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Court Assistant Jobs in Mecklenburg County, NC at North Carolina – North Carolina Government

Description of Work

SALARY GRADE:  Grade 12The Trial Court Administrator’s Office, 26th Judicial District, serving Mecklenburg County, seeks a qualified candidate to perform a variety of duties in support of Judges in the Judicial District.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:Perform legal research and writing.Compose and prepare materials including correspondence, reports and legal documents.Monitor and manage legal documents / cases via eCourts.Screen callers and visitors, answer inquiries, secure and give information.Screen and route mail according to contents of communication including email.Schedule and set up conference calls and/or video conference meetings.Schedule appointments and meetings, make travel arrangements and maintain administrative records for the office.Copy, file and retrieve materials and perform periodic follow-up activities.Provide backup to front desk receptionist.Act as a liaison to the public, attorneys and other government agencies.Take minutes of committee meetings and perform other general administrative responsibilities.May prepare and distribute calendar and answer questions regarding status of cases.May order and distribute office supplies.This position reports to the Judicial Support Staff Administrator.  Work hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.  Alternate work arrangements, including remote work, are available.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Knowledge of:  court rules and procedures; general office procedures; grammar and punctuation; word processing; commonly used rules, procedures, or methods, to perform assignments.Skills in:  Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams.Ability to:  screen communications and based on content, handle independently or route to proper destination; apply grammar and punctuation rules; type with accuracy and speed; spell accurately; use judgment in organizing and establishing document format; give basic information and instructions regarding programs or office based on inquires; operate office equipment such as copier, calculator, fax machine, computer, and telephones.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Graduation from high school and two (2) years of experience as a legal secretary or paralegal; or an Associate degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Management prefers an Associate degree in a related field and graduation from a Paralegal Certificate program, in addition to two (2) years of experience as a legal secretary or paralegal working in a courthouse or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of court procedures and legal terminology is beneficial, as is experience conducting legal research.  At least an intermediate skill level with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is preferred.  The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter who is detail oriented and has strong oral and written communication skills.Attach cover letter and résumé.

Supplemental and Contact Information

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Title: Court Assistant

Company: North Carolina – North Carolina Government

Location: Mecklenburg County, NC

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