who need reasonableaccommodations can contact the Director of Human Resources Management, LisaBacon, at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALLAPPLICANTS MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE CPCS iCIMS WEBSITE. IF YOU DO NOTCOMPLETE THE CPCS iCIMS APPLICATION, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THISPOSITION. PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINKTO 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
Spanish Court Interpreters - Boston, MA
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
BostonOpen Date12/14/2017 JOB DESCRIPTIONSOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking qualified, professional, and experienced Spanish Court 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.
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
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 Spanish vocabularies 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
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
Fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Work is on an as-needed basis
Office environment with differing locations depending upon assignment
Announcement Number: 17-15 Court: John Joseph Moakley U.S.
Courthouse City, State: Boston, MA Court Website: http://mad.uscourts.gov/ Permanent Position: Temporary Minimum Salary: $84,767 Maximum Salary: $97,482 Closing Date: 04/02/2018 Link to Original Job Post: http://mad.uscourts.gov/human-resources/pdf/Vacancy%2017-15_Court%20Reporter_12.29.2017.pdf
Deputy Municipal Court Clerk II, (A181400-1), R37, Municipal Court
Assists the Municipal Court Administrator to administer and supervise the day-to-day operations of the City's Municipal Court, to include planning, scheduling, coordinating and executing the clerical activities of the Court; assuring all Court activities are accurately and expeditiously entered into the computer system; and, in the absence of the Court Administrator, administers all aspects of the business of the Court. Manages the daily financial transactions and prepares the deposits and reports. Assist the Municipal Court Judge with various requests.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the functions, organization, staffing, and operating procedures of Court operations.
Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the work of subordinates.
Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
Ability to make recommendations regarding employee job performance.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, the general public and others.
Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.
Knowledge of state statutes, laws, City ordinances, state penal code, and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed inside an office, stockroom, or warehouse. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, and traveling by car 1% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and office equipment; Work requires light carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 24 pounds), simple grasping, sitting, standing, kneeling and stooping. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises court cashiers; assists cashiers with questions or customers; ensures cashiers follow the City of Laredo Cash Handling Policy.
Responsible for counting out all cashiers at the end of day; makes sure all documents are in order for the deposit to be pick-up by a local courier.
Prepares necessary reports for Finance department using the Municipal Court Software program.
Supervises the assistant court clerk who is responsible for entering the general ledger posting report into the GMBA City software.
Collects returned checks for insufficient funds and prepares report as needed for Finance on the collection of NSF checks.
Serves as the Municipal Court liaison to the Finance department; reports to the Municipal Court Administrator on all areas that pertain to daily financial transactions and issues.
Prepares payroll for Municipal Court; makes sure all necessary forms are filled, ensures compliance with City of Laredo payroll procedures; maintains payroll files; trains and supervises other clerical staff in the preparation of payroll.
Prepares and verifies the State Court Cost-Quarterly Report and submits to Finance department.
Prepares, reviews, and files electronically the Official Municipal Court Monthly Report to the State Office of Court Administration.
Reviews and prepares the Seat Belt Report for submittal to Finance department on a monthly basis.
Assists with preparation and submittal of the Monthly Bond Deferral Report to Finance department.
Assists cashiers with all questions on collection of fines and fees and with the closing of the cashier's drawer; verifies and prepares the funds for pickup by the courier.
Assists all assistant court clerks with questions pertaining to trial docket setting, cases to be closed, cases to updated for future action, questions from the public pertaining to court operations or procedures.
Accepts complaints from various City departments and forwards them to the proper clerk for entry into docket.
Reviews cash bonds posted at the Police department and forwards them to the proper clerk for entry into system.
Assists the Municipal Court Judge with any request pertaining to cases or communications with City council members, City department directors, and City management.
Assists the public with information on court procedures and options.
Supervises the customer service area and handles complaints filed by the public.
May coordinate the release of prisoners from the Webb County Jail.
May substitute for the Court Administrator, and attend the weekly department director staff meetings and report back to the Court Administrator on issues discussed.
May act in the absence of the court clerk.
Supervises the entry and update of all data into the case processing management software; provides guidance to the assistant court clerk on issues pertaining to court process.
Performs any other ministerial functions as may be delegated by the Judge or Court Administrator.
Supervises the assistant court clerks, and if directed by the Court Administrator, counsel employees and assists with conflict resolution, explains department procedures, and ensures that department procedures are followed.
Supervises up to thirteen assistant court clerks on a daily basis.
Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associate's or technical school degree from an accredited college or university.
At least five (5) years of work experience in business administration, public administration, or related field, which includes at least three (3) years of managerial and/or supervisory experience.
Valid Licenses and Certifications
Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC)-Municipal Court Clerk Certification Level I must be obtained within two (2) years of employment.
Continued employment is contingent on successfully obtaining required certification(s) and/or license(s) within the specified period of time indicated above from time of hire.
Valid Texas Driver License*
- If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.
As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.
Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.
Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 727-6460 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.
"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."
Court Clerk II (Cashier)
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is looking for new members to join our team as part of one of the finest organizations in Hillsborough County. Employees of the Clerk of the Circuit Court provide quality service to our public.
