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Appellate Court Assistant I

Appellate Court Assistant I Job Description

Job Title: Appellate Court Assistant I
Job Code: R41710
Job Series: Appellate Court Assistant
FLSA Status: Excluded
OCC Group: Administrative Support and Related (ASR)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

General Statement Of Duties:
Serves as an assistant to a Judge of the Court of Appeals. Work involves sensitive and complex work of a legal nature.
Distinguishing Factors:

Positions in this classification are distinguished from other Appellate Court Assistants by providing assistance to Judges of the Court of Appeals as a member of the Administrative Services Pool or to an individual judge. The Appellate Court Assistant I serves in a classified, non-certified position that is considered at-will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Essential Functions Of the Position:

Composes, edits, and transcribes correspondence of a legal nature.

Prepares correspondence concerning legal matters; secures information from public records; proofreads legal materials; compiles reports.

Prepares information and answers questions in order to relieve a judge of quasi-administrative and technical procedures. Serves as liaison for internal and external communications concerning the chambers.

Checks advance sheets for accuracy. Arranges the weekly conference file for the judge; indexes and arranges opinions. Prepares announcement sheets, opinions and petitions for rehearing; removes all documents from case files and makes proper disposition thereof.

Checks opinion drafts for accuracy and calls attention to errors or changes. Prepares opinions for distribution and publication.

Maintains and collects statistical information.

Maintains files and records.

Performs specialized functions in processing opinions of the Court of Appeals for announcement.

Reviews, proofreads cite checks opinions prior to announcement.

Updates the case management system, posts opinions to the court’s website, and maintains the opinion database.

Some positions may train and supervise law clerks and interns.

Attends meetings and training as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
Responsible for one's own work product and may provide guidance, assistance, or mentorship to less knowledgeable or experienced coworkers, volunteers, or interns. This may include scheduling of work, instructing in work methods, and reviewing work products. May provide input into the hiring and discipline/termination processes. May have input into the performance evaluation process.
Minimum Education:

Graduation from high school supplemented by secretarial or paralegal course and two years of experience with the Colorado Judicial System, law office, or other comparable experience.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, 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 moderate.
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