LAW CLERK

50030

(Competitive)



DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS


The work involves responsibility for performing legal research and other law related tasks with a limited degree of professional judgment. Inasmuch as employees in the class are not a member of the Bar, their assignments and activities are typically less complex than those ordinarily executed by attorneys. Employees in the class typically exercise no supervision.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES


Provides legal research and information upon matters pending in the Department of Law;

Prepares affidavits, briefs and other legal documents as needed;

Assists in all legal matters such as hearings, trials, suits, injunctions etc., as may be required;

Performs legal tasks assigned by an attorney‑at‑law;

Studies legal texts;

Assists legal counsel in all matters.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES. SKILLS. ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS


Working knowledge of legal principles;

Ability to perform legal research;

Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;

Ability to apply principles, facts, and precedence to legal problems;


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Candidates must be a registered student in a law school of recognized standing; or, a graduate of a recognized law school.



Revised 8/98