Bilingual Senior Court Clerk - Domestic ...
Minnesota Judicial Branch - Minneapolis, MN

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The Fourth Judicial District, is seeking to fill a full-time (40 hours per pay period, Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) Bilingual Senior Court Clerk position in the Domestic Abuse Service Center.

Example of Duties:
  • Provide forms and/or computer assistance to litigants who are creating their own pleadings and proposed orders.
  • Type litigant pleadings and proposed orders based upon a handwritten statement from customers; occasionally meet customers to retrieve necessary information required to obtain an OFP and other related court orders.
  • Deliver proposed order to the signing judge, answer any questions the judge may have, direct customers to appropriate person or agency and respond to questions/inquiries regarding court procedures; in person or over the phone.
  • Contact with Judges, courtroom clerks, other court staff, police, attorneys, probation officers, Sheriff's department and outside agencies.
  • Update required data regarding parties, documents and events in MNCIS and enter case into OFP state system. Scan documents into MNCIS.
  • Perform receptionist duties: answer phones, set appointments, register clients, answer court procedural questions and refer customers to other services within DASC.
  • Perform general office duties using the copier, fax and computer.

Typical Qualifications:


•Graduation from an approved high school or vocational school.
•Bi-lingual in Spanish (both spoken and written).
•Experience (6 months to 2 years) as a court clerk or in the legal field or any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the knowledge, abilities and skills required.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
•Ability to type 40 wpm accurately.
•Successful candidates will be required to pass a Criminal Background Check prior to appointment.
•Successful candidates will be required to pass a Spanish Proficiency Test prior to appointment.


•Knowledge and/or experience working with victims of domestic violence or issues surrounding victims of domestic violence.
•Ability to work respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds, both as customers and co-workers.
•Ability to remain calm while helping customers; ability to remain empathetic to customers' situations; ability to remain a neutral party interacting with customers.
•Knowledge of court procedures, policies and laws.
•Knowledge of appropriate procedures for processing a variety of legal documents.
•Knowledge of procedures for proper record maintenance and retention.

Supplemental Information:

•Posted for bidding, internal and external application simultaneously.

•For Courts AFSCME-represented employees seeking to bid, transfer, demote or promote. AFSCME-represented employees seeking to bid must also notify Fourth Judicial District HR of their intent to bid. Please email or call (612)348-3317 or Thomas at, 612-348-8745.

•For other internal applicants, the selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

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