Law Clerk

Commonwealth of Kentucky, Columbia, KY 42728, Openings : 1,
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Job Description : Advertisement Closes 4/9/2024 (8:00 PM EDT) 24-02106 Law Clerk Pay Grade 14 Salary $50,004.00 Annually Employment Type EXECUTIVE BRANCH | FULL TIME | ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY | 18A | 37.5 HR/WK Click here for more details on state employment. Hiring Agency Justice &amp Public Safety Cabinet | Department of Public Advocacy Location 111 Jamestown St
Columbia, KY 42728 USA
Description The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) is nationally recognized as a model statewide public defender system with an exceptional training and education program. Our defense teams ensure the criminal justice process is fair, results are just, and individual liberties are protected.

We are hiring a Law Clerk to assist the criminal defense team in the Madisonville Trial Office.

Kentucky DPA looks for individuals who have demonstrated a desire to help the most vulnerable in their communities. The ideal candidate recently completed all coursework at an ABA accredited law school to receive a JD degree and plans to take the next available bar exam or has recently received their license to practice law. This individual exhibits exceptional planning/organizational skills, is self-directed, and is comfortable working with their defense team which includes attorneys, investigators, alternative sentencing workers, and office administrative staff. We seek to hire persons who understand it is a privilege to represent our clients, and we do so on behalf of the people of Kentucky.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assist attorneys representing defendants by providing support such as legal research and writing
  • Interview clients
  • Other duties as required
Minimum Requirements EDUCATION: Completion of twenty-four semester hours at an American Bar Association accredited law school.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: NONE

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: NONE

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): NONE
Working Conditions Incumbents working in this job title primarily perform duties in an office setting. Minimal travel may be required. Probationary Period This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 12 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111. If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Samantha Costello at samantha.costello@ky.gov or 502-782-2613. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D
Last Date For Apply: 2024-07-04 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here