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Judicial Law Clerk at DeKalb County, GA

DeKalb County, GA


Entry Level

Dekalb County, GA, USA

$57.690 - $89.421

22 Sep → 22 Oct


Job Description

This position is non-merit and serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority

Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to provide legal research assistance and advice to an assigned judge.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctorate Degree required; this classification is considered to be an entry-level professional position, however previous work experience is preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain membership in the Georgia State Bar Association.

Job Responsibilities

  • The following duties are normal for this position. 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. Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Prepares legal summaries of facts and arguments for cases to be brought before the court; conducts and participates in pre-trial negotiations, arbitration, and mediation as required; and composes and prepares orders for judge’s review and/or signature.
  • Conducts legal research; identifies and investigates the facts of legal matters; reviews legal opinions and various legal publications for research purposes; determines laws applicable to issues before court; drafts legal documents/memoranda on court cases, writs, and specific points of law; and briefs judge on issues in pending cases.
  • Reviews statistical data; and evaluates and analyzes orders and motions, and monitors orders and motions for compliance with judicial rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Evaluates and responds to Open Records Act requests; and reviews and evaluates requests for information and action submitted by the media, parties to cases, County personnel, and the general public.
  • Serves as a liaison to the general public; responds to and initiates telephone calls and emails; answers questions and provides information; and discusses content of communications with judge as needed.
  • Maintains a current, comprehensive knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, principles and practices relating to DeKalb County Courts; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; and attends meetings, workshops, hearings, and training sessions as required.

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