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Courtroom Deputy (Alexandria - VA)
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Courtroom Deputy

U.S. District Court Alexandria, VA

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

Full-time with benefits.

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 managing exhibits. Takes notes of proceedings and rulings and prepares minute entries.
  • Drafts judgments for the judge’s approval.
  • Drafts orders as directed by Chambers.
  • Informs 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 district and magistrate judge courtroom deputies, as required. Performs other Clerk’s Office duties as assigned.

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About U.S. District Court

The U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas is one of the largest district courts among the country's 94 federal judicial districts. The district courts, combined with the appellate courts and the Supreme Court, make up the judicial branch of the federal government. The Southern District of Texas consists of the following seven divisional offices:  Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Houston, Laredo, McAllen and Victoria.