Judicial Assistant Average Salary

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$29,543 - $71,536  
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$29,344 - $63,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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Job Description for Judicial Assistant

Judicial assistants fill an administrative role in helping a judge, or group of judges, in local or state courts, and they are tasked with duties that do not typically require formal legal training, but are still of great importance to the efficient management of court activities within a jurisdiction.

These assistants are responsible for maintaining and regularly updating the schedules of the judges for whom they work, which typically involves not only keeping judges aware of assigned courtroom duties and dockets, but also serving as a first point of contact for lawyers. They typically work with prosecutors, defense lawyers, and attorneys in civil cases to ensure that any needed postponements or delays are acceptable to the court and mutually -congruent times are set for all parties involved.

Judicial assistants also handle a variety of documents, reports, files, and briefs for judges and legal representatives with pending cases in court, which may involve making photocopies, handling faxes and emails, and properly filing these documents as required. They may also be responsible for ensuring that required documentation is properly formatted according to requirements and distributed in a timely manner.

Aspiring judicial assistants should have some education and/or experience in administrative assistance, and some judges may prefer applicants with trade school or community college education which includes training for legal assistance. Courts typically search for employees with prior administrative or secretarial experience in a law firm, and most judicial assistants work 40-50 hours per week in a courtroom or legal office environment.

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75 %
25 %
$29,000 - $54,537
$37,458 - $66,503

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$36,711 - $51,886
Certificate (Cert), Legal Administration

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