North Dakota Court System
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$70,000 and above
$7,054 monthly; plus excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums and retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: http://www.ndcourts.gov/state-court-administration/human-resources/career-opportunities/benefits.
The Chief Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court is responsible for assisting in the administration and supervision of the Office of the Clerk and providing extensive legal research and analysis, particularly regarding appealability, timeliness and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and makes recommendations to the Chief Justice, Supreme Court or Clerk of the Supreme Court on those issues.
The Chief Deputy Clerk has extensive knowledge of North Dakota court rules, procedures, case law and statutes and has a thorough understanding of court administration principles and of the trends and technical issues associated with the work of the Clerk's Office.
1. Supervises and participates in all phases of work within the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, including developing and monitoring workflow for the case management and records management programs and training deputy clerks. Assumes the duties of the Clerk of the Supreme Court in the Clerk's absence. Receives and accounts for docket fees and other monies received by the Office of the Clerk.
2. Conducts legal research and analysis of legal precedents, rules, statutes, and regulations particularly regarding appealability, timeliness, and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Reviews case records and transcripts from trial courts to verify and determine appealability, timeliness, and jurisdiction. Drafts memoranda and confers with the Chief Justice or Supreme Court on issues of appealability, timeliness and jurisdiction and recommends appropriate action regarding the same. Notifies attorneys or self-represented litigants regarding recommended corrective actions necessary to properly perfect an appeal.
3. Oversees and verifies, as necessary, determinations by staff relating to compliance of filings with the Rules of Appellate Procedure. Identifies cases not proceeding in accordance with the rules and recommends appropriate action to the Clerk of Supreme Court.
4. Analyzes and identifies ambiguities or problems with the Rules of Appellate Procedure, makes amendment recommendations on behalf of the Clerk's Office to the Joint Procedure Committee, reviews proposed amendments and comments regarding the impact of proposed amendments on court procedures, prepares proposed rules relating to appellate procedure and makes appropriate recommendations/comments to the Clerk and the Supreme Court.
5. Drafts complex legal documents for the Supreme Court, including orders, judgments, memoranda and proposed administrative rules or rules relating to appellate procedure. Reviews records and documents and determines information for orders; reviews opinions for appealability and makes recommendations to court personnel; and drafts judgments in accordance with Supreme Court opinions.
6. Develops and implements training and education relating to appealability and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court or appellate procedure for law clerks, trial court judges, court personnel and attorneys. Provides expert advice and direction on issues of appealability, jurisdiction and appellate procedure.
7. Performs other duties of a comparable level or type.
Requires a juris doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school and a minimum of two years of experience in a court or closely related legal setting which would provide knowledge of appellate rules, procedures and practices and principles of court administration. Must have a valid license to practice law in North Dakota.
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ndcourts. Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.
The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.
Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.