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Law Clerk

Job Summary

Responsible for researching, compiling, comparing, and organizing legal documents for judges and lawyers. Assists judges and lawyers in court proceedings.

Primary responsibilities

  • Research issues before the court.
  • Write opinions based on research.
  • Participate in the formation of case law.
  • Assist judge in courtroom proceedings.
  • Manage exhibits submitted into evidence.
  • Interact with chambers staff, court personnel, litigants and the public.
  • Assist the judge with settlement conferences and discovery disputes.
  • Review briefs submitted by the parties.
  • Verify cited legal authority.
  • Draft a variety of legal documents including trial briefs, memoranda and orders.
  • Research and analyze complex legal issues in civil and criminal appeals.
  • Educate and advise the judge and legal staff on the facts and legal issues of a case prior to oral argument.
  • Research and write bench memoranda.
  • Maintain chambers library.
  • Make recommendations regarding the disposition of appeals.
  • Draft concise, well-researched opinions, bench memoranda and other legal documents.
  • Attend court sessions to hear oral arguments.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the law.
  • Review dockets of pending litigation.
  • Review complaints, petitions, motions, or pleadings.

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