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Top 50 Judicial Law Clerk Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Judicial Law Clerk. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Judicial Law Clerk resumes they appeared on. For example, 10.9% of Judicial Law Clerk resumes contained Family Law as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Judicial Law Clerk actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Judicial Law Clerk:

1. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Draft court orders on motions for Special Immigration Juvenile Status as well as criminal, civil, and family law.
  • Conducted legal research regarding criminal, civil, family law, orphans' court, and adoption issues.
  • Drafted legal memorandums and briefs on various aspects of civil procedure, civil law, and family law.
  • Supported 3 district court judges in business, family law, involuntary commitments, and criminal cases.
  • Observed district court proceedings at all stages of civil, criminal, and family law matters.
  • Researched criminal, civil and family law issues and drafted appellate opinions and orders of court.
  • Performed general law clerk duties for family law judge including drafting legal memorandum and opinions.
  • Researched and drafted orders for judges in civil, criminal and family law cases.
  • Conducted legal research and composed other memorandums of law regarding family law issues.
  • Worked with the Judge closely in reviewing wide-ranging and complex family law issues.
  • Gained valuable experience while benefiting from both his criminal and family law assignments.
  • Served as a member of the Local Family Law Advisory Committee.
  • Researched and drafted opinions for family law and probate cases.
  • Summarized civil, criminal, and family law cases.
  • Performed research on various issues of family law.
  • Researched and composed memoranda on Family Law and Juvenile matters.
  • Prepared bench memoranda and drafted opinions and orders on administrative, civil, criminal, and family law matters.
  • Conducted research for and drafted memoranda on probate and family law issues, including issues of first impression.
  • Conducted legal research on issues including family law and various civil litigation matters.
  • Drafted legal memoranda regarding contract disputes & family law issues Reviewed case documents and prepared synopsis for judge's review

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2. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Draft orders for routine matters, motions taken under advisement after court hearings, and other matters as assigned.
  • Attended landlord-tenant proceedings including court hearings, mediation sessions, site visits and hearings before a magistrate.
  • Observed and assisted the judge from the bench during jury trials and a variety of court hearings.
  • Reviewed briefs and motions in preparation for courtroom proceedings and attended court hearings and trials.
  • Attended court hearings, met in chambers with judges, reviewed facts and law.
  • Managed Judge's documents and memorandums with regards to Court hearings.
  • Attend court hearings and prepare draft oral rulings as assigned.
  • Attend court hearings and prepare computerized Minutes of Proceedings.
  • Attended court hearings, trials, and conferences.
  • Participated in court hearings and conferences.
  • Assisted judge during court hearings.
  • Attended daily court hearings involving juvenile, child protection, adult criminal,civil and civil commitment proceedings.
  • Attended court hearings, briefed judge on cases, prepared notes and court documents, discussed cases and outcomes
  • Prepared Judge Biggs for oral argument as well as attend all court hearings.
  • Prepare draft opinions/orders and pre-hearing briefs, attend court hearings and record minutes.

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3. Judicial Opinions

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Here's how Judicial Opinions is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Researched, analyzed and wrote dispositions or motions and judicial opinions on matters related to corporate litigation and commercial/residential mortgage foreclosures.
  • Authored judicial opinions in addition to preparing the daily docket and conducting significant legal research.
  • Drafted and edited judicial opinions, reviewed all orders for statutory and procedural compliance.
  • Collaborated with co-clerk to implement in-chamber editorial review process for judicial opinions.
  • Researched and drafted administrative judicial opinions, drafted interrogatories and document requests.
  • Drafted briefs, memorandums, and legal documents that served as the basis for judicial opinions and orders.
  • Assisted with the processing of motions, conducted legal research and assisted with drafting judicial opinions.
  • Drafted court orders, judicial opinions, and legal memos for the Judge s review.
  • Drafted judicial opinions, orders, judgments, and jury instructions.
  • Drafted judicial opinions pertaining to state and local tax appeals.
  • Draft 35 judicial opinions of varying length on same issues.
  • Drafted and proofread judicial opinions, decisions, and citations.
  • Draft judicial opinions and orders on civil and criminal cases.
  • Assisted in the drafting of judicial opinions.
  • Drafted judicial opinions and legal memoranda on various subject matters, including the jurisdiction of the Court of Claims,.
  • Conducted research and drafted judicial opinions, orders, and memoranda for civil and criminal cases.
  • Drafted judicial opinions and legal memoranda for a range of civil law matters and motions.
  • Drafted and finalized the Judicial Opinions regarding all of the Civil Division, Special
  • Draft legal memoranda, orders, and judicial opinions.
  • Generated judicial opinions, memoranda and orders for signature by each judge by leveraging superior research and analytical abilities.

