Job Details

Law Clerk bar Member

Company name

Superior Court of California - County of Los Angeles

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 13,2019

Valid Through

Aug 26,2019

Posted on

Jul 19,2016

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 6431 to 6790 Monthly

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Compton, CA, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Law Clerk (Bar Member)
The candidate performs legal research, prepares motions and matters on calendar to expedite court calendars, and performs related duties as assigned. Under general judicial direction, performs legal research, prepares motions and matters on calendar to expedite court calendars, and performs related duties as assigned. Law Clerks are responsible for assisting judicial officers with legal research, summarizing motions and providing recommendations on case rulings. Incumbents may be assigned to various court locations or units. Appointments to the classification of Law Clerk are for a six month limited term of employment. Upon completion of this six month term, a Law Clerk may be appointed for two one year terms of limited employment. Appointments may not exceed more than two years, six month. Law Clerks are distinguished from Research Attorneys in that incumbents in the former class perform legal research assignments commensurate with experience level and are hired on a limited-term status with the Court. Performs legal research in matters on civil, criminal, family law and probate matters that includes reviewing case files, drafting legal memoranda and preparing summary on findings. Summarizes, evaluates and recommends rulings on pre-trial civil. Researches applicable law and analyzes the cases cited by the parties and provides the judicial officer with a recommendation for each motion. Researches, analyzes and recommends policies and procedures related to specific court proceedings and recurring issues at the request of judicial officers and Supervising Research Attorneys or the Managing Research Attorney. Coordinates with judicial officers, Supervising Research Attorneys and/or court staff to organize and schedule replacement coverage when necessary. Organizes work for relief personnel. Delivers and picks up files to be reviewed from courtrooms. Delivers completed files to Judge for review. Responds to questions from judicial officers and court staff on general legal issues regarding matters pending before the courts. May also draft correspondence on behalf of a judicial officer to counsel and litigants regarding matters pending before the courts. Occasionally assists with exparte applications, motion in limine and post-trial motions. Trains and oversees law students and volunteers assigned to departments through the judicial extern program. Performs additional court-related duties as directed by the judicial officer.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have completd Graduation from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited school of law and a member of the State Bar of California in good standing. Must be licensed to practice law in the state of California and a member in good standing of the State Bar of California. Should have knowledge of: Principles, practices, methods and materials of legal research and analysis. Civil law. Some assignments may require specialized knowledge of criminal, family, juvenile or probate law. Legal terms, procedures, forms and documents used in court cases. Government Code and other statues related to Court process and rules of Court. Must have ability to: Plan, organize and use traditional and computerized legal research methods. Research, analyze and appraise a variety of legal documents. Research legal issues and present clear and logical arguments and statement of facts and law. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Set priorities and allocate resources to meet needs in a timely, effective manner. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive written materials. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Court staff and management, judicial officers, and others encountered in the course of work.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Superior Court of California - County of Los Angeles
111 N. Hill Street,
Room 203
Los Angeles, CA 90022

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