Law Clerk (5 Posts)

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Job Type:Contract
Salary:Ksh. Entry at Kshs 180,000

Job details

-For appointment to this post, an applicant must have:
- 1. A Law Degree from a recognized university (a post graduate degree in law is an added advantage),
- 2. A Diploma from the Kenya School of Law or an exemption by the Council of Legal Education,
- 3. Admission to the Roll of Advocates with at least five (5) years post admission experience or five (5) years of extensive legal research in a relevant legal field,
- 4. Proficiency in computer applications,
- 5. A current practicing certificate for those in private practice.
- 6. Must possess the qualifications set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Duties and Responsibilities
-The successful candidates will perform the following functions:
- 1. Examining pleadings and fully apprehending their tenor and effect;
- 2. Examining the detailed content of the facts and decisions of the Courts below;
- 3. Taking stock of the full tenor and effect of the submissions made in the Supreme Court and the Courts below;
- 4. Bringing together all relevant authorities - those emanating from counsel and, any other relevant material;
- 5. Conducting extensive legal research and writing for the respective Judges of the Supreme Court;
- 6. Drafting bench memoranda and well-researched opinions on various legal issues;
- 7. Assisting the Judges of the Supreme Court to manage their respective dockets;
- 8. Preparing pre-trial and post-trial media summaries; and
- 9. Performing all other duties as instructed by the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice or Judge of the Supreme Court respectively.
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