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6. Bench Memos

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Here's how Bench Memos is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Assisted the Judge in drafting bench memos and case opinions on various land use/municipal, election and State agency appeals.
  • Prepared confirmation calendar, relief from stay motions, conducted legal research, prepared bench memos, and verified citations.
  • Draft opinions for the court as well as bench memos, jury instructions, and journal entries.
  • Conducted extensive legal research, reviewed filings, prepared bench memos, drafted orders and opinions.
  • Prepared weekly bench memos analyzing application of case law to matters before the court.
  • Drafted court orders and advisory bench memos in civil and criminal cases.
  • Prepared bench memos for each day s general docket of cases.
  • Prepare bench memos for Judge in preparation for hearings.
  • Draft bench memos, orders, and opinions.
  • Prepared bench memos on various legal issues.
  • Prepared bench memos and engaged in legal research regarding evidentiary issues during the course of trial.

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7. Oral Arguments

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Here's how Oral Arguments is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Attended court proceedings to witness oral arguments and record necessary case information.
  • Drafted judicial opinions, researched and advised Judge on legal issues, and assisted in preparing for oral arguments.
  • Researched and drafted judicial opinions on criminal and civil appeals, and prepared judge for oral arguments.
  • Attend civil and criminal hearings, trials, oral arguments, arraignments, and jury selections.
  • Managed motions calendar and cases, attended oral arguments, conferences, hearings and trials.
  • Attend hearings and oral arguments to aid in determining the outcome of an issue.
  • Read parties' appellate statements and briefs in preparation for oral arguments.
  • Attended hearings, trials and oral arguments as requested by court judges.
  • Assisted in preparation for oral arguments, hearings, and trial proceedings.
  • Briefed judge, observed oral arguments, and assisted with discovery conferences.
  • Attend court sessions to hear oral arguments or record necessary case information.
  • Assisted judges in preparation for oral arguments and dissenting opinions.
  • Attend oral arguments in courtroom proceedings and pretrial conferences.
  • Attended oral arguments on a regular basis.
  • Reviewed and researched briefs; drafted bench memoranda; observed and discussed oral arguments; and prepared draft opinions.
  • Researched and drafted bench memoranda - Drafted and cite checked appellate opinions - Marshaled oral arguments
  • Researched and wrote bench memoranda in preparation for and in response to oral arguments.
  • Attend court sessions to hear oral arguments Confer with judges concerning legal questions.
  • Assisted Judge at trials, pre-trial conferences, and oral arguments.
  • Assist judge as courtroom bailiff during oral arguments, evidentiary hearings, settlement conferences, pre-trial proceedings, and trials.

