Law Clerk

City Of Roanoke, VA Roanoke , VA 24001

Posted 1 week ago

Description

Three law clerks will be hired to work with five (5) different Circuit Court Judges throughout the 23rd Judicial Circuit, which includes the City of Roanoke, City of Salem and the County of Roanoke. They will be required to travel among the three courthouses in the Circuit, as necessity requires, and handle a variety of tasks including conducting in-depth legal research using printed and computerized materials and the internet.

They must be able to communicate professionally with lawyers and judges. They also must have strong legal research and writing skills; up-to-date computer research skills; and no criminal record. Must be a graduate of an accredited law school in the upper third of law school; and a member in good standing with the Virginia Bar or scheduled to take the Virginia Bar Exam in July 2023. These positions carry a one-year contract with a salary of $46,708.12, with a starting date of September 1, 2023, with limited benefits.

Examples of Duties

SUMMARY

Provides legal services and support to Circuit Court Judges

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following.

Provides support to five judges which includes the City of Roanoke, City of Salem and the County of Roanoke

Assists in all aspects of legal research relating to defense or prosecution cases

Provides in depthresearch and analysis to includeperusing legal documents to verify facts and case law and assess related causes of action

Compilesdrafts ofbriefs for review and acceptance

Prepares, files and delivers documents, petitions and pleadings includingwriting correspondence regarding cases and preparing related affidavits.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities

Typical Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Must be a graduate of an accredited law school in the upper third of law school; and a member in good standing with the Virginia Bar or scheduled to take the Virginia Bar Exam in July 2023. Strong legal research and writing skills; and proficient computer research skills.

Supplemental Information

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.Ability to communicate professionally with lawyers and judges.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities toperform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit.

The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This is a job description and not an individualized position description. A jobdescription defines the general character and scope of duties and responsibilitiesof all positions in a job classification, but it is not intended to describe and doesnot necessarily list the essential job functions for a given position in aclassification.


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Law Clerk

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