Judicial Administrative Assistant - Court of Appeals

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Judge Waymond Brown is now accepting applications for the position of Judicial Administrative Assistant (JAA) to begin in late August or early September 2019. Judge Brown requires applicants for this full-time position to have a Juris Doctorate degree or be at least a second-year law student working towards a Juris Doctorate degree. The starting salary for a non-attorney JAA, or a law-school graduate who has not yet obtained an attorney’s license, is $40,340. The salary for an attorney JAA who is licensed by the Arkansas Supreme Court is $43,340. JAAs are eligible for most state benefits including state retirement, group health and term-life programs, cafeteria plan, credit union membership, and deferred compensation programs.

          Duties of a JAA differ among judges but may include assisting the Judge and his Law Clerks with legal research and preparing legal memoranda; transcribing legal dictation; typing, editing, and proofreading legal memoranda and opinions with strict attention to grammar, punctuation, syntax, style, spelling, and legal citation; and other clerical duties. The applicant must possess an excellent knowledge of legal terminology and citation, grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation. The applicant must be extremely reliable, possess strong organizational, verbal, and computer skills with proficiency in Word. Familiarity with the Contexte Docket Management System and CourtConnect are helpful but not required.

          Applicant should send a cover letter and resume by mail or email to:

Valerie Denton, Arkansas Court of Appeals, 625 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, or valerie.denton@arcourts.gov.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS Friday, August 23, 2019.