Court Clerk
St. Croix County, WI - Hudson, WI

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Performs a wide variety of advanced clerical support work that requires a thorough understanding of the workings of the judicial system.

Examples of Duties:

Case management duties include: initiating new cases; assigning case numbers; docketing and filing legal documents; drafting letters, legal documents, reports, minutes, as requested by Clerk of Court, Court Commissioners and Judges;

Maintaining court calendars; scheduling court hearings, conferences, initial appearances and trials;

Preparing and reviewing case files; collecting and marking exhibits; preparing cases for appeal, including compiling and indexing the record; disposing of cases and communicating the disposition to external agencies

Financial management duties include receipting fees, fines and forfeitures; granting and entering judgments, issuing requests for disbursement of funds.

Additional duties include: assisting the public, attorneys, judges, court commissioners, other county departments and outside agencies by: answering phone, written and in person requests.

Work assignment could be in one of the following areas: civil, criminal, traffic, family, forfeitures and juvenile ordinances, small claims, and front counter.

Typical Qualifications:

Working knowledge of legal office practices and procedures and the ability to use office equipment including court-based programs; ability to take quick and accurate notes and minutes

Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; ability to organize and systematically handle a large volume of information, documents, and files

Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time; ability to perform detailed work accurately and in a timely manner with minimal supervision; possession of excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to understand, write, and clearly speak English; ability to communicate clearly with all users of court services

Ability to establish and maintain an effective and positive working relationship with staff, other departments, and members of the public; general knowledge of legal terminology and courtroom protocol; knowledge of general accounting principles;

Ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to accurately type a minimum of 55 wpm.

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Supplemental Information:

Length of Trial/Training Period: 60 working days

Work Schedule: 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday, to be scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Some overtime may be required due to court scheduling.

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