Law Clerk

Full-time 571 views 21 applications
Company Pima County Public Defender . Location Tucson, AZ, United States


Law Student



Aug 12, 2022

Nov 25, 2022

Jan 04, 2019


Law Clerk
Duties : Will perform research appeals and prepare drafts of preliminary briefs or arguments based on statutory law or decisions. Conduct legal research through the use of computerized legal research systems such as Lexis and Westlaw, or statutes, U.S. Constitution, legal periodicals, law reviews, digests, legal encyclopedias, codes, regional and federal reporters, slip opinions and various case law. Researches points and rules of law and prepares written reports summarizing research. Updates or shepardizes case law to distinguish and analogize the case to the fact situation at hand. Identifies applicable statutes or rules that are in force and effect for the particular matter. Researches points and rules of law and prepares written reports summarizing research. Performs research and studies legal records and comments to obtain data applicable to the case under consideration. Drafts motions, responses and legal memoranda; Interviews victims and witnesses. Serves copies of pleadings on opposing counsel and delivers documents to various county offices. Conducts routine investigations on less serious charges for background and basic information;
Confers with attorneys regarding legal issues. Maintains appropriate security and confidentiality of information created or encountered in the performance of assigned duties. May supervise, train, and assign and review the work of other law clerks. Maintains electronic and paper files as necessary.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements : The candidate should be second or third year law student in or graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Should have completion of course work from an accredited college of law in criminal procedures, constitutional law and legal research. Should have knowledge of legal code of ethics and terminology, legal research methods, statutes, codes and case laws, rules of court, criminal justice and court systems, Lexis or Westlaw data information systems, principles, procedures and methods of legal research, civil and criminal procedures, Constitutional Law and Arizona Rules of Evidence. Should have skills in performing legal research using appropriate techniques and methods, interviewing techniques appropriate to a legal investigation, understanding and applying legal terminology, processing and preparing summaries of legal opinions from cases from Arizona and other jurisdictions, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, communicating effectively and legal writing and formatting.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Pima County Public Defender .
32 N. Stone
Ste. 400
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-724-8028

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