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Position LAW CLERK (LC)
Job Reference Number/No.5/2024
Number of Posts Six (6)
Terms of Service Three (3) year Renewable Contract Subject to satisfactorily performance
Work Station Supreme Court Kenya, Nairobi.
Date registered28-Mar-2024
Opening Date of Advert28-Mar-2024
Closing Date of Advert17-Apr-2024
-For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: -
- i.Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University.
- ii.A Post Graduate Diploma in Law.
- iii.Be an Advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate.
- iv.Membership to Law Society of Kenya.
- v.A Senior Management Course or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
- vi.Proficiency in Computer applications.
- vii.Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
- viii.Met the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.
- Served as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at-least six (6) years standing or six (6) years of extensive legal research in a relevant legal field.
- Job Core Competencies:
- i.Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- ii.Leadership & good interpersonal skills;
- iii.Professional and technical competence;
- iv.Confidentiality, high Integrity, attention to details and accuracy; v.Analytical & conceptual skills; and
- vi.Organizational, planning skills and results-oriented.
Duties and Responsibilities
-i.Analyzing pleadings and appreciating their tenor and effect;
- ii.Examining the detailed content of the facts and decisions of the Courts;
- iii.Taking stock of the full tenor and effect of the submissions made in the Courts;
- iv.Collecting and collating all relevant authorities emanating from counsel and, any other relevant material;
- v.Conducting extensive legal research and writing for the respective Judges and Judicial officers;
- vi.Drafting bench memoranda and well-researched opinions on various legal and factual issues; and
- vii.Preparing pre-trial and post-trial media summaries.
Important Information
-Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by: Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC jobs portal: https:_www.jsc.go.ke_index.php_careers
- 1.Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application-
- i.A letter of application.
- ii.A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any).
- iii.Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referee and one (1) character reference.
- iv.Copies of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents.
- v.Copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts.
- vi.Copy of admission certificate to the roll of advocates, testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts;
- vii.Applicant’s recent coloured passport photograph;
- viii.Five (5) samples of any professional writings, including but not limited to Judgments, advocacy submission in court, scholarly writings, or any legal publications that the applicant has authored.
- Appointed candidates will be required to submit valid copies of clearance certificates from the following bodies.
- •Kenya Revenue Authority
- •Higher Education Loans Board
- •Directorate of Criminal Investigation
- •Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
- •A recognized Credit Reference Bureau; and
- •Clearance from relevant professional body.
- Applicants MUST take note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application and the same will be verified by relevant bodies.
- The application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 17TH APRIL 2024 AT 5.00 P.M.
- Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
- The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates. Candidates from special interests groups are encouraged to apply.
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