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 underfilling 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.
- 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.
Minimum Qualifications: Resumes may not be substituted for the application. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following qualifications. Failure in any one area will result in a rating of “not qualified.”
1. Six months’ experience and/or training in legal case flow management which includes managing cases as they move through the legal process.
2. Six months’ experience and/or training in applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
3. Six months’ experience and/or training in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
4. Knowledge of narrative report writing.
5. Ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Additional Posting Information
Attachments to Applications:
· Please do not submit copies of evaluations, letters of reference, training certificates, or college transcripts unless requested.
· If supplemental information is requested by the posting, be sure to include it when you submit your application prior to the closing date.
· Applications or additional information will not be accepted after the closing date.
· Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by the application.
Conditions of Hire
• A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire and to maintain employment.
• Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of employment.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.
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.