Law Clerk

Wellsboro, PA
Full Time
02-08-2019
Practice Areas: NA
Description:
Department: Courts

Supervisor: President Judge George W. Wheeler

Description: Aids and expedites the research on many legal questions presented to the Judges, upon which opposing counsel fails to agree; Prepares initial drafts of opinions; Citations
of authority submitted by opposing counsel are checked and briefed by the Law Clerk; Involves performing such other duties as are assigned by the Judge to aid in the orderly disposition of
court-related matters.

Specific Duties:
  • Drafts legal opinions for Judge
  • Assists the Court Administrator and others in answering legal questions.
  • Clearly understands legal concepts as they are presented in Court by the attorney.
  • Conceptually analyzes legal argument to assist the Judge in drafting legal opinions.
  • Researches either in the Judge’s library, the Law Library, or by other means, the current status of the law in the Commonwealth as well as nationally.
  • Read and analyzes parties’ briefs and other documents submitted to the Court.
  • Individually keeps apprised of new developments in the law.
  • Prepares files for court hearings and jury charges in criminal or civil trials.
  • Manages the Law Library

Working Conditions: Normal office and Courtroom surroundings

Job Requirements/Classification: Graduate of an accredited college or university, with a degree in Law, and admission to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Law practice or law clerk experience preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full benefits package.

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