This is the entry level of caseload management work learning the legal processes and procedures and case management functions while performing the full range of case management activities.
Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
JUDICIAL CASE PROCESSING
- Reviews legal/court documents for completeness, accuracy and compliance with applicable time limitations, costs and court procedures and determines appropriate procedural requirement for processing.
- Prepares and issues a wide variety of court and legal documents.
- Researches case files, records, databases and other sources of information to insure accuracy of case data and resolve discrepancies.
- Enters information into manual or automated systems.
- Prepares and maintains files and records insuring all required documents are included.
- Provides information on court/unit procedures and event status to the public, judges, attorneys and litigants.
- Attends hearings and proceedings to provide files, records and case information to judicial officer; records event disposition and administers oaths.
JUDICIAL CASE MANAGER
- Assesses case filings to determine placement in case track/program or recommends referral to alternative case tracks.
- Interprets and applies court rules, laws and procedural requirements for case events and caseflow management.
- Monitors and coordinates case activity through multiple legal events and processes. Tracks case events/status, anticipates case flow problems/causes for delay and initiates appropriate action to expedite cases effectively and efficiently including contacting participants to resolve issues that inhibit case flow.
- Develops case management procedures for use by judge or team.
- Advises judicial officers regarding various case events that ultimately lead to final case disposition.
- Coordinates case activity and events with judicial officers, attorneys, law enforcement agencies and litigants.
- Resolves technical case processing issues requiring research of case data and coordinating activities with other agencies and courts.
- Researches case files, records and other sources of information to insure accuracy of case data, prepare and issue court documents and resolve discrepancies and issues related to caseflow.
- Establishes and maintains contacts with the legal community, other agencies and courts/units, both externally and internally, to ensure case flow is expedited.
- Enters case data into automated case management systems; prepares and maintains case files and records.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Judicial Case Manager I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in legal case flow management which includes managing cases as they move through the legal process.
- Six months experience in applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
- Knowledge of narrative report writing.
The application is evaluated based upon a rating of training and experience.
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