As a member of our working team, you will occupy a position offering a unique challenge. You are, in effect, working both for your neighbors and yourself while constantly improving your community. You are a public employee performing essential services for the people of Hillsborough County. Our county's citizens are affected by your on-the-job performance and their opinions of our organization are directly influenced by your conduct. Wherever you work in the Clerk's organization, please keep in mind the trust that the people of Hillsborough County have placed in your hands. By meeting all of your responsibilities in the most efficient and courteous manner possible, you will find your efforts rewarding.
Job opportunities are offered first to current Clerk of the Circuit Court Employees. If a Clerk employee is not selected, consideration will be then given to applicants outside of the office.
This office reserves the right to consider how your application is prepared. It will be considered only if it is written with clarity and contains the required transcripts, certificates and licenses or other specified documents.
IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE
The Ideal Candidate should possess excellent customer service skills and should be an experienced cashier. Candidate should possess thorough overview knowledge of all areas of the courts system and Clerk's office functions. Candidate should be adept at multi-tasking and should be able to assist a very diverse group of customers in a courteous and professional manner. Candidates with prior experience working in Court systems or general customer service center involving cashiering duties are highly desirable.
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and Three years of clerical experience; including Two years of experience in the processing, examining, preparing or reviewing of any type of legal document and two years of experience cashiering and/or in providing assistance in a customer service based environment where cashiering was required.
A passing score on a general clerical exam.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Working knowledge of legal terminology and procedures.
Some knowledge of general office policies, procedures and practices.
Some knowledge of English grammar and spelling, and arithmetic.
Ability to perform accurate computations and verifications of data.
Ability to type, operate data processing, word processing and other office equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with government officials, other employees, and the public.
Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.
Work front counter and back office stations for various court types, e.g., Probation, Traffic, Misdemeanor, Felony, etc.
Cashier in multiple systems & process payments for all departments.
Issue receipts for materials and payments.
Interact with customers and attorneys and members of the Judiciary.
Receive and input new cases and additional filings into case management system.
Receipt mail and checks.
Accept and process submitted legal documents.
Process court orders.
Reconcile daily cash register.
Enter after court minutes into computer system.
Research archives in essential functions and work independently.
Provide information concerning general court procedures to the general public, other departments and agencies.
Perform other related duties as required.
This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.
RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Clerk of the Circuit Court provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.
Clerk of the Circuit Court welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.
Courtroom Clerk I/Ii - Superior Court Of California (Departmental Promotional Only)
Overall Job Objective
Job Title:Courtroom Clerk I/II - Superior Court of California (Departmental Promotional Only)Closing Date/Time:Mon. 03/26/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time Salary:$26.79 - $37.42 Hourly
$2,143.20 - $2,993.60 Biweekly
$4,643.60 - $6,486.13 Monthly
$55,723.20 - $77,833.60 Annually
Job Type:RegularLocation:San Mateo County, California
The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Courtroom Clerk I/II.
Courtroom Clerks provide direct administrative assistance to their supervisors, the Judges, and Commissioners; interact with attorneys, the public, and other County agencies; process a variety of legal documents; provide data entry support; maintain accurate and timely records of court proceedings; and provide support services to the Clerk's Office.
The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in the legal field and a working knowledge of court documents, processing procedures, and legal terminology. Additionally, the ideal candidate has the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of computers and court automated systems.
Effective interpersonal skills and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism while working with a diverse group, including the judicial officers, attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and the general public.
Ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and adapt in a challenging work environment with shifting priorities and multiple deadlines.
Ability to work as a member of a team and independently.
Excellent public speaking, listening, and written communication skills.
NOTE: Courtroom Clerks are expected to work in any court department and must be able to travel to any court location in the county.
Examples Of Duties:Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Attend all court proceedings and record and transcribe minutes of legal actions and proceedings such as disposition of pleas, trial settings, other motions, continuances, and all findings and rulings made by the court.
Maintain a judge's daily court calendar and inform appropriate individuals of changes; record assignment of cases and confer with attorneys to set hearing dates.
Screen visitors and attend confidential hearings in the judge's chambers; prepare and process appropriate documentation resulting from such hearings.
Impanel and poll jurors, record challenges, administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses and jurors and record jury service and compensation due; provide general, non-legal information regarding courtroom policies and procedures to courtroom participants.
Receive, mark and maintain records of evidence and exhibits; ensure the safekeeping of such materials during the proceedings.
Read charges and read and record verdicts and sentences; prepare abstracts of judgments for sentencing purposes.
Notify involved parties of various court matters by telephone, in person or by preparing correspondence; answer routine inquiries and correspondence regarding court matters such as court orders, hearing and filing dates and the judge's decisions.
Provide varied office and administrative assistance to the judge.
Enter and retrieve data and prepare reports using a personal or on-line computer system; create new databases and report formats using preprogrammed software for case management.
Organize work, set priorities and ensure that critical deadlines are met.
