Describe your job to someone that is looking to enter the field and secure employment with Lorain County Domestic Relations Court?
“I am a clerk in the Juvenile Clerks office and work with the abuse, neglect, and dependent court cases. I am responsible for assigning a case number and an appropriate Judge to all of the court’s abuse, neglect, and dependent cases. It is my job to prepare summons for upcoming hearings and issue the service for those to the appropriate parties. I am responsible for entering the dispositions in the computer in a clear and accurate manner. I receive, verify, and docket all entries from the hearings of these specific cases and work k closely with the Prosecutor’s Office and their staff that are involved.”
Provide some information about your first few weeks in your position. Were you required to complete training? Were you excited or overwhelmed? When did you start feeling comfortable within your position?
“The first few weeks in this position were slightly overwhelming to me. You’re learning a lot of new things at a very quick pace. The volume of work is quite large in this position, so there is not much down time. I was excited to get the position, but was also overwhelmed with the amount of work at first. I felt 100% comfortable after my second week and after the training I received and questions I asked. I felt that I had a great understanding of the job at that point and was comfortable as I gained more independence.”