Law Clerk

Pulaski County
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January 13, 2021
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PULASKI COUNTY

invites applications from current County Employees and the General Public for the position of:

LAW CLERK

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Department:

10th Division Circuit Court

Starting Salary Range:

$57,366 – 63,241

Position Number:

002

FLSA Status:

Exempt position, not eligible for overtime

Safety Sensitive Designation:

This position is not designated as safety sensitive and is not subject to random drug and alcohol screening.

Opening Date:

1/11/21

Closing Date:

1/28/21 at 5:00 PM

(The Human Resource Office will be closed on January 18, 2021 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday holiday.)

JOB SUMMARY:

Researches legal issues arising in any of the types of cases heard in the domestic relations, probate, civil, criminal, and juvenile divisions of Circuit Court; prepares memos outlining the legal research and/or prepares opinions or orders as requested by the Judge; drafts proposed orders for the court’s review and approval; ensures attorney submitted orders are accurate and filed in a timely manner.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Reviews case files prior to hearings to ensure procedural and substantive legal requirements are met, and provides any additional case related information the Judge requests.

Researches and becomes knowledgeable on a wide range of legal issues and subjects heard in Circuit Court, including:

o  Domestic relations law (divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, domestic violence, etc.)

o  Probate law (decedent’s estates, guardianships, adoptions, conservatorships, etc.)

o  Civil law (constitutional law, personal injury, medical malpractice, breach of contract, appeals from administrative agencies, appeals from District Court, etc.)

o  Criminal law

o  Juvenile law

Monitors changes in the law and in the rules of the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Prepares a summary of each case prior to hearings to assist the Judge, including a summary of the facts and citations for any relevant case law.

Researches legal issues and prepares memoranda and/or opinions for review by the Judge on issues related to any subjects addressed.

Drafts court orders consistent with the Judge’s rulings and decisions; e-file orders as needed.

Maintains checklists and calendars to ensure orders are timely submitted by attorneys, and ensure the orders are accurate and filed in a timely manner.

Reviews all incoming pleadings requiring the Judge’s attention; coordinate requests for hearings with counsel and Trial Court Administrator.

Analyzes motions that do not require hearings for procedural and substantive legal accuracy, as well as for completeness of all information the Judge requires for adjudication; communicate with attorneys and self-represented litigants to obtain any missing, necessary documents before presenting the matter to the Judge for adjudication.

Attends hearings and trials, noting legal issues requiring resolution.

Maintains legal library and online research materials.

Maintains knowledge of the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules of Evidence, and all other court rules that affect cases brought before the Court.

Reviews and adheres to the Arkansas Code of Judicial Conduct and rules that affect the conduct of attorneys.

Communicates with the Pulaski County Circuit Clerk’s Office and the Perry County Circuit Clerk to obtain relevant information concerning case filings, orders, appeals, and other matters.

Communicates with the Arkansas Supreme Court Clerk’s Office regarding case filings, orders, appeals, and other matters.

Communicates with Arkansas courts, out-of-state courts, and federal courts regarding interjurisdictional transfers, venue issues, jurisdiction issues, and other matters.

Communicates with attorneys and self-represented litigants regarding case filings, submitted orders, hearings, appeals, and other matters.

Assists the Judge as needed concerning new issues raised during hearings and trials by conducting research in an expedient manner.

Conducts special projects as requested, e.g. organize a trial binder for jury trials.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

PERSONNEL SUPERVISED: None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Visual acuity required for use of computer monitor.

Digital dexterity necessary for keyboard operation.

Ability to orally communicate effectively, in person and by telephone.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed in a smoking-restricted office environment. May occasionally attend court in Perry County.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Completion of Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school; some experience with courtroom procedures or a related area; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background examination.

PREFERENCES:

Arkansas Attorney’s License in good standing with the Arkansas Supreme Court. Knowledge/Experience in Juvenile Law.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Applications must be filed online at www.pulaskicounty.net.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or call (501) 340-6110.

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