STUDENT LAW CLERK (PART-TIME)
Employment Status: Part-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Appointing Judge
Civil Service Status: Unclassified
Work Schedule: <25 hours per week maximum(during school season)<35 hours per week maximum (during summer season)
Pay Grade: N/A
DISTINGUISHING JOB CHARACTERISTICS:
Conducts legal research and writes opinions for consideration and use by the Court in making legal decisions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
- Researches legal issues, topics and questions, and compiles and writes research results for use and reference by the Court in making legal decisions. Researches case law, statutes, secondary legal sources, local/evidentiary rules, using hard-copy and computerized research materials.
- Writes and edits judicial decisions, and provides assistance and recommendations to Appointing Judge or Magistrate in determining case outcomes. Confers with Appointing Judge or Magistrate regarding outcome of cases or other legal
- Drafts jury instructions for civil and criminal cases for Appointing Judge’s consideration and
- Manages and tracks complex
- Attends hearings and
- Tracks motions for decisions when
- Conducts special judicial
- Fills in for Bailiff when
- Reviews case files, transcripts, exhibits, testimony, and other evidence to present factual findings and summarize procedural
- Contacts attorneys and/or their staff regarding
- Conducts scheduling and status conferences regarding cases assigned to Judge or
- Manages discovery
- Participates in settlement
- All Essential Duties and Responsibilities in this Position Description will be performed exclusively by the Judicial Staff.
- Other duties as
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION:
This position has no supervisory duties.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Works at the pleasure of the Appointing Judge.
SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Works in an unclassified and exempt position. Does not qualify for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not eligible for Family Medical Leave.
Computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and other general office equipment.
Good working conditions.
CONTACTS WITH OTHERS:
Judges, magistrates, staff attorneys, department heads, lawyers, pro se litigants, bailiffs, judicial assistants, other Court staff, Clerk’s Office personnel, outside attorneys and their staff.
Information regarding open cases and nonpublic information regarding the court system.
USUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not, be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the employer, employee, and/or applicant identify tasks where reasonable accommodations may need to be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties because of an ADA disability.
While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering information into the computer and performing other tasks. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when using a computer screen.
Current student at an accredited law school.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of: Legal research methods and sources; court processes; general legal principles; criminal and civil law; criminal and civil rules of procedure; local rules of court and rules governing the courts of Ohio.
Ability to: Analyze, synthesize, and distinguish legal concepts and materials; work professionally with Judge, attorneys, and staff; maintain confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information; work independently.
Skill in: Manual and computerized legal research; evaluating and editing legal documents; writing, organizing and presenting research results; written and verbal communication; and operating computer.
Employment Eligibility Information:
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present to the Court, within three (3) days of their original appointment, original documents which show satisfactory proof of: 1) identity and 2) U.S. Citizenship or a legal right to work permanently in the United States.
Criminal Background Check:
Prior to any candidate being offered a position or promotion with the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, candidates must pass a criminal background check.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
It is the policy of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, that no person shall be subjected to employment discrimination because of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin.
The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the application, examination or selection process, if requested. Please notify Human Resources at 937-225-6161of the accommodations needed, preferably at the time of application, but no later than two days prior to the date needed.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT GENERAL DIVISION BENEFITS
Part-time employees are not eligible for paid vacation leave.
Part-time employees accrue Long Term Sick Leave at a rate of .034625 hours for every hour in active pay status; the rate of .038462 will be applied to the hours a part-time employee was in active pay status the previous year for Paid Personal Leave.
Part-time, temporary employees are not eligible for holiday pay.
Health Benefits/Medical Coverage:
Part-time employees are not eligible for health benefits and medical coverage.
Part-time, temporary employees are not eligible for Life Insurance.
All full- and part-time Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, employees participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (O.P.E.R.S.) Employees contribute 10% of their salary; the Court contributes 14%.
In Addition:The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, offers its employees an Employee Assistance Program, access to a credit union, a Deferred Compensation Program, a Wellness Program, and direct payroll deposit. This Position Description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the employee filling this position. The employee may be required to follow additional instructions and perform other duties required by the employee’s supervisor or designee.The provisions of this Position Description do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provision contained in this Description may be modified or revoked without notice.