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Self Represented Litigant Coordinator Job Description

 

Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator Job Description
Job Title:
Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator
Job Code:
R45040
Full Time Salary Range:
$3,508.00 - $4,704.00
Job Series:
Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator
FLSA Status:
Exempt
OCC Group:
Professional Services (PS)
Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.
General Statement Of Duties:
Assist self-represented litigants in the effective and efficient processing of court cases while educating self-represented litigants on court statutes, rules, policies and procedures within legal limitations to ensure that court cases are handled properly and expeditiously.
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Distinguishing Factors:
The Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator classification is distinguished from other classifications due to working with a specialized population of self-represented litigants who represent themselves in court in order to effectively process court cases and minimize impact of self-represented litigants on courtroom personnel and clerk’s office. The person in this position is responsible for communicating to self-represented litigants that they are representing themselves in all aspects of their court cases.
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Essential Functions Of the Position:
Provides information to self-represented litigants regarding state statutes, rules, policies and procedures.
Assists self-represented litigants in effectively processing court cases through interactions in person or over the telephone. This includes explaining and assisting in the completion of forms.
Determines and communicates appropriate forms to be filed by self-represented litigants.
 
Explains the processes of scheduling hearings and mediation, status checks, court limitations and general follow-up to self represented-litigants.
 
Engages in community outreach initiatives to strengthen resources for self-represented litigants
 
Provides detailed customer service to self-represented litigants to assist in case processing to ensure implementation of proper procedures and eliminate unnecessary delays in the courtroom.
 
Provides customers with instructional packets explaining contents and answers questions from self-represented litigants. 
 
Acts as liaison between self-represented litigants and other court personnel.
 
Reviews procedures and recommendations from court personnel, judges and magistrates to improve court representation and case processing advice provided to self-represented litigants. 
 
Follows-up with outside agencies, courtroom personnel and internal offices to check on case progression.
 
Corresponds with incarcerated, self-represented litigants seeking modification of court orders.  Assists in making arrangements with case managers for inmate telephone testimony.
 
Educates self-represented litigants on courtroom procedures and policies within legal limitations.
 
Attends meetings and training as required.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Supervisor Responsibilities:
No formal supervisory responsibility. Responsibility for one's own work product and work within a unit performing similar functions. Rarely provides lead function, advice, or explains work instructions to other employees or volunteers. Contact with others is primarily at a routine level to inform and provide basic explanation of information within legal limitations. 
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Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work preferably in the legal administration, criminal justice, sociology, social work or related field and one year of legal experience working in a court setting or possession of a paralegal certificate.
 
OR
 
An Associate’s degree in paralegal or a paralegal certificate and three years of legal experience working in a court or law office setting.
 
Additional legal work experience in a court or law office setting may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required formal education.
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Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
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Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  This position is subject to varying and unpredictable situations; may handle emergency or crisis situations; is subject to many interruptions; may handle multiple calls and inquiries simultaneously; and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice.
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