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Legal Staff Paralegal in Everett, WA

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Company name

Snohomish County

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Everett, WA

Date Last Verified

Apr 14,2018

Posted on

Apr 13,2018

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Judicial Process Assistant - Customer Service The candidate: Examines court documents for legally required data, formats and correct causes of action for the following Superior Court case types: Criminal, Civil, Domestic, Probate/Guardianship, Adoption/Parentage, Involuntary Treatment, Juvenile, and Appeals prior to acceptance for filing, pursuant to statutes and court rules; and processes filing fee accounts receivable transactions. Prepares and electronically submits appellate documents to State Court of Appeals and State Supreme Court, pursuant to state Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAP); receives, prepares and processes appellate documents to/from courts of limited jurisdiction and state administrative agencies; and prepares billing documents. Examines, determines and provides appropriate access for all court exhibits, including bio-hazard materials, weapons, drugs, money, and other valuables; indexes and retrieves exhibit data from computer databases; maintains chain of custody for records and exhibits and participates in quarterly audits; prepares documentation and exhibits for release, and/or destruction after required retention period; prepares and provides exhibits for transfer to State Supreme Court or State Court of Appeals for appellate cases. Examines and indexes court and appellate documents into state databases and Clerk's Case Management System (CMS) and ensures compliance with state law, and state and local court rules; facilitates the proper preparation and processing of court documents within the Superior Court system; examines court records to ensure statutorily confidential and sealed documents and records are not disclosed to the public; verifies to ensure accuracy and updates index entries in state databases and Clerk's CMS. Transmits specific court documents and court orders involving protection orders, restraining orders, and bench warrants to law enforcement pursuant to state laws; transmits specific court documents, court orders and information to the Washington State Support Registry, Department of Licensing, Secretary of State, and other government agencies pursuant to state laws. Issues summons and writs of certiorari, execution, garnishment, habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, replevin, attachment and restitution; reviews and issues criminal, civil predator and material bench warrants and warrants of arrest as ordered by Superior Court; reviews, issues and maintains search warrants, and enters and manages special inquiries and intercepts as ordered by Superior Court.Reviews and complies with court orders in the issuance of in-state subpoenas and issues foreign subpoenas under Clerk's statutory authority; prepares certified and/or exemplified court documents, tenders fees, and transmits to state and county departments, title companies, law firms, other agencies and the public. Maintains the Superior Court sealed Will Repository per statute. Assists attorneys, legal staff, Superior Court employees and the Judiciary, other government agencies, and the public in conducting complex court record searches using a myriad of online computer and microfilm/fiche search tools and procedures; determines access to confidential and sealed court records; collects fees, prepares certified search results, and maintains audit trail of written search requests. Assists the general public, attorneys/legal staff, Superior Court employees and the Judiciary, government and commercial agencies in person, by telephone or in writing by explaining court procedures and schedules; provides technical information about court document processing and indexing; provides professionally written responses to the public regarding authorized state law and court rule requirements for rejecting legal documents; evaluates and diffuses sensitive and/or potentially volatile people and situations and reacts appropriately including contacting security when necessary. Provides procedural information, court forms, and instructional materials regarding court rules, policies and procedures to victims of domestic violence, harassment, stalking, and sexual assault as well as vulnerable adults seeking protection from predatory individuals and to individuals seeking an extreme risk protection order; ensures timely data entry into local and state information systems; and supports self-represented litigants and the judiciary through attendance at daily protection order hearing calendars to facilitate the process. Determines appropriate fees based on statutory requirements and receipts a high volume of complex Superior Court fees, fines and restitution from a variety of sources into the Clerk's CMS. Includes a high volume of cashiers' checks/money orders, electronic fund transfers, credit/debit card transactions and online payments; maintains accounting for all legal tender collected; maintains, balances, and closes cash registers on a daily basis; recommends and maintains accounting controls in an environment that includes a high volume of customer transactions. Provides ex parte services via mail to law firms and the public; researches and provides documents to the judiciary to facilitate the processing and entry of court orders; facilitates completion of ex parte transactions by filing originals and mailing copies of documents to customers; recommends and assists lead, supervisor or manager with the development of pro-se self-help forms packets. Maintains electronic record keeping systems to ensure complex databases are accurate; reviews court documents and records for accuracy sufficient to prepare records groups for permanent archival preservation or destruction in accordance with Secretary of State Clerk Retention Schedules and generally accepted recordkeeping principles. Performs select duties of Judicial Process Assistant Lead as assigned; provides back up and peak work load coverage for co-workers; performs Judicial Operations Assistant I and II and Judicial Accounting Assistant I and II duties as assigned. Testifies in court cases as a subject matter expert regarding Clerk's Office policies and procedures and statutory responsibilities as required. Trains and/or checks work of Judicial Process Assistant I and II employees and support staff; when conducting training, meets with trainees on a weekly basis to discuss training status; prepares reports for the manager, supervisor and lead on trainees' progress; prepares and updates training manuals; recommends and assists in updating procedures as necessary. Collects, analyzes and reports division productivity data; de­signs and recommends new forms, information systems, and reports as appropriate. Serves on a variety of teams and committees as needed; may perform other related duties as assigned. Should have Associate's Degree in criminal justice or paralegal studies or completion of an accredited legal assistant program; and 1+ year experience; OR 3+ years' experience as a Judicial Process Assistant I; OR any equivalent combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Typing of forty-five (45) wpm required. Application deadline: 04/16/18.

Additional info

Position #2018 Apr CLK-2093

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Snohomish County
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, MS 405
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-388-3411