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Litigation - General Attorney in Belchertown, MA

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Company name

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required

Location

Belchertown, MA

Date Last Verified

Jun 14,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018


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Assistant Clerk Magistrate Duties : 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. 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. 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.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : The candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; and knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through 6+ 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 OR 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+ 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 OR 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. 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; OR 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+ years of relevant work experience. Candidates with at least 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney will be given a preference.

Closing Date 06/05/2018.

Additional info

ID 2018-3750. Send online application.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
24 Beacon St Ste 337
Boston, MA 02133