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Administrative Law Clerk: JSP-12 / JSP-13 Duties: The candidate will be conducting legal research and drafting bench memoranda and assisting the judge in drafting orders and reasons, minute entries, jury instructions and verdict forms, and preparing proposed criminal orders, rearraignment and sentencing materials for the judge. Reviewing and preparing recommendations relating to contested and ex parte motions; reviewing reports and recommendations of U.S. Magistrate Judges relating to Social Security appeals, habeas corpus cases, prisoner civil rights cases, and other referred matters, appeals from Magistrate Judges and administrative law judge rulings, and drafting related bench memoranda for the judge and assisting the judge in drafting opinions. Researching federal habeas corpus and post-conviction collateral challenges and motions for reduction of sentence and drafting related bench memoranda for the judge; reviewing case files in assisting the judge in preparing for court proceedings. Reviewing motions filed under the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture. Actions for the judge; coordinating with Clerk's Office personnel, including case managers/courtroom deputies and docket clerks, regarding trial, hearing, motion, and conference scheduling on behalf of the judge. Fielding telephone calls and responding to emails from counsel, probation officers, litigants, chambers' staff, Clerk's Office personnel, and the public, for the judge;. Training, reviewing, and monitoring the work of term law clerks; insure that the work product meets standardacceptable to the judge and consistent with the judgeâ€™s expectations regarding accuracy, thoroughness, and is consistent with the rule of law. Maintaining the chambers filing system for cases, presentence reports and other materials, and court dockets; managing the judge's calendar. Preparing materials for en banc and other court related meetings; coordinate judgeâ€™s schedule with other judges for court meetings, special events, and other functions; Coordinating court staff events and organize bench/bar activities. Initiating and monitoring inter and intra court communications. Preparing travel vouchers and making travel arrangements for the judge. Completing required court and statistical reports. Maintaining office supplies and equipment. Composing and preparing correspondence and other similar tasks as required by the judg. Screening cases for potential conflict and maintaining a recusal list. Maintaining the chambers law library. Assisting judge with assigning projects to externs and preparing their evaluations. And performing other law clerk and administrative duties as required by the judge.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have Administrative Law Clerk, a person must be a graduate of an American Bar Association or Association of American accredited law school, and have demonstratedone of the following accomplishments or proficiencies. Should be standing within the upper third of the law school class from a law school on the approved list of either the American Bar Association or the Association of American Law Schools or Experience on the editorial board of a law review of such a school or. Graduation from such a school with an LLM degree or; Proficiency in legal studies that, in the opinion of the appointing judge, is the equivalent of one of the above. Bar Membership is Required. Prior judicial clerkship is preferred. Should have superior proofreading, source and cite-checking skill is preferred. Superior writing and Westlaw or LEXIS online legal research skill is preferred. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skill is preferred.
NOE: This job is for beginning in June, 2018.
VACANCY A NNOUNCEMENT #: 18-DSC-05 Send resume, cover letter, writing sample (10 to 25 pages), undergraduate and law school transcripts, and three references
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