Judicial Law Clerk
Honorable Muriel Hughes
Judicial Law Clerk – Civil Division & Business Court
Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan
Detroit, MI 48226
Experience conducting legal research using Westlaw, Lexis, and available legal resources.
Graduate of Accredited Law School (GPA of 3.0 or higher)
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.
• 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.
- 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.