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District Court Law Clerk Honorable Judge Leonard Weiler DUTIES: Reviews, studies, researches, and annotates laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and related legal authorities. Prepares briefs, legal memoranda, and statement of issues involved, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations to the justice or judge. Compiles references on laws and decisions necessary for legal determinations. Confers with justice, judge or court official concerning legal questions, construction of documents and granting of orders. Attends court sessions to hear oral arguments and records necessary case information; maintain records attendant to court proceedings. May perform courtroom duties including calling the calendar; swearing in jury panels and witness; taking court minutes; and assisting in various court proceedings such as arraignments, motions, hearings, pre-trial conferences and trials.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited law school. Knowledge of court practices and procedures. Knowledge of legal terminology and concepts. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people, including attorneys and pro se parties. Ability to research complex legal problems or questions and apply legal principles. Ability to represent the court in a respectful manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Familiarity with Microsoft products, including legal research software is preferred. Knowledge of general law, state law, established precedent, and sources of legal reference. Should have solid academic credentials and strong research, analytical and writing skills. Computer literacy is important; familiarity with Westlaw and Microsoft Word/Windows operating system is preferred.
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