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Job Vacancies : 05 August 2020

Judicial Assistants to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and the High Court – Dublin

Judicial Assistants to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and the High Court – Dublin

The Courts Service has excellent opportunities to work with the judiciary as a judicial assistant. The role is a three–year contract which involves providing support to judges which can range from administrative, research and attending court. These roles provide an invaluable insight into the practical workings of the courts.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12noon on Tuesday 18 August 2020.


Conducting legal research (academic and case law), summarising facts, legal submissions, case law and relevant material as directed by the judge for inclusion in draft judgments, proof read draft judgments, assist in research for draft judgments.

  • Assist the judge in the preparation of lectures, conference papers and speeches.
  • Prepare case summaries,
  • Assist with legal drafting and proofing.
  • Prepare conference papers and speeches as required.


  • Act as liaison between the judge and the parties to litigation (if required)
  • Collect the judge’s books and papers for court
  • Remain in court during hearings if required to note evidence and submissions as directed.

Required Qualifications

  • Hold (or expect to hold) at least a 2.1 in a law degree (LLB or BCL) at a minimum of level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications in their final year exams.
  • Have a good understanding of the work of the Irish courts system.
  • Have a knowledge of modern legal research methods and materials.
  • Have some experience conducting legal research (this can include academic research or research in the course of court case preparation). 

Further information on the role and to download the application form, visit the Court Service website here.