Description:
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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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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