Post-Bar Law Clerk

Stockton, CA
Full Time
Job #: 0519-RL0201-TM
This recruitment is being conducted to fill five (5) temporary Post-Bar Law Clerk positions in the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

To qualify, must have graduated from law school and be scheduled to take the July 2019 California Bar Exam.

The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office is looking for hard working, post-bar law clerks eager to work in a progressive office and have a passion for the community and the District Attorney's mission.

The mission of the san joaquin county district attorney's office is our community:
  • We are dedicated to upholding a healthy, fair and just society. We are committed to leading San Joaquin County by education, prevention, investigation, prosecution and rehabilitation, as provided by law, with justice for all.
  • A background investigation and a pre-employment drug screening must be successfully completed prior to employment.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.
  • NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

Typical Duties
  • Examines and interprets evidence; checks questions of law and evidence.
  • Aids in the preparation of trial briefs and in the organization of investigations.
  • Studies, interprets and applies laws, court decisions and other legal authorities for use in the preparation of cases, opinions, and briefs.
  • Confers with investigators regarding the collection of facts; makes investigations to collect facts; locates witnesses and parties.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Graduation from a recognized school of law.

Some knowledge of the principles of law and their application. Some knowledge of trial procedures and the rules of evidence. Some knowledge of legal research methods and the preparation of briefs and opinions. Some knowledge of county government functions and legal responsibilities.

Analyze, apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and precedents to legal problems. Ability to present statements of law, fact and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form. Ability to present statements of law, fact and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious and cooperative relationships with fellow staff members, departmental representatives, and the general public. Ability to perform research and prepare legal opinions.

Closing Date: 24th May, 2019
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