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.
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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