Job Details

Appellate Court Law Clerk

Company name

Appellate Court of Illinois - Fourth District

Organization Type


Job Type

Judicial Clerkship

Valid Through

Nov 26,2019

Posted on

Aug 13,2019


Lincoln, IL, United States

Employment Type



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Appellate Court Law Clerk
The candidate to perform legal research, analysis, and writing and to review and assist in the drafting of judicial opinions, orders, and other legal documents. Conducts legal research and prepares memoranda of law providing legal and procedural advice. Assists in drafting opinions, orders and other memoranda. Edits and cites final draft orders, opinions, dissents or special concurrences. Advises the Justice on research of court rules and points of law on pending legal cases. Researches law regarding issues addressed by parties or the court. Reads and examines case law; determines relevant cases to be read; verifies the jurisdiction of the court. Assists the Justice in preparation for an educational conference or speaking engagement. Reads petitions for rehearing on assigned cases as needed; researches as requested by the Justice. Studies current legal publications, recent opinions of the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts, and other relevant state and federal cases. Interprets new statutes according to legislative intent and reviews recent legislation. Assists the Justice in his committee work. May supervise the work of law school externs. Drafts case review summaries and questions in connection with oral argument preparation. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and licensed or eligible for admission to the Illinois bar. Applicant should possess excellent research, case analysis, and writing skills. Experience as a law clerk in a reviewing court is strongly preferred.
Knowledge: Working knowledge of, and ability to apply, federal and state laws and court decisions to pending legal cases. Working knowledge of, and ability to apply, court procedures and rules of evidence.
Skills: Skill in providing legal research and preparing memorandum of law providing legal and procedural advice. Skill in analyzing legal issues and writing persuasively. Skill in applying legal principles and specialized knowledge to individual cases and problems.
Must have ability to apprise the Justice of new statutes and recent legislation changes.

Deadline September 2, 2019,.

Additional info

Submit a letter of interest, resume, professional writing sample, a transcript of law school grades, and 3 references.

Company info

Kathleen Beaver
Appellate Court of Illinois - Fourth District
201 West Monroe Street
P.O. Box 19206
Springfield, IL 62794-9206
Phone: 217-732-3193