Job Details

Judicial Staff Attorney / Magistrate

Division: Common Pleas Court
Contact Name: Dan Hoover - Court Administrator
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 740-670-5150
Contact Fax: 740-670-5152
Date Posted: 11/8/2019
Position Location: Newark, Ohio
Position Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Review and research legal issues and questions to formulate recommendations on the disposition of motions;
  2. Assist in drafting of legal opinions, findings of fact and conclusions of law and various other legal memoranda;
  3. Respond to questions concerning the docket from attorneys and/or the parties;
  4. Conduct scheduling conferences, pre-trials and other case management duties at the request of the Judge(s);
  5. Conduct initial criminal appearances, arraignments, bond hearings and civil protection order hearings.
  6. Perform a variety of other related duties as required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned this classification.  They are not an exhaustive list of all duties to be performed.  Other duties may be assigned.

Brief Description:

This is an unclassified position that serves at the pleasure of the Court. This position is responsible for assisting the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas with the management of their civil and criminal dockets.

Job Prerequisites:

Education and Experience

Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and admission to the Ohio Bar required. With a minimum of 4 years experience practicing law or doing similar job duties.

Application Procedure:


Proof of education, bar admission, writing samples and employment references will be required before final interview. Applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume in pdf form to:

Dan Hoover - Court Administrator

Licking County Common Pleas Court
2nd floor
Newark, Ohio  43055


This position will remain open until filled.  However, the process of resume review will begin upon application


Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Salary