Organize and maintain varied general and departmental files; initiate new filing systems and purge outdated materials and required; maintain tickler files and independently follow up on matters as necessary.
Operate standard office equipment such as a typewriter, word processor, copy reproduction, facsimile machine, calculator or telephone.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:
Courtroom Clerk I - Two years of experience receiving, filing and processing a variety of legal documents such as are found in a Court.
Courtroom Clerk II - One year of experience attending court sessions, maintaining records of courtroom activities and providing office support assistance to a judge.
Knowledge of: Court and courtroom policies, procedures, practices and terminology; applicable codes, rules of court and proceedings and general legal terminology, process and format; office and administrative practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment; records management practices and procedures, including indexing and cross-indexing; business letter writing and the proper form for typed material; correct English usage, including grammar, spelling and punctuation; principles and techniques for dealing with the public, often when relations may be strained; basic business data processing principles and practices; and business arithmetic.
Skill/Ability to: Understand and apply Court, courtroom and basic legal policies, practices, procedures and terminology and explain them to court participants; perform detailed, complex and difficult courtroom support work quickly and accurately; organize and prioritize work, meet critical time deadlines and coordinate multiple activities; deal tactfully and effectively with a variety of individuals; make accurate arithmetic calculations; exercise initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines; compose correspondence independently or from brief instructions; use standard office equipment, including a word processor and/or a personal or on-line computer; organize and maintain accurate files and records; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; and type at a rate of 40 net words per minute from printed copy.
Application/Examination:Departmental Promotional Only. Only current employees in the San Mateo County Superior Court with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a permanent, probationary, or term position prior to the final filing date may apply. This recruitment is being conducted in collaboration with the County of San Mateo.
Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.
The examination process will consist of a written examination (pass/fail). Candidates who pass the written examination will be invited to a panel interview, including a writing exercise (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations, or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.
The written exam is a basic civil service / government examination. It is a 100-question multiple-choice test with six subject areas including: Clerical Skills; Written Communication; Problem-Solving, Analysis, and Mathematical Ability; Public and Interpersonal Relations; Legal Procedures and Terms; and Technical Expert/Resource. Applicants must achieve a passing score on the written examination to move forward to the interview.
Most libraries and bookstores stock study guides for civil service/government examinations. Applicants are encouraged to review these resource materials prior to taking the examination. While the Court does not recommend or endorse specific books, job seekers can ask librarians or store employees for guidance when selecting appropriate study aids.
The panel interview is a standard component of most Civil Service selection processes. Each candidate will be interviewed individually by a panel of three (or more) subject matter experts from the Court. All candidates will be asked the same questions, in the same order, for approximately the same amount of time. Responses to each question will be scored based on pre-determined scoring criteria. Each candidate will receive an overall interview score. Candidates that achieve a passing score on the panel interview will be placed on the eligible list ranked according to their Interview score. As part of the interview process, each candidate will complete a writing exercise prior to their interview. The writing exercise will be scored and the score will be part of the overall score for the panel interview.
The anticipated dates of the recruitment and examination processes are listed below. Please make plans to be present for these opportunities.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.
TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
Final Filing Date: March 26, 2018, 11:59 PM
Written Examination: April 7, 2018
Panel Interview: May 2, 2018
Please Note: The Written Examination date of Saturday, April 7, 2018 is firm. The exact time and location of the exam will be sent to applicants by April 2, 2018. Written Exams are usually given at Carlmont High School in Belmont, CA and generally start at 8:00 AM. Because of the logistics involved in giving the exam, no make-up exams will be offered except in cases where there is a need for a special accommodation. Please make plans now to be available for the April 7th examination.
The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Analyst: Lillian Lilles (031218) (Courtroom Clerk I/II - X074/X075)
Note: Although the County is conducting the recruitment with the Superior Court, this position is not a County position.
Internship - 2018 PDD Quincy District Court
The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is the state agency in Massachusetts responsible for providing legal services to the poor in civil and criminal matters where the laws of the Commonwealth or the state or federal constitution mandate that counsel be provided. We represent adults accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses. We also represent low income clients who face civil commitment based on mental illness or alcohol or other sustance abuse.
We offer law student interns a variety of experiences and assignments, supervised by veteran attorneys, as well as valuable training. Interns with our office have successfully argued in court for the release of our clients at arraignment, as well as motions to dismiss, bail appeals, section 35 hearings, probation surrender hearings, and motions to suppress.
Law students who have successfully completed or are enrolled in an evidence or trial practice class, with the written approval by their Dean, may represent clients under the supervision of a staff public defender in court per SJC Rule 3:03.
Law Students who have taken classes in evidence, criminal law, constitutional law, critical legal theory, and/or trial advocacy
Law students who speak a foreign language
Interns work directly with attorneys, investigators, and social service advocates on the following:
Client interviews, interns must agree to keep confidential all information involving client representation, and the work they perform on behalf of our clients
Arraignment and bail arguments
Drafting pretrial motions, affidavits and legal memoranda
Pretrial investigation, including visiting the locations of alleged crimes and interviewing witnesses
Jury and bench trials in criminal cases
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