The Delaware County Juvenile Court is seeking to hire a part-time/intermittent Law Clerk for a summer position consisting of approximately 30-40 hours per week during the law school summer break with the potential of continuing the position for a limited number of hours each week during the fall and spring semesters. This position is responsible for assisting the Judge and Magistrates in performing the functions of the Probate and Juvenile Divisions of the Common Pleas Court. Qualifications for this position are as follows:
Must be currently enrolled as a first or second year law student;
Knowledge of local court rules, Rules of Evidence, Rules for Superintendence of the Courts, the Ohio Revised Code, Administrative Code, Rules of Juvenile, Civil and Criminal Procedure, Federal rules and regulations, etc;
Ability to analyze cases law affecting cases and legal issues pending before the Court;
Ability to evaluate cases according to the facts and applicable law;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Superior ability to perform legal research;
Superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with clients and customers with widely varied levels of education and competence and individuals who may be upset, distraught, irate, emotionally or mentally or otherwise unable to function within reasonable range of constructive behaviors;
Demonstrated integrity, reliability and the ability to maintain confidentiality;
Ability to operate database systems, create spreadsheets and use word processing programs; and
Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License, have an acceptable driving record and no criminal record.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Conducting legal research, analyzing case law, reviewing rules of procedure, and researching legal issues;
Preparing various court documents and drafting court decisions;
Assisting with special projects as assigned by the Judge or Magistrates.