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8. Jury Instructions

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Here's how Jury Instructions is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Prepared jury instructions and interrogatories.
  • Drafted original court orders, jury instructions, and verdict forms in complex civil cases and criminal jury trials.
  • Prepared jury instructions and assisted the Judge with all aspects of court and jury trials.
  • Attend court proceedings in criminal and civil matters, and prepare jury instructions.
  • Draft judgments, orders, and jury instructions for criminal and civil trials.
  • Assisted Judge Ray in reviewing and evaluating motions and editing jury instructions.
  • Drafted orders, judgments, divorce decrees, and jury instructions.
  • Prepared jury instructions (and related documents) for trials.
  • Prepared and presented jury instructions for a current case.
  • Prepared jury instructions for civil and criminal trials.
  • Drafted and edited jury instructions.
  • Prepared draft decisions, legal memoranda and proposed jury instructions.
  • Compiled voir dire questions, jury instructions, and verdict sheets for criminal and civil jury trials
  • Prepared the judge for felony trials by compiling voir dire and jury instructions.
  • Research and draft legal memoranda, orders, opinions and jury instructions.
  • Prepared voir dire and jury instructions for all jury trials.
  • Drafted voir dire, jury instructions, and verdict forms.
  • Drafted orders, bench memoranda, and jury instructions.
  • Researched all evidentiary issues for trials, prepared model jury instructions, scheduled and maintained Judge's motion list.
  • Researched civil and criminal law issues Drafted rulings, orders, and jury instructions Coordinated and managed the trial calendar

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9. Pre-Trial Motions

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Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Participated in all stages of trial, including: drafting pre-trial motions, jury instructions, and final orders.
  • Researched and drafted opinions on legal issues, including pre-trial motions, sentence imposition and post- conviction relief.
  • Assisted with trials, including evaluating pre-trial motions, jury instructions and objections.
  • Researched and composed opinions for pre-trial motions regarding a variety of criminal issues.
  • Drafted numerous pre-trial motions, briefs, and summarized cases for judges.
  • Scheduled pre-trial motions, settlement conferences, automobile arbitrations, friendly hearings, proof hearings, and trials.
  • Reviewed pre-trial motions, prepared legal briefs, and submitted legal memoranda for review by the judge.
  • Analyzed evidence to provide recommendations on the granting or denial of pre-trial motions and expungements.

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10. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Communicated recommendations to the Judge on virtually all matters of civil litigation.
  • Research a variety of substantive and procedural civil litigation issues.
  • Conducted legal research for complex civil litigation.
  • Mediated family and civil litigation cases.
  • Assist judges with complex civil litigation, constitutional cases, contract cases, criminal matters, foreclosures, and post-convictions.
  • Researched and drafted opinions for cases on the Complex Civil Litigation Docket which involved cases valued over one million dollars.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted pleadings on issues concerning foreclosure, family law, and civil litigation matters.
  • Observed court proceedings presided over by Judge Rodriguez in the family, civil litigation and foreclosure divisions.
  • Assisted in the management of a complex civil litigation docket.
  • Assisted the public in understanding the civil litigation process.
  • Dedicated to the court's civil litigation caseload.
  • Conducted legal research and wrote and edited judicial opinions, memoranda and orders regarding diverse civil litigation matters.
  • Draft legal memoranda and written opinions for Presiding Judge of Chancery Division concerning matters of civil litigation.
  • Researched and prepared judicial opinions and bench memoranda in all areas of civil litigation.
  • Conducted legal research on issues including criminal litigation with occasional civil litigation matters.
  • Drafted orders for Judge Welch in complex civil litigation cases, including medical malpractice and business contracts

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11. Deposition Summaries

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12. Small Claims Cases

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Here's how Small Claims Cases is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Participated as a certified mediator for small claims cases in the Special Civil Part.
  • Mediated Alaska District Court small claims cases and performed marriage ceremonies.
  • Trained and certified to mediate small claims cases in New Jersey.
  • Settled over fifty Landlord-Tenant and Small Claims cases in mediation.
  • Mediated small claims cases and performed legal research.
  • Mediate special civil and small claims cases.
  • Mediated Landlord -Tenant and Small Claims cases.
  • Conducted about 20 mediations biweekly for landlord/tenant and small claims cases.
  • Arbitrated, negotiated, and settled highest percentage of vicinage small claims cases.

