This position is located in the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center. Address 500 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
This is the entry level of caseload management work learning the legal processes and procedures and case management functions while performing the full range of case management activities.
This is a Career Ladder series. Incumbents under filling as a Judicial Case Manager I will be considered for promotion to the Judicial Case Manager II level after meeting the minimum qualifications and Judiciary's promotional standards.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
JUDICIAL CASE MANAGER
- Assesses case filings to determine placement in case track/program or recommends referral to alternative case tracks.
- Interprets and applies court rules, laws and procedural requirements for case events and caseflow management.
- Monitors and coordinates case activity through multiple legal events and processes. Tracks case events/status, anticipates case flow problems/causes for delay and initiates appropriate action to expedite cases effectively and efficiently including contacting participants to resolve issues that inhibit case flow.
- Develops case management procedures for use by judge or team.
- Advises judicial officers regarding various case events that ultimately lead to final case disposition.
- Coordinates case activity and events with judicial officers, attorneys, law enforcement agencies and litigants.
- Resolves technical case processing issues requiring research of case data and coordinating activities with other agencies and courts.
- Researches case files, records and other sources of information to insure accuracy of case data, prepare and issue court documents and resolve discrepancies and issues related to caseflow.
- Establishes and maintains contacts with the legal community, other agencies and courts/units, both externally and internally, to ensure case flow is expedited.
- Enters case data into automated case management systems; prepares and maintains case files and records.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Judicial Case Manager I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in managing cases as they move through the legal process.
- Six months experience in applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
- Knowledge of narrative report writing.
- Ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Experience with creation of Excel spreadsheets, formatting of Word documents and Adobe for viewing of PDF documents.
Conditions of Hire
- A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire and maintain employment.
- Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of employment.
- The Delaware Judicial Branch takes its responsibilities for ensuring a safe workplace while providing an essential public service for those who are required to come into the courthouse seriously. In order to protect the health and safety of its employees and the public, all new hires will need to provide to Human Resources proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 within 30 days of their hire date.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.
The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.