Job Details


Division: Probate/Juvenile Court
Contact Name: Amy Starner, Judicial Assistant
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 740-670-5667
Contact Fax: 740-670-5881
Date Posted: 11/14/2023
Posting Expires: 12/8/2023
Position Location: 1 North Park Place, Newark, Ohio 43055
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Position Description:

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently and fairly manage high volume Juvenile Court docket, conduct both in-person and remote court hearings of various types, and maintain order in the courtroom.
  • Knowledge of relevant statutes, case law, and legislation, including but not limited to, remaining apprised of updates to the Ohio Revised Code, Juvenile, Civil and Criminal Rules of Procedure, Ohio Administrative Code, Ohio Rules of Evidence, and Rules of Superintendence of the Courts of Ohio.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and rule on motions and the admissibility of evidence.
    • Knowledge and ability to issue orders and decisions in, including, but not limited to: pretrial and discovery proceedings; appointments of an attorney or guardian ad litem; ex parte removals; shelter care hearings; detention hearings; temporary orders or extension of said orders; summons and warrants; preliminary conferences; continuances; deposition orders; orders for social histories, physical and mental examinations; order for competency and/or psychological evaluations; proceedings upon application for the issuance of a temporary protection order; and other orders as necessary to regulate proceedings.
  • Ability to set bail and impose sanctions for contempt.
  • Ability to perform legal research as required by the Judge or demands of the job.
  • Knowledge and ability to draft legal opinions, findings of fact and conclusions of law, and various other legal memoranda, and recommend final disposition in all matters for Judge’s approval.
  • Familiarity with processes and procedures of Juvenile and Probate Court, community resources, and dispositional alternatives.
  • Ability to maintain availability outside of regular hours for necessary emergency orders.
  • Ability to read, write, utilize computer applications including the Juvenile Court’s case management system and office equipment.
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct in-camera interviews and competency colloquies of minor children.
  • Complete other duties as authorized by rule or statue and/or as assigned by the Judge.
  • Necessary compliance with the Code of Judicial Conduct and Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, and ability to maintain the highest ethical standards, exhibit patience and professionalism, and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and exercise sound discretion.
  • Ability to complete assigned work, prioritize, and organize independently, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective time management, reliability and punctuality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with Judges, court staff, attorneys, litigants, outside agencies and the public.
Brief Description:

Successful candidates shall be able to: efficiently manage a high-volume Juvenile Court docket, including but not limited to, unruly, delinquency, abuse, neglect, and/or dependency, adult contributing, child support, traffic, civil protection orders, and custody matters; conduct hearings; preside over cases; assist in judicial and case management; and, administer justice fairly and impartially pursuant to the requirements of the Ohio Revised Code, Rules of Evidence, Juvenile and Civil Rules of Procedure, and Code of Judicial Conduct.

Job Prerequisites:

Qualifications: Applicants shall have a Juris Doctor degree, at least four (4) years of experience as a practicing attorney, and shall be admitted to the practice of law by the Supreme Court in the State of Ohio and be in good standing.

Application Procedure:

To Apply:       Submit completed application and resume to the Licking County Court of Common Pleas Court, Probate-Juvenile Division, ATTN: Amy Starner, Judicial Assistant, 1 N. Park Place, Newark, Ohio 43055, or submit electronically to Applications can be obtained by visiting


Compensation:    Commensurate with experience

About UFA:

Licking County Court of Common Pleas, Probate-Juvenile Division,

is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Salary