The Second Judicial District is seeking a Training and Development Specialist/Law Clerk Trainer. This is a professional level position responsible for designing, organizing, conducting, and maintaining training and continuing education programs for judicial law clerks. This position will assist with developing and maintaining a district wide intern law clerk program. This position will provide coverage and/or assist in the coordination of coverage for courtrooms or chambers as needed. Coverage assignments may include a satellite court location and may require working beyond 4:30 p.m.
Example of Duties Job Responsibilities (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed)
Establish and develop orientation and training programs for new and current law clerks and interns.
Assist with the coordination of district wide law clerk coverage.
Assess training needs with judges, supervisors, and managers district-wide.
Develop and maintain training documentation and materials.
Maintain coverage statistics, analyze data for trends and make recommendations to the Admin Services Supervisor regarding law clerk and intern coverage.
Maintain Law Clerk SharePoint site.
Attend court sessions and perform courtroom duties including calendar call, recording dispositions, and completing all orders and forms following court hearings.
Manage judicial chambers, answer inquiries, maintain judge's schedule, review judicial mail and respond to correspondence.
Review legal documents and guidelines and effectively communicate legal arguments, orally and in writing; interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, policies and procedures; research case law and perform research using court computer systems.
Knowledge, Abilities & Skills
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal;
Ability to apply independent judgment;
Excellent time management and prioritization skills;
Knowledge of the basic principles of adult education, training, and employee development;
Knowledge of basic court procedure and practices, legal documents, laws, and legal factors pertaining to the court;
Knowledge of the organization, operations, function, and scope of the authority of the state court system;
Ability to engage and teach a diverse group of stakeholders including judicial officers and law clerks;
Ability to design, organize, conduct and evaluate training/continuing education programs in support of branch wide initiatives;
Ability to assess, recommend and implement a variety of business processes;
Ability to independently test, learn, document, and train on new technology;
Ability to use initiative and independent judgment;
Ability to manage competing priorities, demands, and deadlines;
Ability to prepare reports and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of people including administrators, judges, court employees, attorneys, and the public;
Ability to effectively problem solve and be resourceful;
Must be adaptable and flexible;
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding employee matters and sensitive information.
Typical Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
Possession of a Bachelor's degree AND completion of at least one year of law school.
Ability to travel to multiple courthouse locations.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
Considerable knowledge of court procedures and policies.
Judicial or legal environment training experience.
Graduation from accredited law school.
Closing Date: 28th March, 2019
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