Judicial Case Manager I

This position is EXEMPT from the State of Delaware Merit System.

Recruitment #050924-J72274-20200

Summary Statement

This is the entry level of caseload management work in the Court of Chancery, learning the legal processes and procedures and case management functions while performing the full range of case management activities within the guardianship section of the Court. An employee will become eligible for consideration to move to the next level of the career ladder after one year within this classification once he or she meets the minimum qualifications and performance requirements for the higher level and possesses the ability to perform at that level. The Judicial Case Manager Career Ladder incorporates levels I, II, and III.

Essential Functions

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.

  • Assessing case accounting filings including auditing to ensure documents are received, meet requirements and that funds are being appropriately managed. 
  • Assessing 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 case flow 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. 
  • Research case files, records, and other sources of information to ensure accuracy of case data, prepare and issue court documents and resolve discrepancies and issues related to case flow. 
  • 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

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in managing cases as they move through the legal process. 
  2. Six months experience in applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures. 
  3. Six months experience 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.

Conditions of Hire

  • A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.
  • Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of hire.


  • Full time employees are eligible for FREE parking.
  • To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

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 StateJobs.Delaware.gov.


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.