This position is designated as management position and is covered by the Trial Court Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.
The Trial Court is committed to:
The core mission of the Office of Jury Commissioner (OJC) is to provide randomly-selected pools of eligible jurors, representative of the community from which they are drawn, to each of the jury courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in accordance with the needs of those courts and the direction of the Trial Court. The OJC is committed to educating the public on the value and responsibility of serving as a juror, and to providing courteous, professional service to the public and the courts
The Assistant Legal Counsel provides specialized administrative support to the Legal Counsel of the Office of Jury Commissioner. The Assistant Legal Counsel assists in the state-wide prosecution of delinquent jurors. A reliable car and the willingness and ability to travel to courthouses throughout the Commonwealth are requirements of the position
Working under the direction and supervision of the Legal Counsel, the Assistant Legal Counsel:
Assists in representing the Office of Jury Commissioner at hearings on applications for criminal complaint that are brought against delinquent jurors on behalf of the Office of Jury Commissioner;
Assists the Delinquent Juror Prosecution Program Administrator and the Legal Counsel in the preparation and processing of legal documents such as applications for criminal complaint and pleadings, and communicates with court clerks regarding same;
Negotiates with delinquent jurors and their representatives in order to resolve their delinquencies;
Responds to inquiries from jurors, the public, attorneys, court personnel and others concerning the legal aspects of the Massachusetts jury system;
Assists the Delinquent Juror Prosecution Program Administrator and the Legal Counsel in the supervision of the Legal Department staff;
Performs data entry on juror management software system, including implementing scheduling and other changes on matters pertaining to juror service;
Reviews and analyzes juror history records in connection with juror service disqualifications;
Conducts legal research and drafts legal memos;
Assists the Legal Counsel in advising the Jury Management Advisory Committee and the Office, as required;
Assists in preparation of statistical and written reports;
Acts on behalf of the Legal Counsel in his or her absence;
Performs special projects and related duties as required.
These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for a position of Assistant Legal Counsel:
Law Degree from an accredited Law School.
Membership in the Massachusetts Bar and two years of relevant legal experience.
Ability to write and communicate in a professional manner.
Ability to manage, prioritize, and complete simultaneous assignments.
Ability to work well independently while maintaining productivity and demonstrating good judgment.
Ability to work well with others in a professional setting, including judges, managers, court staff, and the members of the public.
Access to a reliable car and the willingness and ability to travel to courts throughout the Commonwealth.
Knowledge of the jury system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and court operational procedures, and supervisory experience, are strongly desired.
Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.
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