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Position LAW CLERK (LC)
Job Reference NumberV/NO.16/2023
Number of Posts Two (2)
Terms of Service Three (3) year Contract renewable ; Subject to satisfactory performance; Consolidated Gross Salary Scale : Kshs. 180,000 – 324,000 p.m.
Work Station NAIROBI
Date registered09-Jul-2023
Opening Date of Advert7-Jul-2023
Closing Date of Advert20-Jul-2023
-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 added advantage;
- vi. Proficiency in Computer applications;
- vii. Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
- viii. Met the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.
- Experience:
- 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:
- ix. Oral & Written Communication Skills
- x. Excellent Conceptual & Analytical Skills
- ii. Interpersonal Skills
- iii. Report Writing Skills
- iv. Research Skills
- v. High attention to detail
- vi. Sound independent judgement
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: -
- 1. Filling an Online Application Employment Form available at the Judiciary jobs portal: https:www.jsc.go.ke_index.php_careers
- 2. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application: -
- a) A letter of application;
- b) A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any), community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity (if any), past and present and legal professional engagement;
- c) Names of three (3) professional references and two (2) character references who can verify and comment about the applicant’s past and present employment or engagement;
- d) Copies of admission certificate to the roll of advocates, testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts;
- e) Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph; and
- f) Five (5) samples of any professional writings, including but not limited to judgments, advocacy submissions in courts, scholarly writings or any legal publications that the applicant has authored.
- Shortlisted 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 20TH JULY 2023 AT 5.00PM
- 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.
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