Legal Court Clerk Part Time

POSITION:  Legal Court Clerk Part Time
DEPARTMENT:  Circuit Court
SUPERVISOR:  Circuit Court Administrator
RATE OF PAY:  $18.41 (NBU)
LOCATION:  County Building


Assist Court Administrator with scheduling court docket, administrative and clerical support for Circuit Court and provide legal research for the Judge.


  • Provides receptionist services, handling telephone calls and assist court patrons at the counter
  • Assist with preparing daily docket, motion day docket and tickler file; schedules hearing dates
  • Review and analyze motions filed with the Court. Provide pre-hearing summaries to the Judge
  • Set dates for hearings/motions requested from attorneys/litigants
  • Assist with drafting proposed opinions and orders
  • Assists Collection Manager with collection efforts; coordinate show-cause hearings; conduct searches for offenders

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.


Desired Behavioral Traits

  • Works well under pressure
  • Articulate
  • Patient
  • Professional demeanor
  • Must enjoy working with the public

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of court operations and/or courtroom procedures
  • Knowledge of WordPerfect, Word, Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing is essential
  • Ability to adapt quickly


  • High School Diploma and active college student in Political Science and/or Criminal Justice.

Certification/Licenses Required

  • N/A

Emmet County, Michigan
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