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14. Post-Conviction Relief

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Here's how Post-Conviction Relief is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Drafted responses to all post-conviction relief applications.
  • Drafted judicial orders, notices, and rulings regarding Petitions for Post-Conviction Relief and matters taken under advisement.
  • Manage criminal calendar caseload for more than 10 judges and draft orders pertaining to motions for post-conviction relief.
  • Researched questions of law and issues of first impression presented by direct appeals and post-conviction relief petitions.
  • Research and briefing for Post-conviction Relief Act Cases (PCRA's).
  • Performed expansive legal research and prepared numerous memoranda including recommendations for criminal motions, sentencing and post-conviction relief applications.
  • Drafted advisory memoranda for pretrial motions and post-conviction relief petitions.
  • Drafted civil and criminal jury charges, orders for post-conviction relief, reasons for judgment, and bench memoranda.
  • Screen and address pro se habeas corpus, Post-Conviction Relief and similar filings.
  • Draft bench memoranda for various criminal motions (to suppress evidence, for post-conviction relief, Miranda violations, etc.

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16. Honorable Judge

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Here's how Honorable Judge is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Conduct legal research and writing as a pool for the honorable judges of the Superior Court of Connecticut.
  • Worked directly under Honorable Judge Joel M. Pressman and staff attorney Ken Jensen.
  • Served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Judges Ramona Emanuel (Criminal) and Karelia R. Stewart (Civil).
  • Clerked for the Honorable Judge Ralph E. Tyson in all aspects of pre-trial and trial disposition.
  • Served as law clerk for Honorable Judge Aundria D. Foster and Honorable Timothy Fisher.
  • Reviewed, researched, and wrote memorandums for the Honorable Judge J. Halm.
  • Clerked for the Honorable Judge Tatiana Salvador in Duval County in felony court.

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17. Settlement Agreements

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Here's how Settlement Agreements is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Reviewed property settlement agreements and contracts.
  • Mediated small claims disputes for court and drafted subsequent settlement agreements and consent judgments.

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18. Child Support

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Here's how Child Support is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Drafted motion summaries with recommendations and orders for family matters including modifications of child support and alimony
  • Initiated mediation sessions in cases involving child support and visitation by conducting consent conferences.
  • Calculated interim and permanent alimony and child support obligations.
  • Researched current case law pertaining to alimony, child support, modification of settlement agreements and venue issues.
  • Researched custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support and other issues relating to family law.
  • Advised judges on pretrial motions, including child support allocations, visitation, and suppression of evidence.
  • Review custody and child support applications, research legal issues and draft summaries of applications.
  • Analyzed alimony and child support modification, custody and parenting-time, and restraining order issues.
  • Mediated cases involving equitable distribution, alimony, child support, and parenting time.
  • Drafted and prepared Orders related to child support, child custody and spousal support.
  • Produced written recommendations and conducted research for the Child Support Court Master.
  • Observed judicial court proceedings and conducted legal research regarding child support.
  • Calculate child support according to the child support guidelines.
  • Used SASI to calculate child support guidelines.
  • Mediated custody and child support cases.
  • Calculated child support obligations utilizing NJKids, software used to determine child support pursuant to state guidelines.
  • Prepared final orders for divorce, custody modification, legitimation, adoption, and child support cases.
  • Determined child support obligations and arrearages under the Child Support Guidelines.

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19. Pro SE Litigants

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Here's how Pro SE Litigants is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Communicated with attorneys and pro se litigants
  • Managed weekly civil motions docket for Judge Henry E. Hudson and served as his liaison to attorneys and pro se litigants.
  • Communicated with various attorneys and pro se litigants to arrange initial hearings on Orders to Show Cause with Interim Restraints.
  • Aided pro se litigants in bringing matters before the court by providing assistance regarding court and legal procedure.
  • Communicated with attorneys and pro se litigants regarding procedural and legal aspects of cases.
  • Assisted pro se litigants with motion procedure regarding visitation rights and child support.
  • Work with courthouse staff in assisting attorneys and pro se litigants with scheduling.
  • Supervised and coordinated outside counsel and pro se litigants as the main point-of-contact.
  • Scheduled motion calendar and coordinated requests from attorneys and pro se litigants.
  • Direct attorneys and pro se litigants on court procedures and deadlines.
  • Resolved problems and questions that counsel and/or pro se litigants encountered.
  • Reviewed briefs and certifications submitted by counsel and Pro Se litigants.
  • Interact with attorneys and pro se litigants on a daily basis.
  • Interacted with attorneys and pro se litigants to facilitate trial process.
  • Assisted pro se litigants and attorneys on Virginia procedural matters.
  • Responded to inquiries of attorneys and pro se litigants.
  • Assisted pro se litigants with the court process.
  • Drafted court orders for pro se litigants.
  • Interacted with pro se litigants.
  • Screened pro se litigants seeking Orders to Show Cause.

