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Judicial Assistant Trainee



SALARY:                $5,050.92 Monthly (This position promotes to Judicial Assistant – up to $6,773.45 Monthly)

FILING PERIODS:           First group:  01/06/2022 - 01/18/2022
                         Second group:  01/19/2022 - Continuous
EXAM NUMBER:          R9842I

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:  Open Competitive Job Opportunity

This position is being reopened to extend the filing period.
If you have already applied to this recruitment, no further action is required.
This position may close at any time based on needs of the Court.
Applicants are encouraged to apply promptly.


Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles (Court) is the largest unified trial court in the United States. Its 580 judges and commissioners work in one of the 40 facilities within the Court's 12 judicial districts and are supported by more than 4,500 full-time Court employees. The Court has an annual budget of more than $855 million. Located in Southern California, Los Angeles County is geographically one of the nation's largest counties, covering 4,084 square miles and, with over 10,400,000 residents, is also one of its most populous counties.

Court employees are considered disaster service workers under California Government Code section 3100 and are needed to deliver the statutorily mandated, time-sensitive and emergency services in times of local, state, and national emergencies. The Court takes its responsibilities for ensuring a safe workplace and providing essential public services to those who are required to come into a courthouse seriously; including its legal and ethical obligations to protect the workforce, justice partners, and the public from COVID-19. The Court has implemented various policies and protocols to protect the health and safety of its employees while delivering statutorily mandated essential services. This includes implementing technology to facilitate remote appearances for court users and expanding telework opportunities for employees. 
We are seeking motivated individuals who are looking for a fulfilling career with opportunities for advancement in the largest unified trial court in the United States. This is an exciting opportunity for dedicated, service-oriented individuals to serve the residents of Los Angeles County. Judicial Assistants are front and center in Los Angeles County courtrooms and play a vital role in providing access to justice every day!
Judicial Assistants work alongside judicial officers, legal counsel, court staff, jurors, and members of the public in an exciting courtroom environment. They are tasked with the vital responsibility of managing the daily flow of courtroom activities to ensure the courtroom runs efficiently. Among other duties, Judicial Assistants maintain the official record of the court (documenting all case dispositions and decisions), act as a liaison between judicial officers and other parties, manage case exhibits, administer oaths, and manage the daily court calendar.

In preparation for this multi-faceted role, Los Angeles Superior Court provides a four to six-month, robust, cohort-based learning program. The program is designed to provide litigation instruction, case management system application, on-the-job training, and professional guidance. This combination of classroom and on-the-job training takes place at various locations throughout the county including Monrovia, and downtown Los Angeles. After successful completion of the training program, trainees promote to the position of Judicial Assistant and are assigned to one of the Court's 12 districts throughout Los Angeles County, while still being expected to serve in any courtroom throughout the County. After 12 months as a Judicial Assistant, employees may apply to be placed on a transfer list for other locations in the county. Applicants should be able to successfully transition from an academic environment to a fast-paced and demanding courtroom environment.
For a detailed job description, please click here. Please note the requirements in the job description may vary from the requirements in this bulletin. Applicants must meet the requirements stated in this bulletin. 

To qualify, you must meet one of the following minimum requirements at the time of filing:
*Option I: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university -AND- Skill in keyboarding at a speed of 30 net words per minute or higher -AND- United States citizenship is required for appointment in accordance with the California State Constitution and Government Code.
Option II: Three years of office support experience in a court, at least one year of which must be at or above the level of Court Services Assistant III performing highly specialized clerical duties requiring detailed knowledge of court activities -AND- Skill in keyboarding at a speed of 30 net words per minute or higher -AND- United States citizenship is required for appointment in accordance with the California State Constitution and Government Code.
Note: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.

All applicants must be able to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to beginning employment with the Court.
You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 2 weeks after you:
  • Received a Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • Received a second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • Finished the series of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization [WHO]
Individuals with a medical condition that prevents them from getting a vaccine, as verified by their medical provider, or those with a confirmed sincerely held religious belief that prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, may request to be excused from this vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation to their medical condition or religion. The Court will review requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis consistent with its existing procedures for reasonable accommodation requests.

To receive credit, a legible copy of your diploma or transcript (unofficial acceptable) detailing the degree conferred and the name of the educational institution must be attached to your online application following the guidelines below. Failure to submit the required documents at the time of filing will result in your application being disqualified.
  • Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format and should not exceed 10 MB per application.
  • Documents must be attached prior to submitting the application. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to edit or add documents. 
For a list of acceptable accredited institutions or international universities, please visit, or
Foreign studies must be evaluated by an academic credential evaluation agency and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. For a list of acceptable evaluation agencies, please visit or Foreign studies submitted without acceptable evaluation will be rejected.

  • Customer Service experience
  • Experience working in an office environment
  • Experience working in a Court
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel and Word
PART I: Qualifying evaluation of education, training and experience based upon submitted application materials.
PART II: A qualifying online typing test. Applicants must achieve 30 net words per minute in order to advance to the next phase of the recruitment process.
PART III: An online examination, weighted 100%, covering the areas listed below. No person may complete this assessment more than once every 12 months.
  • WORK STYLES ASSESSMENT - Covers deductive reasoning ability, professional potential, achievement, influence, independence, reliability, confidence, and optimism.
  • VERBAL REASONING ABILITY - Ability to evaluate written statements and draw conclusions from the written passage.
  • SPELLING - Covers spelling abbreviations, plurals, possessives, proper nouns, terminology, prefixes, and suffixes.  
  • FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS - Ability to follow detailed instructions and select the correct course of action.

Applications may only be filed online. To learn how to apply online, please access the Online Employment Application Guide. Los Angeles Superior Court reserves the right to verify all submitted documentation prior to appointment. The Court will only consider completed applications submitted, along with the required documents, and will reject incomplete applications. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application. To facilitate the full and proper consideration of your work experience, clearly specify what professional experience meets the required job qualifications. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience for each position.
Please provide a current and accurate email address for the Court to communicate with you about this job opportunity. Human Resources staff will notify all applicants of their application status via email. We recommend that you add to your SAFE SENDERS list to avoid the notification being filtered as spam mail.
Los Angeles Superior Court is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to participate in the recruitment process can contact the email address provided below. For additional employment information, please click here.
Questions regarding this posting may be emailed to 
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. Applicants who successfully pass each (and all) examination part(s) will be placed on an eligible list that will remain active for approximately one year. Other vacancies may be filled using this list.

 Exam No.: R9842I
 Judicial Assistant Trainee
 Applications may be submitted online at
 OR via the HR computer kiosk at
 Los Angeles Superior Court
 Human Resources Administration
 111 N. Hill Street, Room 203
 Los Angeles, CA 90012