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Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator

Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator Job Description

Job Title: Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator
Job Code: R45040
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.
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.
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Presents options and assists self-represented litigants by providing information regarding state statutes, rules, policies and procedures.  Answers questions, reviews procedures and reviews documents for procedural correctness without offering legal advice. 
Explains court 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 and identify resources for self-represented litigants.  Develops and maintains educational tools and resources for court users.
Follows procedures and recommendations from judicial officers and supervisors to improve court representation and case processing advice provided to self-represented litigants.
Interacts with self-represented litigants in writing, by phone or in person.
Attends meetings and training as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
No formal supervisory responsibility.  Responsibility for one's own work product and work within a unit performing similar functions.  May provide lead function, advice or explain work instructions to other employees or volunteers.
Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree in public or court administration or related field from an accredited college or university and one year of legal, or court experience. Work experience in legal or court experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.
Graduation from high school or equivalent and five years of legal or court experience.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to perform repetitive motions, talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk/move about.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  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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