Job Details

Courtroom Clerk/Senior Courtroom Clerk

Company name

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 23, 2021

Valid Through

Nov 05, 2021

Posted on

Mar 07, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 48984 to 64480 Annually

Years of Experience

2-3 yrs required

Location

Napa, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Courtroom Clerk/Senior Courtroom Clerk
Duties: Under general direction, provides courtroom support for judicial officers. Pulls and prepares files for daily court calendars; attends court sessions and prepares and records minutes of actions and proceedings; enters court minutes into case management system; participates in court proceedings; explains policies and procedures of the court to attorneys and the general public; and performs related duties as required. Serves as a clerk to a Judicial Officer in the preparation and execution of daily court calendars and/or pleadings before trial in any area of the court. Attends court to record minutes, administer oaths, and record and file exhibits introduced. Receive, mark, maintain records and assume custody of evidence and exhibits. Maintains records of hearing dates and continuances. Consults with attorneys and court regarding changes in court calendar dates. Impanels jury; records challenges and proceedings during jury selection; documents jury services; computes compensation dues; ensures attorneys have paid court reporter fees. Maintain records of court appointed counsel and medical examiners, expert witnesses, and compensation fees. Prepares notices of in-custody status or terms of release. . Reads charges, indictments or verdicts to defendants. Completes sentencing documents regarding prison, jail, probation, community justice, fee and fine payments. Notifies interpreters, conflict counsel, investigators, psychiatric and other professionals when appointed by court and coordinate scheduling thereof. Determines when a bail bond exoneration or forfeiture is needed and processes as appropriate. Collects and keeps organized records of court reporter fees or change to: Process requests for Interpreter and Court Reporter, verifies their appearances and payment vouchers and instructs them on services needed. Prepares, files, endorses and mails Judgment and Notice of Entry of Judgment. Prepares and submits jury usage sheets. Enters all necessary data entry in case management system. Prepares and maintains a variety of correspondence and reports, including statistical reports and workload reports. Use various other software programs to assist with processing court work including word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail, calendars, reports and data analysis. Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications:
Courtroom Clerk:
Education/Training: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
Experience: 2 years of legal clerical experience including one of the following: 1+ year of experience preparing or processing legal documents in a court of law. 1+ year of experience at a level equivalent to the Legal Process Clerk or equivalent in a court of law. 1+ year of clerical experience in a courtroom
Substitution for Legal Clerical Experience. 1 year of increasingly responsible clerical experience in an administrative, customer service, medical, banking or related environment may be substituted for 1 year of legal clerical experience
OR
Completion of a recognized paralegal program at a university, college or other education institution may be substituted for 1 year of the legal clerical experience.
Knowledge of: Modern office practices and procedures. Operation of standard office equipment and personal computers. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation. Basic math and record keeping systems. Operation, procedures and jurisdiction of the Court. Legal forms, documents and terminology relating to civil, criminal, probate, family law, traffic and juvenile cases. Rules of Court and court related sections of various California Codes, ordinances, laws, regulations, provision and policies related to specific court assignments. Basic judicial branch and local justice system organization and procedures. Legal terminology and forms used in a state level trial court. Wide range of court document filing procedures. Applicable laws, codes and rules of court. Forms, records, document processing procedures and legal terminology as applicable to area of assignment. Automated systems used in court information storage and document preparation. Court document preparation, duplication and distribution procedures. Ability to: Record minutes of Court proceedings. Learn to perform a wide range of legal office work using varied clerical skills and abilities.. Listen carefully to note pertinent information for court records. Administer oaths and affirmation. Understand, explain and apply specific statutes, codes, laws, regulations and procedures. Remain calm in a highly demanding environment. Maintain flexibility. Communicate in a tactful and professional manner orally and in writing. Identify and correct technical inaccuracies. Enter data into a computer. Calculate fees and fines. Maintain confidentiality. Interact in a respectful, cooperative, productive and tactful manner. Work as a team member and follow directions. Independently process court documents related to the assigned area of responsibility. Effectively utilize the court’s case management system and other technology systems to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other court staff, justice agency employees, litigants, and attorneys. Prioritize work assignments and consistently meet legally mandated and procedural deadlines.
Senior Courtroom Clerk:
Education/Training: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
Experience: 3 years of experience performing the duties of a Courtroom Clerk.
In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed for a Courtroom Clerk: Ability to: Work independently and complete work assignments with minimal supervision. Process more difficult and highly technical courtroom work in any case type. Provide technical direction and training to other less experienced employees.

Additional info

Position #2021-00001

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Superior Court of California, County of NAPA
825 Brown Street
Third Floor
Napa, CA 94559