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News: 12 April 2018

Job Opportunity: Courts Service of Ireland – Judicial Clerk in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal

Job Opportunity: Courts Service of Ireland – Judicial Clerk in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal

The role of a judicial clerk to the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal is to provide research support to members of the Judiciary in these two jurisdictions. These employment contracts will be for a period of thirteen months starting at the beginning of September 2018. These positions will provide persons at the start of their legal career with the opportunity to work with the most senior members of the Irish Judiciary. They will also provide an opportunity to observe court proceedings in both appellant courts.

Candidates must by the 30th August 2018:

  • have been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Law Society of Ireland (or eligible to be admitted on the next Roll of Solicitors) or hold (or expect to hold) a Barrister at Law degree from the King’s Inns and hold at least a 2.1 in a law degree at a minimum of level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications or hold a Diploma in Legal Studies from the King’s Inns.
  • demonstrate an excellent understanding of the work of the Irish law and the Irish legal system including contemporary statue and Irish case law, as well as on EU law.
  • have knowledge of modern research methods and materials including available online legal research databases and other online legal resources.
  • have some experience conducting legal research (this can include academic research or research in the course of court case preparation).
  • be able to demonstrate high level, clear written and verbal communication skills.

Full details of the role and application process can be viewed HERE.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 1st May 2018 at 16:00.