The Law Library Associate position is responsible for assisting customers of the Law Library and Resource Center, including members of the public, attorneys, judges and judicial staff, in the use of library resources that facilitate participation in court proceedings and the justice system.
This is a court, classified position that reports to the Director, Law Library. The incumbent works under general supervision and has no supervisory responsibilities.
- Manages the resource center’s inventory of court forms and informational packets for self-represented litigants.
- Explains to people who are representing themselves in court cases how they can locate and use Law Library and Resource Center services, information and equipment including court legal forms, websites, legal electronic databases, print materials, and photocopier/printers.
- Maintains a cash fund and uses a cash register for selling forms and giving change for a public use copy machine, secures cash at closing, and prepares and submits deposits to the treasurer's office.
- Trains staff on cash register and financial management procedures and resolves problems related to cash handling procedures and equipment.
- Serves as a tech liaison, investigating and resolving operational and technical issues with point of sale and office equipment, in collaboration with vendors and other court departments such as IT and Finances.
- Maintains the resource center’s display of agency brochures and handouts to inform customers about relevant community agencies and resources.
- Opens and/or closes the Law Library and Resource Center following established guidelines.
- Provides information on available research materials such as laws, regulations, cases and legal articles.
- Assists the Director, Law Library in the distribution of judicial library materials.
- Assists in fulfilling requests from incarcerated individuals for court forms, and legal research resources.
- Assists in researching and responding to complex and technical reference questions.
- Makes recommendations of new title purchases to the Director, Law Library.
A Bachelor’s degree in library science, law or paralegal studies, or a related field and two years of work experience working in a library or legal setting; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/ or education approved by Human Resources.
Preference may be given to candidates who speak Spanish fluently, and have knowledge of legal research and terminology.
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