Job duties include but are not limited to general case processing and scheduling of both criminal and civil cases, data entry, case filing, accepting and recording payments, and providing assistance to law enforcement authorities, attorneys, defendants and the public.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Prepares and files various court documents including opening and closing court files. Checks for accuracy and completeness of information, attaches any necessary verifications and/or related records.
- Answers telephone calls, may assist clients by ascertaining needs, explaining department policies and
procedures, initiating any paperwork, and/or referring them to other court locations or staff members.
- Accepts and records payment of fees, fines and costs, cash bonds, and other monetary transactions required by the Court. Issues receipts, and makes entries in various accounting journals as necessary.
- Must be capable of dealing with clients who may be hostile or irate.
- Must schedule proceedings before the Court, issuing summons, arranging for process service, and coordinating proceedings among the judge, defense attorneys, plaintiff attorneys, prosecutor and other court participants.
- May collect and assist with maintaining data on court activities and assist in the preparation of monthly
caseload reports or other statistical data as requested.
- Receives, sorts, counts, and reviews various computerized documents and forms for accuracy.
- Operates office machines such as copiers, calculators, computer terminals and printers.
- Files case forms, case files, cards, and other documents both alphabetically and numerically.
- May prepare the daily bank deposit.
- Maintains an accurate log on all court actions on each case file and computer record.
- From a set fine/cost schedule, in some cases, may cite fines and costs to be assessed.
- Must possess a thorough knowledge of court operations, legal procedures, court rules and statutes covering their assigned areas.
- Issues Writs, Warrants and Wage Assignments on order of the Court.
- May administer oaths and swear in witnesses.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must have computer skills.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified
2 years of legal experience or equivalent required