JD Degree/Admission to the Florida Bar or be a Certified/Registered Florida Bar Paralegal, excellent research and communication skills to assist attorneys and the general public in a courthouse law library, familiarity with computer basics in addition to legal research databases such as Westlaw and Lexis.
Provide patrons with legal reference materials for their research. Suggest sources and instruct in the use of our computer legal databases, indexes, digests and finding aids to layperson patrons and attorneys in the Law Library. Assist patrons in locating information within those sources when necessary.
Listen to and calm the angry, frustrated lay patrons whose legal problems overwhelm them.
Initiate contact with the technical support staff of the County in maintaining functioning computers and network printers.
Update and maintain the forms databank used principally by pro se patrons for use in the Broward County Court system.
Explain the collection, services and procedures of the Law Library including the CLE programs, after-hours membership, hours of operation and directions to the facility to patrons.
Maintain the file of any materials lent from the Reserve collection to patrons. Call patrons regarding overdue materials and collect fines where applicable.
Prepare and maintain a catalogue of CLE CD programs for lending, including tables of contents, check-out cards, credit hours, deposits required and expiration dates of the CLE credit. Advise on contents of programs, lend and receive back CLE programs, collect deposits, assess and collect late fees.
Update all volumes of the Reserve section of the Law Library. Prepare check-out cards and pockets when needed.
Keep informed of developments and enhancements to legal databases.
Handle fax/email member requests from library members in a timely fashion.
Answer all phone calls to the Library and connect the caller with the appropriate staff member.
Full-time salary position. Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm, Monday - Friday. Salary: $45,000-$50,000 with benefit options for medical and dental insurance, 401k and pension plans.