Trial Court Law Clerk

West Palm Beach, FL
Full Time
03-13-2019
Job #: 22011420 / 22008961 / 22009355
Description:
Summary
The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the judiciary with case management, pending litigation and issues, and/or process criminal and civil appeals. The position is responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders and reports; conducting legal research; reviewing briefs and case files; and advising judges on pending litigation and issues.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar; Exceptional writing skills; Well-rounded understanding of many areas of law, court procedures, court systems, and judicial rules.

Essential Duties
  • (the omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification):
  • The person in this position will perform legal research before the court and advise judges and other members of the legal team on the facts of a case prior to the oral argument. Draft concise, well-researched opinions, bench memoranda and other legal documents; participate in the formation of case law. The candidate selected will verify cited legal authority and draft a variety of legal documents including trial briefs, memoranda and orders. They must keep abreast of changes in the law; review complaints, petitions, motions, or pleadings. This position involves interacting with other Judges, Clerk of Court staff, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, courtroom security, social services, witnesses, and the general public.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in a technologically driven environment with intermediate to advanced computer skills. Knowledge of court procedures and legal terminology. Must be highly organized; demonstrate close attention to detail and the ability to work in stressful situations. Effectively prioritize assignments. Must have a demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse set of people in an open and friendly manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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