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External Job Post: 23 May 2019

Job Opportunity: Courts Service of Ireland – Judicial Assistant in the Superior Courts

Job Opportunity: Courts Service of Ireland – Judicial Assistant in the Superior Courts

Opportunities to work with Judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, and in the Judicial Research Office

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.

Candidates must:

  • Hold (or expect to hold by 24/08/2019) 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. Or have successfully completed the Diploma in Law from King’s Inns.
  • 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).

The key duties of the role are:


  • 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.

The Information Booklet and Application Form for this position can be found HERE. Alternatively, you can contact CAREERS@COURTS.IE or telephone 01–8886055 to request same.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 31st May 2019.