Deputy Register in Probate

Do you have strong clerical/paralegal skills and the desire to work in the court system? Portage County has a position in the Register in Probate/ Circuit Court Branch II available.

The Deputy Register in Probate position requires the ability to prepare orders at the discretion of the judge, clerk court proceedings and work in the Register in Probate Office. This is a full time position with a GREAT benefit package.

This is a brief description of the job duties:

This position is clerical and paralegal in nature, involving responsibility for juvenile, guardianship and probate matters, and includes duties as Branch II’s Judicial Assistant. The employee is deputized to make legal actions effective for the court and assists the court in the administration of juvenile, guardianship, Chapter 51 commitments, probate and adoption matters. Duties include scheduling/calendaring for the Circuit Court Branch II Judge, maintaining court files in all case types and clerking court proceedings for the cases filed in the Probate Court at the direction of the Register in Probate. Position provides back-up support to the Chief Deputy Register in Probate and provides front desk reception for Branch II and Register in Probate office.

These are the skills we are seeking:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Two-years of accredited vocational, college, or technical school in Legal, Business, Public Administration or related field required. Equivalent experience in a Court environment will be considered.
  • Three years of legal experience in the court system preferred. Prior experience with juvenile, probate, and guardianship law highly preferred.
  • Experience as a Judicial Assistant preferred.
  • Any combination of education and/or experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform these job duties.
Please contact the HR department at HR@co.portage.wi.us for a complete position description


Some of the benefits we offer are listed below;

  • State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
  • Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or PPO Co-pay Plan)
  • Vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick days
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance- premium paid by the County
  • Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County
  • Dental insurance
  • 457B Deferred Compensation Plan

TO APPLY:  https://www.co.portage.wi.us/

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer