Judicial Assistant Position


Position: Full time Judicial Assistant

Starting Salary: $31,488.00

This is a full-time state employee position in which said employee will be required to contribute to retirement, but is also eligible for dental and health insurance. This job is an administrative position whereby the employee is required to perform various administrative tasks to help the judge(s) manage their workload and court schedule. Judicial assistants are primarily responsible for running all aspects of the judge’s office. Common job duties include filing and copying, answering general questions about court proceedings (employees are not allowed to give out legal advice), issuing court orders and transcribing court correspondences. Judicial assistants may also be responsible for managing scheduled trials, motions and court hearings, as well as supervising interns, volunteers or law clerks. Duties also include some legal research and drafting of court documents to be reviewed and approved by the judge. This position can also be referred to as administrative assistant, court clerk or another similar title.


Preferred applicants must have at least 1 year of law school OR a certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related area, such as paralegal studies or criminal justice.  Must have strong writing, organizational and time-management skills; ability to critically think; strong computer and typing skills; a quick learner of new software; and professional office experience. Recent experience (within the last 2 years) working in a law firm and/or with the electronic filing system “Alacourt” is a plus but not mandatory.

Any interested qualified applicants may send their resumes via email to paul.franklin@alacourt.gov. Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM.