Judicial Law Clerk

Posted By:
Honorable Muriel Hughes

Category:
Judicial Law Clerk – Civil Division & Business Court

Company:
Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan

Location:
Detroit, MI 48226

Job Type:
Full Time

Experience:
Experience conducting legal research using Westlaw, Lexis, and available legal resources.

Education Level:
Graduate of Accredited  Law School (GPA of 3.0 or higher)

Contact Information:
3ccrecruit@3rdcc.org
313-224-7018

Listing Information

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Official application forms must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on the last day of this announcement. Applications will only be accepted submitted from the following website: http://www.3rdcc.org/job-postings

ELIGIBILITY: This position is open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications listed below. This is a non-union at-will appointment. The person selected serves at the pleasure of the appointing judge.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate of an accredited law school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

An active member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan.

Experience conducting legal research using Westlaw, Lexis, and available legal resources.

Writing Sample

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Under limited supervision of a Judge, assists the Judge in making sure the Court room operates efficiently and effectively; processes routine legal paper work and correspondence; reviews, studies and researches laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and orders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Researches legal issues in response to motions before the Court.
  • Conducts legal research as assigned, drafts summary of findings; drafts proposed legal memoranda, documents, and opinions.
  • Reviews complaints, petitions, motions or pleadings that have been filed to determine issues involved or basis for relief.
  • Compiles references on laws and decisions necessary for legal determinations.
  • Attends court sessions to hear oral arguments or records necessary case information.
  • Follows up initial work with additional research after discussion with or at the request of the Judge.
  • Responds to Judge’s requests for immediate information and research.
  • Provides information to attorneys, litigants, and others regarding court procedures.
  • Drafts or proofreads legal opinions, decisions, or citations.
  • Summarizes and compiles various court opinions, compiles and maintains standard jury instructions and other information.
  • Remains current with recent changes in the law, court rules, and court procedures.
  • Responds to phone calls and written inquiries from public and attorneys.
  • Performs related work, including clerical, as required.
  • Assists Judge with various administrative duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.