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Staff

Brief Description of Job Responsibilities

Each position listed below only describes a portion of the numerous and various duties performed daily. A complete description of their duties and responsibilities is maintained at the Court.

As Court Administrator/Fiscal Officer, Vicki Fitzgerald’s duties are to directly assist the Judge on the business – related aspects of the Court. Some of her duties include managing all fiscal matters; budgets, accounts payable, and payroll, as well as supervision of employees. She manages the Adult Probation Department’s budget along with their grants.  She arranges and assists in matters involving community participation with the Court, initializes and manages the Court’s Special Projects, as well as identifying and recommending resource(s) allocation. She also acts as an intermediary between the general public and the Court. She is also responsible for obtaining and maintaining the Court equipment (computers, recording system, etc…).  This entails reviewing, obtaining, and maintaining upgrades and service for court recording technology.  She, along with the Judicial Administrator, are responsible for most personnel issues at Court. She also assists as an Assistant Court Reporter (in courtroom recording duties).

Judicial Administrator / Jury Commissioner, Lori Rickenbaugh’s duties are to directly assist the Judge in his position. This include managing, compiling, and analyzing statistical data for the Civil, Criminal, and Domestic Relations’ monthly Supreme Court reports. She manages and operates the Jury Commission for Petit Jurors by securing jury pools for civil and criminal trials and acting as an intermediary between all prospective jurors and the Court via phone calls and written correspondence.  She retains and secures evidence, “the record”, and other important documents on Court-related items. She handles the scheduling of the Judge’s non-case related calendar, assists with court recorder and courtroom assignments for the daily docket.. She also assists in obtaining Visiting Judges from the Supreme Court when the need arises.  She also acts as a liaison with the media.  She, along with the Court Administrator, are responsible for most personnel issues at Court. She also assists as an Assistant Court Reporter (in courtroom recording duties).

Bailiff Deputy Anthony Caponi’s main responsibility is handling security for Judge Binette and his staff.  That includes being involved in Criminal, Domestic Relations, Civil Protection, Civil Stalking, and Civil matters.  However, his duties are not limited to just security.  Under the direction of the Judicial Administrator he is also is involved with the case management schedule of the criminal cases,  and acts as a liaison between the Court and jail personnel. He also maintains courtroom decorum and operations, drafts appropriate court entries and documents as requested by the Court, ensures that necessary documents pertaining to the daily docket are made available to the Court.  During jury trials, he is responsible for the supervision and safety of the jurors.

Assistant Criminal Assignment Commissioner, Carol Kyer's duties are to generally assist the Judge and the Judicial Administrator.  This entail managing all criminal filings, maintaining an accurate criminal docket, reviewing and submitting to the Court various entries, maintaining criminal case files, assist with bailiff duties in courtroom on criminal docket days. Other duties include typing, filing, preparing appropriate court entries, answering phones and receptionist related duties. She also assists as an Assistant Court Reporter (in courtroom recording duties).

Domestic Relations Assignment Commissioner, Amanda Tubbs’ duties are to generally assist the Domestic Relation Magistrate.  This entail managing the Domestic Relations caseload. She creates and manages the Domestic Relations’ files, manages the case management schedule for the Domestic Relations cases, acts as a liaison between the magistrates, Court, and attorneys.  She is also responsible for conducting this Court’s Mediation Program, which informs and offers parents valuable tools in providing the best for their children.  Other duties include maintaining the Court’s calendar of case (Criminal, Civil, Domestic Relations, CPO /SCPO), typing, filing, preparing appropriate court entries, answering phones and receptionist related duties – if needed.  She also assists as an Assistant Court Reporter (in courtroom recording duties).

Civil Assignment Clerk, Kathy Rodgers’ duties are to generally assist the Civil Magistrate. She is responsible for creating and maintaining the Court’s civil files on computer and hard copy. She acts as an intermediate between the attorneys, Judges, and Magistrates, drafts appropriate court entries and documents and ensures that civil documents are obtained from attorneys and litigants ensuring that they are timely filed.  Other duties include typing, filing, preparing appropriate court entries, answering phones and receptionist related duties – if needed.  She also assists as an Assistant Court Reporter (in courtroom recording duties).

Secretary / Clerk – Civil Assistant Assignment Commissioner (Currently not filled due to budget constraints ) duties are typing, filing, preparing appropriate civil court entries, and other related duties.

Receptionist/ Typist (full time) - (Currently not filled due to budget constraints ) primary responsibility is to receive all incoming calls into the Court and ensure that they are appropriately dispatched, greet and provide necessary information to those visiting the court and/or individuals conducting business at the Court. She is also responsible for maintaining proper decorum in the hallway. On a daily basis, she is responsible for typing correspondence, filing, mailing, faxing, and copying. She also assists as an Assistant Court Reporter (in courtroom recording duties).

Receptionist/ Typist (part time) - (Currently not filled due to budget constraints ) primary responsibility is to receive all incoming calls into the Court and ensure that they are appropriately dispatched, greet and provide necessary information to those visiting the court and/or individuals conducting business at the Court. She is also responsible for maintaining proper decorum in the hallway. On a daily basis, she is responsible for typing correspondence, filing, mailing, faxing, and copying. She also assists as an Assistant Court Reporter (in courtroom recording duties).