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Provides lead direction to assigned staff; establishes workloads and prioritizes work assignments; monitors employee performance; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; interprets policies and procedvures; and resolves staff issues.
Attends court hearings and performs courtroom functions in support of assigned judge; listens to oral arguments and presentation of evidence; determines laws applicable to case; discusses arguments, evidence, and legal precedence with judge to assist in rulings; analyzes jury charge requests and other trial issues; analyzes verbal and written orders issued by assigned judge to determine whether orders are procedurally and legally correct; and assists judge with preparations for hearings.
Conducts legal research; identifies and investigates the facts of legal matters; reviews legal opinions and various legal publications for research purposes; determines laws applicable to issues before court; drafts legal documents/ memoranda on court cases, writs, and specific points of law as required by assigned judge; provides legal advice to judges and assigned staff; and briefs judge on research results related to pending cases.
Reviews statistical data; evaluates and analyzes orders and motions; and monitors orders and motions for compliance with judicial rules, regulations and guidelines.
Evaluates and responds to Open Records Act requests; and reviews and evaluates requests for information and action submitted by the media, assigned legal staff, parties to cases, County personnel, and the general public.
Serves as a liaison to the general public; responds to and initiates telephone calls and emails; answers questions and provides information; and discusses content of communications with judge as needed.
Participates in other court functions; determines the priority of cases; facilitates the orderly movement of litigation or appeals; and conducts and participates in pre-trial negotiations, arbitration, and mediation as required.p >