Courtroom Deputy

U.S. District Court EDVA   Norfolk, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on March 17, 2024
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U.S. District Court

Norfolk, VA 

Workplace Summary 

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is part of the judicial branch of the federal government. There are 94 U.S. District Courts in the country with at least one in every state and in all U.S. territories. Virginia is bifurcated geographically and consists of two Districts - the Eastern District and the Western District. The Eastern District of Virginia has four divisions: Alexandria, Norfolk, Newport News, and Richmond. There are approximately 6.5 million residents within the Eastern District of Virginia's jurisdiction. Federal courts hear cases involving the constitutionality of laws, disputes between states, and criminal cases originating from various federal agencies with law enforcement authority.

Position Overview 

This position is located in the Norfolk Division Clerk’s Office of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The incumbent manages the court docket, performs full courtroom duties, prepares orders and judgments, and processes all court-related documents.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assists with the management of judge’s cases by calendaring and regulating their movement; monitoring filing of pertinent documents and timely responses to judicial orders; and setting dates and times for hearings, trials, and conferences. Keeps judge and immediate staff informed of case progress.
  • Attends court sessions and assists with orderly flow of proceedings including but not limited to setting up the courtroom, assuring presence of all necessary participants, and making a verbatim electronic recording of the proceedings, creating a log, and managing exhibits. Takes notes of proceedings and rulings and prepares minute entries. Drafts judgments for the judge’s approval.
  • Informs the jury department of upcoming trials, need for jurors, etc. Assists judge and parties in jury selection, and compiles records of jury selection and attendance.
  • Acts as liaison among clerk’s office, the bar and the judge to ensure cases proceed smoothly. Serves as a source of information on scheduling conferences, hearings, trials, and other case processes.
  • Performs backup duties for other courtroom deputies, as required.
  • Provides assistance to the case management team as directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a full time position with benefits.  Please review the full job announcement and application procedures at www.vaed.uscourts.gov/jobs