Judicial Assistant

Starting Salary: $33,081.60

This is afull-time state employee position in which said employee will be required to contribute to retirement, but is also eligible for dental and health insurance and other government benefits. This job is an administrative position whereby the employee is required to perform various administrative tasks to help the judge(s) manage their workload and court schedule. Common job duties include drafting pleadings, filing and copying, answering general questions about court proceedings (employees are not allowed to give out legal advice), issuing pre-approved court orders and transcribing court correspondences. A Judicial Assistant may also be responsible for managing scheduled trials, motions and court hearings, as well as supervising interns, volunteers or law clerks. Duties also include some legal research, extensive drafting of court documents to be reviewed and approved by the judge in a high paced environment. This position can also be referred to as administrative assistant, court clerk or another similar title.

Requirements

Preferred applicants must have a certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related area, such as paralegal/legal studies, political science or criminal justice or a current law student. Must have strong writing, organizational and time-management skills; ability to critically think; strong computer and typing skills; a quick learner of new software; and professional office experience. Recent legal experience (within the last 2 years) and familiarity with the electronic filing system “AlaCourt” is mandatory.

Interested Applicants shall email resumes to: maylynn.smith@alacourt.gov