Law Clerk - 3rd District Court

Salt Lake City, UT
Full Time
Job #: 18769
Under general guidance and direction from judge, performs professional legal research and analysis on complex legal issues.

Example of Duties:
  • Researches legal questions; reviews record, transcript of trial, appellate briefs, and attends oral argument to acquire a complete understanding of the case.
  • Prepares and drafts opinions upon request; edits opinions according to judge's instructions; finalizes drafts of opinions.
  • Prepares bench memoranda summaries of assigned cases for judges who will be hearing the case; reviews records, briefs, and oral arguments to acquire complete understanding of cases; compiles references on laws and decisions; reviews current case law.
  • Acts as court bailiff when judge is presiding over the panel; runs recording machine; calls court to order.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)
  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate degree.
  • Preferably a Member of Utah State Bar. If not admitted to the Utah State Bar, must successfully complete the Bar requirements at next opportunity.
  • Working knowledge of the appellate and state court systems, working knowledge of Utah Law and legal terminology
  • Skills in legal research, legal writing format and citation techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to critically analyze the arguments of counsel; ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, judges, other agencies, and the public; ability to maintain confidential information

Closing Date: 19th February, 2019
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