Law Clerk – Judicial Clerkship Position
Snohomish County Superior Court is currently seeking applicants for full-time openings for Judicial Clerkship positions. Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school. Candidates interested in trial advocacy and skilled in Zoom technology preferred. Law Clerks have the unique opportunity to view trial practice from the other side of the bench and to participate in and/or observe pre-trial motions, jury trials, bench trials and appellate arguments. Duties include researching and writing bench memoranda for civil motions, criminal motions, trials and appeals from lower courts. Additionally, Law Clerks provide judicial administrative support, including scheduling hearings, drafting correspondence and supervising juries. Salary: $4,734.17 per month and medical, dental, and vision insurance, deferred compensation, and vacation and sick leave.
Job Posting Contact Information
Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to: Pam.Seiber@snoco.org or by mail to:
Snohomish County Superior Court
Attn: Pam Seiber
3000 Rockefeller Ave., MS 502
Everett, WA 98201
Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement
Employees hired into this position are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs.
Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.
Provide administrative assistance to Superior Court Judges combined with the traditional function of bailiff.
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
- Performs basic research on legal issues before court; briefs and summarizes files in preparation for sentencing.
- Collects trial related data; validates authority in legal documents and assists in the preparation of written opinions and memorandum decisions.
- Receives, reviews and summarizes issues for pre and post trial motions.
- Screens persons desiring to see judges (such as attorneys, pro se litigants, and the general public) and maintains judges’ appointment and hearing schedules.
- Maintains orderly conduct and security in courtrooms, including the opening and closing of court.
- Insures the courtroom is trial ready with both counsel tables clear, equipment is in working order, and jury deliberation rooms are stocked, cleaned and ready for proceedings.
- Keeps all library and research material current including delivery of replacement materials and recycling of outdated material.
- Prepares jury instructions and supervises jurors during times when not seated in jury box such as providing beverages and services while in the deliberation room, arranges for and may escort to and from meals, and assumes responsibility for sequestration when mandated.
- Performs related duties as required.
Graduation from a recognized school of law. Must pass job related tests.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Superior Court procedures
- laws of the State of Washington
- on-line legal research resources
- exercise good judgment as to when to act independently and when to refer situations to higher authority
- perform legal research, and analyze and apply legal principles and precedents to legal problems
- communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- follow verbal and written instructions
- maintain required records and prepare clear, concise written reports
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with jurors, attorneys, associates, other county employees, and the general public
- effectively and efficiently navigate numerous computer applications and systems
- demonstrate flexibility by providing on-call law clerk coverage for other members of the bench as the need arises
- demonstrate strong organizational skills including consistently handling multiple matters at any one time
Research work is performed with a wide degree of latitude for exercise of good judgment, accuracy, and timely completion. General supervision is provided by respective Superior Court Judge.
The work is performed in the usual office environment and courtroom
Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.