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Legal Staff Paralegal in Saint Cloud, MN

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Company name

Minnesota District Court, 7th Judicial District

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Criminal Law

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Saint Cloud, MN

Date Last Verified

Apr 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 06,2018

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Senior Court Clerk The candidate will provide extensive support in processing of all cases of assigned area from initiation through disposition. This includes filing of documents, initiation of court files, receipting of court fees and scheduling of hearings. Perform tasks of complexity that deal with the processing of cases through the court system. Provide written, in person and telephone assistance to the public and other agency personnel. Initiate and schedule new juvenile and new criminal cases. Use MNCIS e-File to receive and file court documents. Prepare and process the daily deposit as needed. Perform month end balancing. Review financial reports for auditing purposes and accuracy. Sort mail and receipt mail and bail payments. Process payable citations as needed. Reviews legal documents for completeness, adequacy, accuracy and compliance with rules. Reviews documents to determine accurate security level code, imaging documents to the file, working within the eFile and eServe queue to initiate and file documents. Determines proper routing of complaints, petitions, and other filings; notifies parties. Performs receipting function for case initiations, certified copies and fine payments. May have daily contact with judges while working as their assistants in court proceedings and in responding to their request for documents or other information; with the general public, attorneys and representatives from outside agencies for the purpose of answering questions relative to court policies and procedures, providing referrals for further assistance, providing information on case status and court records, and giving assistance with the processing of applications and documents; and with local law enforcement agencies and personnel for the purpose of exchanging information on court cases and proceedings. Type or generate from the computer, notices, executions, correspondence, court calendars, orders, etc.; review for accuracy and completeness; also may perform jury coordination and processing activities. Enter on computer system, required permanent record information such as case events, bail information, case activity, dispositions and sentencing. May report information to Department of Public Safety and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, as applicable. Perform telephone and counter work; answer/respond to incoming phone calls; respond to questions/inquiries regarding court procedures; and manage court records. Assure completeness and accuracy of records leaving the court jurisdiction pursuant to change of venue, appeal, and certification requirements. Perform courtroom clerical duties; prepares case files and forms for court; check people in and calls the calendar; swears in witnesses; take court minutes and/or may operate electronic recorder to record dispositions; set court dates for next appearance; arrange and organize the docket, note continuances, make minute and docket entries to reflect case progress; and update cases and prepare judge orders. May participate in and coordinate the scheduling and calendaring of arraignments, preliminary hearings, pre-trial conferences, continuances, trials and other matters; send out notices; contact attorneys and parties concerning rescheduling; and make appropriate record entries. Review MNCIS case exception or related operational reports and implement appropriate corrective actions. Graduation from high school or vocational school and experience as a court clerk or in a legal field is required. Criminal Justice, Paralegal or Legal secretarial degree is preferred. Considerable knowledge of court procedures and policies, laws and legal factors pertaining to the court desired. Knowledge of MNCIS and efiling documents an asset. Application Deadline: April 22, 2018.

Additional info

Position #: 01017653. Job #: 04550. Apply online and attach resume and cover letter.

Company info

Marry Stock
Minnesota District Court, 7th Judicial District
725 Courthouse Square 406
Saint Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 651-284-3863