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Assisted in judicial decisions by researching juvenile justice, child custody, and domestic violence issues and recommending appropriate legal determinations.
  • Participate in Family Non-Dissolution, Domestic Violence and Family Violence matters.
  • Researched legal issues relating to paternity, child and spousal support, custody, visitation, and domestic violence matters.
  • Witnessed various types of court proceedings in the areas of family law, criminal law, and domestic violence.
  • Drafted motions for revision and reconsideration, domestic violence contempt motions, and responses and replies.
  • Prepared PowerPoint on Domestic Violence laws in Maryland for U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Attended meetings on issues such as housing laws and domestic violence prevention.
  • Scheduled hearings for domestic merits and domestic violence cases.
  • Calculated child support for domestic violence cases.
  • Prepare opinions for Orders to Show Cause involving the matrimonial, non-dissolution and domestic violence court dockets.
  • Commenced the implementation of a Domestic Violence Court in Lackawanna County.

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22. Habeas Corpus

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Here's how Habeas Corpus is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Reviewed and analyzed habeas corpus petitions and served as point-person for all prisoner litigation.
  • Assigned to habeas corpus, criminal and civil law and motion, and administrative mandamus dockets.
  • Draft habeas corpus orders from testimony, evidence, and briefs within thirty days of hearings.
  • Worked extensively on a habeas corpus death penalty matter referred from the Virginia Supreme Court.
  • Travel within the circuit to attend trials and all habeas corpus hearings.
  • Drafted post-conviction, attorney grievance, and habeas corpus opinions.
  • Analyzed pleadings and motions, such as writs of habeas corpus and motions in limine.
  • Drafted memoranda of law for post-conviction petitions and habeas corpus relief.
  • Drafted opinions in response to post-conviction, habeas corpus and coram nobis petitions.

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24. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Completed clerical work and assisted in trial preparation to complete time-sensitive tasks.
  • Involved with research and drafted opinions as well as assisted with trial preparation and evidentiary rulings.

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25. Procedural Requirements

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Here's how Procedural Requirements is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Attended court sessions to hear oral arguments and record case information while communicating with counsel regarding case management or procedural requirements.
  • Communicated with counsel regarding case management and procedural requirements to ensure compliance with the Local Rules.
  • Partnered with court personnel regarding case management and procedural requirements.
  • Communicated with counsel regarding case management and procedural requirements.
  • Engaged counsel regarding case management and procedural requirements.
  • Provide vital interaction with counsel, litigants, and the public regarding case management and procedural requirements.
  • Correspond with counsel, court officials, and litigants regarding procedural requirements.

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26. Civil Rights

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Here's how Civil Rights is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Subject matter included breach of contract, intellectual property, employment, class action, civil rights, and criminal law.
  • Drafted judicial opinions and reports and recommendations, with a particular focus on pretrial discovery issues and civil rights litigation.
  • Conducted research in a number of areas, including prisoner litigation, civil rights actions, and habeas corpus.
  • Draft Reports & Recommendations for District Judges concerning habeas corpus petitions and civil rights cases.

