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Judicial Assistant County Court

Company name

Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Oct 10,2019

Valid Through

Jan 23,2020

Posted on

Apr 19,2018


USD 37093 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Miami, FL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Judicial Assistant - County Court
The candidate will be responsible for administrative, secretarial and clerical tasks of high responsibility. Work involves displaying initiative, good judgment, professionalism, follow-through, the ability to multi-task and readily adapt to fast-changing priorities, neatness and organizational skills, and a strong work ethic. Frequent working contacts are made with judges, offices of the Clerk of Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, State Attorney, Public Defender, private attorneys, law clerks, state and local law enforcement, witnesses, bailiffs, criminal justice and social service professionals, the news media, and the general public. Work is often of a sensitive and confidential nature. Prepares and manages the Judge’s court and professional calendar coordinating and scheduling motions, hearings, conferences and trials at the request of the judge. Interacts with attorneys and litigants and their family members to resolve problems such as scheduling conflicts or other case-related issues. Prepares and distributes orders as directed by the judge; assists judge in preparing a calendar for several months in advance. Reviews case files for accuracy, format compliance and completeness prior to submitting files to the judge; ensures presence of all required files; maintains trial dockets, continuances and trial orders. Screens telephone calls and visitors to the judge’s office; provides information, resolves issues, directs caller/visitor to proper personnel or agency, or takes messages. Performs routine clerical tasks such as reviewing, distributing and responding to incoming mail; performing data entry, ordering office supplies, maintaining files/records, faxing or photocopying. Composes and/or edits correspondence, memoranda, directives, notices, orders, reports, e-mails, and other documents observing strict confidentiality; organizes papers for filing; prepares compensation and travel vouchers. Prepares yearly financial disclosures forms; makes travel arrangements. Interacts with judges, clerks of courts, litigants, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, bailiffs, social services, witnesses and the general public to exchange information or to facilitate task completion. Performs research on defendants utilizing databases from the Clerk’s Office and the jail system; may conduct limited case law research using an electronic database such as Lexus-Nexus. Performs related work as required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have High School Diploma, or equivalent, 1+ year of college or vocational school education in paralegal, secretarial skills, computer operations or a closely related field; and 3+ years of responsible experience as a legal secretary or paralegal. Should have working knowledge of trial court (including civil, traffic, and criminal) rules and procedures. Excellent computer software knowledge: MS Office, ECourtesy, Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS), Odyssey, E-Filing, Office 365, Outlook, Mocha is required. Excellent typing skills is needed. Thorough knowledge of business English, spelling and punctuation is must. Bilingual English/Spanish is helpful.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
175 N.W. 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33128

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