Wooster, OH – Probate Court Law Clerk – Wayne County Probate & Juvenile Court

AkronLawJobs No. 10365

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Judge and/or Staff Attorney, the Law Clerk performs legal research and writing, communicates with the public, attorneys, court staff, government agencies, litigants, and other stakeholders (“Court Users”) in person, by telephone, and by written communication; reviews case files for accuracy prior to sending files to the Judge; Receives and processes pleadings and other documents, including those that are computerized, digitized and/or microfilmed records of court cases; and performs related work on estates, guardianship, adoption, civil action, and numerous other case types as assigned. Responsible for researching law sources such as statutes, ordinances, judicial decisions, legal articles, etc. Prepares legal documents such as orders, entries, opinions, and pleadings for review, approval, and use by the Judge/Magistrates. Must be exceptionally detail-oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment, be a self-starter, and proficient with multi-tasking/prioritization of tasks. Must have exemplary customer service skills, be punctual, have regular attendance, and maintain a good attitude. Previous docketing and electronic filing experience preferred, but not necessary. Familiarity with probate matters will be given priority. May receive, disburse, and accurately account for public funds in the form of fines, court costs, and fees. Reports to the Probate Chief Deputy Clerk, Probate Staff Attorney, and/or Court Administrator.

QUALIFICATIONS:  2L, 3L, or JD. Completion of at least one year of Law School and currently enrolled, or a law school graduate, or equivalent experience. Passage of the Bar is not required. Knowledge of principles and practices of the legal system, particularly of civil procedure; Knowledge and experience conducting legal research, particularly using Westlaw; Knowledge of the types and methods of preparation of legal documents and experience with legal writing; Paralegal certificate or top 50% of law school class preferred, or a J.D.; Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions properly the first time and consistently thereafter; Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Ability to effectively and sensitively handle communications with Court Users; Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook/Exchange environment required; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with attorneys, Court Users, and Court personnel.

How to Apply: Fill out an APPLICATION and mail it with your resume and cover letter to Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court, Attn: Court Administrator, 107 W. Liberty Street, Wooster, OH 44691

Deadline:  July 31, 2019