Law Clerk

Clark County, Nevada Las Vegas , NV 89134

Posted 1 week ago


The Clark County District Attorney's Office invites you to apply for the position of Law Clerk. This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies located in our Civil, Juvenile and/or Criminal Divisions.

Law Clerks provide support to attorney staff by performing legal research and writing on civil issues. Law Clerks interpret and apply laws, court decisions and other legal authorities in the preparation of briefs, pleadings, legal opinions and other legal documents. Law Clerks who are barred in Nevada may be allowed to make court appearances on behalf of the County.


This examination will establish an Open Competitive Eligibility list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by Human Resources.

Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the selection process.

Some positions may be used to fill term Limited-Permanent positions. The selected candidates will be hired for a special project or duties of a limited duration and be required to sign a term of employment letter specifying condition and exact dates of employment. The successful candidates will be eligible for benefits during the duration of employment.

Some positions may be Grant Funded. Grant Funded positions are subject to continuation based on availability of grant funds and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal when such funds are no longer available.

This position is confidential and excluded from membership in the union.

Resume Requirement:In order to be considered for this recruitment, candidates are required to submit a resume at time of application.

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to submit law school transcripts and a writing sample to the District Attorney's Office prior to interview. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited law school or university. Full-time experience in performing legal research and/or writing legal opinions or documents is desirable.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background investigation, which may include both a pre-and post-offer background check for positions within the District Attorney's Office, and a test for controlled substances.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing:Employment is contingent on the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Researches applicable legal and factual issues using computerized techniques and/or law library materials at the direction of an attorney or judge. Interprets and applies laws, court decisions and other legal authorities in the preparation of briefs, pleadings and other legal papers.

Drafts memoranda, opinions and other documents related to findings on specific cases or issues. Researches and explains departmental, County and State procedures to attorneys and departmental support staff. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.

Maintains accurate records and files; prepares a variety of records and reports as assigned. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer in the performance of the work. May drive a personal or County vehicle in the course of the work.


Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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Law Clerk

Clark County, Nevada