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STARTING SALARY:  $26,707 (increase at six months and 1 year)

BENEFITS:  Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, retirement benefits

JOB SUMMARY:  Under general supervision, performs intermediate-level clerical work of some complexity and variety requiring independent judgment and decision-making based on knowledge of criminal and traffic case processing.  Work is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • Open, update and close criminal case files, prepare file folders, maintain registers of actions.
  • Create and update criminal and traffic case records in JIS case management system.
  • Process payments for tickets, fees, assessments and other court costs.
  • Schedule hearings and appearances according to established procedures.
  • Provide telephone assistance to the public regarding cases, schedules, fines and related matters.
  • Process civil infractions and traffic misdemeanors in case management system.
  • Send notices, prepare and cancel bench warrants, suspend driver licenses as authorized.
  • Process and distribute incoming mail; prepare outgoing mail.;
  • Maintain confidential information acquired in course of employment with the Court.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum one year experience in a court or law office
  • Advanced coursework in paralegal studies or related subject matter highly preferred
  • Ability to type 50 wpm and pass basic clerical skills assessment
  • Release of information for criminal background and employment history checks
  • Experience with J.I.S., L.E.I.N., S.O.S. databases highly preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires the individual through assistance or on their own to walk, sit, stand, carry, bend, lift, talk, hear, see and perform repetitive hand/arm movements requiring finger dexterity.

TO APPLY:  Submit a 54-A District Court Employment application*, resume and letter of interest to:

Mary K. Kelly, Deputy Court Administrator
54-A District Court
124 W. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor
Lansing, MI   48933

*The application form is below.  Applications must be downloaded and mailed to the above address, emailed to mkelly@lansingmi.gov, or faxed to (517) 483-4478.  Note:  applications received without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.  If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the District Court at (517) 483-4443.



STARTING SALARY:  $28,589 - $29,565

BENEFITS:  Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, retirement benefits

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:  Law school graduation, preferably having passed the bar exam.

DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND SKILLS:  Effectively communicate with judges, lawyers, members of other agencies and the public.  Manage the court's docket.  Act as mediator for parties having cases scheduled before the judge.  Maintain order in the courtroom, remove disruptive or disorderly persons, escort prisoners to and from detention which will require the use of handcuffs.  Serve as the judge's law clerk researching legal issues.  Provide services for jurors and sequester them as necessary.  Perform clerical duties including using specialized computer software.  Provide comparable services to other judges when necessary due to staffing levels.  Must be able to work under pressure and exercise independent judgment in accordance with Court policies and procedures.  This is an at-will position.

HOURS OF WORK:  Monday through Friday (typical hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:   This position requires the individual through assistance or on their own to walk, stand, sit, speak, hear, listen and finger dexterity.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:  Three person office; some fluctuations in temperature; limited privacy.

SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants selected for interview are required to submit a writing sample, and will be evaluated for required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Criminal history, L.E.I.N. and Secretary of State record checks will be conducted, and a signed release required for previous/current employment work records.

TO APPLY:  If you meet the minimum requirements, submit a 54-A District Court Employment Application available below*, letter of interest, resume with references and proof of degree to:  

The Honorable Hugh B. Clarke, Jr.
54-A District Court
124 W. Michigan Ave 6th Floor
Lansing, MI   48933

*Applications may not be submitted online.  Please download the application and mail it, together with your resume, letter of interest and proof of J.D. to the above address, email it to sandy.gregory@lansingmi.gov,  or fax it to (517) 483-4478.  If you need a disability related accommodation, or have questions about the application or selection process, please contact the 54-A District Court at (517) 483-4127. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Tuesday, May 26, 2015.


DOWNLOAD APPLICATION: 54-A District Court Employment Application

The 54-A District Court is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its policies or practices on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or handicap of any individual.

54A-District Court
6th Floor City Hall
124 W Michigan Ave
Lansing ,MI 48933
(517) 483-4433

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.