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    Tammi Hayward

    Clayton County
    Title: Law Clerk, Senior/State Court Class Code: ST045
    Assists an assigned Judge by performing legal research, providing administrative support, attending hearings, reviewing cases, and drafting legal documents.
    The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
    Reviews motions, pleadings, petitions, and other issues before the court; researches State Code, and State and federal law which pertains to the presented legal issues; analyzes legal issues, related cases; presents and offers legal opinions. Drafts orders; and presents summaries, findings, recommendations, and drafts to Judge.
    Observes and takes notes at court proceedings; researches issues that arise in the courtroom; presents summaries to Judge.
    Enters information into department programs and databases; updates database information; creates new spreadsheets/files; and purges old data as appropriate. Prepares folders; maintains files of research, cases, decisions, etc. Researches files as requested
    Maintains schedules and calendars for assigned Judge; makes travel arrangements; schedules meetings and makes related logistical arrangements.
    Communicates with attorneys, court personnel, and clients to provide and obtain information.
    Answers department telephones; greets clients and visitors; provides assistance, requested documents, and information; refers callers/visitors to other staff members as appropriate; and takes messages.
    Receives, reviews, responds to, and/or forwards incoming mail. Prepares outgoing mail.
    Performs other related duties as required.
    Reviewed/Revised: 11/27/2018
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    Clayton County
    Title: Law Clerk, Senior/State Court Class Code: ST045
    Juris Doctorate Degree supplemented by two (2) months of experience performing research and or administrative support in a legal environment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain membership in good standing in the State Bar of Georgia.
    Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
    Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
    Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
    Reviewed/Revised: 11/27/2018
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