Law Clerk (Floater)

Columbia, SC
Full Time
Job #: 92211
Under limited supervision by Judge's Scheduling, assists a pool of retired judges working in the Circuit Court with the preparation and research of General Sessions criminal cases and Common Pleas civil cases for the Court. Assists Judge's Scheduling as needed with various research and support tasks.

Conducts legal research for retired judges or court administration as required. Coordinates directly with Judge's Scheduling and the county Clerks of Court to schedule terms of court for all hearings and trials held by retired judges which are not to be conducted during a regularly scheduled term of court.

Receives and reviews incoming mail, email, and voicemail messages as requested. Responds to all email and voicemail messages in a timely manner. Confirms that correspondence is copied to all attorneys as is appropriate. Maintains a calendar of all terms of court as assigned. Keeps a weekly folder with dockets, calendar, and all case notes, along with all orders that are signed for all assigned terms of court.

Makes weekly preparation for cases by attending Roster Meetings, Status Conferences, and Jury Qualifications as required by judges. Receives case files along with contacting Solicitors/Attorneys to receive Voir Dire, Witness Lists, and any outstanding motions. Prepares case memos with information received from files and attorneys as directed by assigned judges.

Responsible for the set up and break down of courtrooms. Handles all judicial law books, notebooks, and computer equipment. Prepares and researches all incoming orders and maintains a list of all Matters Under Advisement, which are to be reported monthly by each judge. Read and have knowledge of all incoming advance sheets.

All other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Additional Requirements
A Juris Doctorate degree or its equivalent from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited school. A member of the South Carolina Bar in good standing. If not a member of the SC Bar, must sit for next bar exam. Completed Rule 403 requirements.

Must have dependable transportation and be able to travel.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the laws and rules of South Carolina. Knowledge of the theories of legal research. Working knowledge of West Law and the Attorney Information System (AIS). Knowledge of basic Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and word processing skills.

A high level of discretion is required. Strong writing skills. Demonstration of a strong, consistent, and dependable work ethic. Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent time-management skills. Ability to interpret and apply state/federal law and judicial decisions. Ability to analyze facts and express conclusions clearly, logically, and concisely.

Ability to prepare orders, memos, and other legal documents. Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities and prioritize tasks. Ability to work independently in meeting deadlines. Ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both orally and in writing. Proven ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with judges, SCJB staff, attorneys, court personnel, and other clients/customers.?

Additional Comments
***Salary is non-negotiable and will only be discussed with candidates selected for an interview. ***

Interested persons meeting the required qualifications must submit an online application to include all work history and education. Additionally, all questions on the application must be completed. A resume may be included but will not be accepted or reviewed in lieu of an incomplete application. Supplemental questions are considered a part of your application and must be completed.

Closing Date: 24th July, 2019
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