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2015-2016 Judicial Clerkship

 3L, 3LE, 4LE

This is a paraprofessional position with the Circuit Court for Hanover County. The incumbent performs highly confidential, complex tasks assisting the Circuit Court Judges by providing a variety of legal services, skilled research and evaluation duties.

Requires knowledge of laws/regulations/procedures that govern the operation of the Circuit Court. Must understand the methods of legal research and its sources and materials. Knowledge of the principles and practices of substantive and procedural law, required. Must have the ability to research legal information fully and accurately to meet mandated timeframes. Must be able to analyze and organize complex legal and technical issues so as to make appropriate recommendations or to provide complete reports. Requires excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews/prepares research memoranda concerning support, custody, visitation, equitable distribution and injunctions in domestic cases.
  • Reviews and evaluates compliance with statutory and court procedure in divorce actions.
  • Reads and evaluates depositions.
  • Contacts attorneys regarding procedural irregularities and substantive deficiencies in depositions.
  • Evaluates/discusses the priority of pendemte lite orders, final decrees, garnishments and payroll deductions orders.
  • Reviews Commissioner reports.
  • Evaluates/prepares briefs and researches memoranda concerning motions, petitions and pre-trial documents.
  • Observes oral arguments and trial presentations.
  • Briefs and formulates issues judges.
  • Reviews habeas corpus petitions.
  • Performs bench research on issues arising in the course of court hearings, including questions as to evidence admissibility, case law and sentencing.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Job Id: 32955
Deadline: February 18, 2015
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Judicial Intern

1L, 1LE, 2L, 2LE, 3LE

Judge Jennifer Anderson of the DC Superior Court is currently looking for an intern.
Minimal Documents Required:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Transcript

Job Id: 33010
Deadline: April 10, 2015
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