Home Careers Job Descriptions Screening Attorney
Home Careers Job Descriptions Screening Attorney
Screening Attorney Job Description

Job Series:  Screening Attorney
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services
Job code: R45021
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 5/17/07.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Provides complex legal services by reviewing documents and pleadings to screen for jurisdictional, procedural and case tracking issues, reviewing motions and preparing orders. 
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS
Positions in this classification are distinguished from law clerks and other positions due to the concentration on screening cases to resolve jurisdictional and procedural issues, to assure cases are tracked for timely disposition, the, issuance of orders, and the processing of motions. This position reports to the Clerk of the Court of Appeals or designee
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Reviews documents and pleadings filed in the Court of Appeals for deficiencies and jurisdiction, and prepares orders for corrective action.
 
Reviews cases File/S of the Court of Appeals to determine case tracking.
 
Maintains manuals for the Court of Appeals on jurisdictional issues and case tracking.
 
Reviews motions filed with the Court of Appeals and assists judges in preparing orders and responses to motions.
 
Prepares sua sponte orders for judges.
 
Compiles information gained from research or particular issues in a case.
 
Consults with and advises judges regarding legal reasoning and reviews facts, recommends outcomes, provides interpretation of law and assists judges in developing an appropriate course of action in the case.
 
Attends meetings and training as required.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
No formal supervisory responsibility. Responsibility for one's own work product and work within a unit performing similar functions. Occasionally provides lead function, advice, or explains work instructions to other employees or volunteers.
 
QUALIFICATIONS   
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited law school; possession of a certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Colorado; and eligibility to practice law before the courts of the State of Colorado.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and arms to perform repetitive motions; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Occasionally handles emergency or crisis situations; frequently subject to interruptions, and multiple calls and inquiries. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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