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JOB TITLE:

Master in Family Law

JOB CODE:

581

DEPARTMENT:

Main Courts

UNION:

96

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

GRADE:

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reviews for substantive and procedural sufficiency all pleadings, petitions, motions and other applications for relief in action of divorce, annulment or child custody prior to submission to the court for action by a judge.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Notifies counsel and unrepresented parties of defects and deficiencies in matters submitted for court action.

  • Handles all correspondence and telephone communications relating to proceedings brought as specified above.

  • Schedules and conducts conferences in all proceedings and writes a report and recommendations to the court with respect thereto.

  • Schedules and conducts conferences as assigned in all ancillary proceedings brought pursuant to the Divorce Code including equitable distribution; permanent alimony; counsel fees and costs; alimony modifications; and writing a report and recommendation for the Court with respect thereto.

  • Schedules and conducts record hearings as assigned pursuant to the Divorce Code regarding grounds in fault divorce, annulment and 3301(d) contests.

  • Schedules and conducts conferences as assigned in custody matters including emergency custody petitions, modifications and contempt and initial filings and writes a report and recommendations for the Court with respect thereto.

  • Meets and works with the Court Conciliation and Evaluation Services (CCES) in conjunction with custody proceedings.

  • Keeps statistical records of filings, hearing, conferences and dispositions of all proceedings and reports the same to the court administrator on a monthly basis and submit an annual report to the Court.

  • Provides legal research as may be required.

  • Works well with co-workers, attorneys and the public in general.

  • Assists the Court in preparation of court rules and policies and implementing the same.

  • Supervises such staff as may be provided by the Court.

  • Performs such other duties as the Court or Court Administrator may require.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Graduate of an accredited law school and a member in good standing of the bar of the Court of Common Pleas with demonstrated experience in family law as required.

  • The Master is prohibited from engaging in the private practice of law during the period of employment.

  • The Master is prohibited from engaging in politics.

Position: Master in Family Law

Functional Requirements:

Physical Demands: (Check all that apply)

Balancing



Stooping



Pushing

X

Climbing


Crouching

X

Pulling

X

Crawling


Kneeling


Handling


Standing

X

Sitting

X

Talking

X

Turning

X

Reaching

X

Hearing

X

Seeing

X

Color Vision

X

Depth Perception

X

Mobility

X


Lifting: (Check one)

Carrying: (Check one)


Sedentary

(0-10 lbs)



Sedentary

(<10 lbs)

X

Light

(0-20 lbs)


Light

(0-10 lbs)


Medium

(0-50 lbs)

X

Medium

(0-25 lbs)


Heavy

(0- 100 lbs)


Heavy

(0- 50 lbs)


Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)



Very Heavy

(over 50 lbs)

Aptitudes: (Check all that apply)

Form perception

X


Problem solving

X

Motor coordination

X

Working speed (ex.wpm)

X

Finger dexterity

X

Manual dexterity

X

Computer/VDT ability

X

General learning ability

X

Clerical perception

X


Environmental Conditions: (Check all that apply)

Extreme cold



Extreme heat


Temperature changes


Wet conditions


Humid conditions


Exposure to fumes


Exposure to blood and body fluids


Noise and vibration


Exposure to chemicals


Poor ventilation


Inclement weather conditions;

Inside/outside weather conditions



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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