Judicial Law Clerks
On the Job
Judicial Law Clerks assist judges by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
- Confer with court staff to clarify information.
- Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.
- Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
- Maintain the order of legal documents.
- Prepare documentation of legal proceedings.
- Prepare legal documents.
- Record information from legal proceedings.
- Administer oaths to court participants.
- Coordinate legal schedules or activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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