Estimated Temporary Employment Dates: February through May, 2017
POSTED DATE: January 6, 2017
SUBMISSION DATE: Until filled. Applicants will be immediately considered upon submission of their application.
NATURE OF WORK:
The purpose of this position is to assist the Judge in the research, drafting, and decision-making process; conducting research and advising the Judge on legal issues that may arise in a hearing or bench trial; assisting attorneys with procedural questions/issues; and ensuring case flow and case management of pending actions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Researches statutory law, case law, and procedure germane to civil and criminal matters pending before the court; uses online and hard copy research sources; composes/drafts decisions and/or entries; proofreads and edits Judge’s decisions/entries
Drafts decisions and entries related to motions and other requests pending before the court; categorizes, files, and removes from files draft copies of decisions; files courtesy copies
Locates case citations for court reporter
Conducts status conferences related to motion practice, discovery, etc.; conducts civil pre-trials; resolves disputes in civil matters with respect to continuances, discovery issues, case management issues, etc.
Receives and responds to questions via telephone or live requests regarding civil cases
Retrieves files and papers from Clerk’s office
Coordinates with Judge, Magistrate, other staff, attorneys, and litigants; answers inquiries from attorneys, litigants, Bailiffs, and Judge
Coordinates hearing dates for special matters; provides general management of civil docket
Identifies and requests deletion of motions which have been decided or should not be on the current-motion list
Edits jury instructions in civil and criminal cases
Attends professional seminars
Performs other related duties as required
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND SUBMITTED ON-LINE AT www.fccourts.org/jobs OR MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND RETURNED TO:
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, HUMAN RESOURCES 345 SOUTH HIGH STREET – SECOND FLOOR COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
Applications will not be accepted prior to the posting date or after the submission date indicated above. Resumes, personal statements, letters of reference, training records or other pertinent information may be included but not substituted for the application.
*Important Note: Applicants must submit a legal writing sample in conjunction with the application and resume in order to be considered for this position.
*Important Note: Applicants should not directly contact the Judge’s Chambers; inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources office.
The person selected will undergo a background investigation.
THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, AGE, OR ANCESTRY OF ANY PERSON.
One (1) year law experience
Must possess and maintain a license to practice law in the State of Ohio