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27. Administrative Law

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Here's how Administrative Law is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Performed legal research and writing of published and unpublished civil and administrative law opinions.
  • Reviewed and analyzed decisions from administrative law proceedings.
  • Analyzed legal issues in 40+ cases in areas of criminal, civil, family, and administrative law.
  • Aided 12 Administrative Law Judges in conducting State agency hearings and appeals of state law violations.
  • Reviewed and summarized hearing transcripts to assist administrative law judge in drafting of opinion.
  • Draft Opinions for Criminal, Family, Municipal, and Administrative law matters.
  • Assisted Administrative Law Judge Marcy Louza in processing federal employment discrimination claims.
  • Performed extensive legal research on various labor law issues, prepared legal memoranda for NLRB administrative law judges.
  • Prepared bench memoranda for administrative law judges for cases pending before the commission.

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28. Medical Malpractice

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Here's how Medical Malpractice is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Assigned to civil docket, which included breach of contract, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases.
  • Assisted the judge throughout trials, including a complex medical malpractice trial.
  • Performed legal research and analysis regarding criminal cases, Attorney Grievance matters and an ongoing medical malpractice case involving Thimerosal.
  • Researched and compiled quantum evaluations involving personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

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29. Personal Injury Cases

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30. Evidentiary Hearings

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  • Analyze and evaluate arguments and evidence in preparation for trial and evidentiary hearings.
  • Participated at evidentiary hearings and drafted final bench decisions.
  • Verify information provided by counsel and/or arising out of argument on motion hearings, evidentiary hearings and trials.
  • Observed court proceedings including motion hearings, evidentiary hearings, court and jury trials.
  • Assisted the Court during oral argument and evidentiary hearings.
  • Attended chambers conferences, pre-trial motions hearings, evidentiary hearings and negotiations.

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31. Justices

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Here's how Justices is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Communicated orally and in writing with Third Judicial Department Justices concerning case issues and author recommendations.
  • Drafted judicial decisions involving constitutional rights and international issues; presented cases before various Justices.
  • Served on a team of Judicial Clerks for the justices of the Colorado Supreme Court, assigned to the Chief Justice.
  • Worked closely and extensively with the Justices to discuss cases and assist with reaching a resolution of issues on appeal.
  • Performed a variety of research and writing duties for the justices of the Rhode Island Superior Courts.
  • Conducted legal research and wrote draft decisions for Associate Justices of the Rhode Island Superior Court
  • Prepared mass mailing to Law Schools for recruitment of law clerks for Supreme Court Justices.
  • Researched and drafted legal recommendations for the Justices of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Served as sole law clerk to the justices of the Business and Consumer Court.
  • Worked extensively with Justices on trials, hearings and motion sessions.
  • Drafted decisions and assisted Justices during trial and motion sessions.
  • Assisted Justices in all phases of civil and criminal litigation.
  • Researched and drafted findings and orders for the Justices.
  • Manage and support Justices during oral arguments.
  • Flagged statutorily noncompliant Termination of Parental Rights, Permanent Guardianship, and Adoption petitions on behalf of the justices.
  • Researched and wrote legal memoranda for justices of the Superior Court.
  • Attended hearings, trials and mediations at the Justices' request.

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Here's how Employment Discrimination is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Draft orders and reports and recommendations in cases involving employment discrimination, consumer protection statutes, and social security appeals.
  • Researched and drafted an order regarding a motion to dismiss in an employment discrimination case.

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Here's how Voir Dire is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Prepared jury instructions for the judge during voir dire, before opening statements, and to begin deliberation.
  • Assisted with more than 100 criminal jury trials, including jury voir dire and sworn witness testimony.
  • Observed 19 civil/criminal trials to verdict, including voir dire, motion, and instruction conferences.
  • Conducted voir dire for over 60 civil jury trials and ruled on strikes for cause.
  • Drafted legal recommendations for judicial opinions, and compiled jury charges and voir dire questions.
  • Advise in ruling on voir dire, preliminary motions and objections raised at trial.
  • Assist in jury trials by preparing voir dire and jury instructions.
  • Managed and monitored juries from voir dire through conclusion of trial.
  • Attended summary judgment hearings, voir dire, and civil trials.
  • Authored jury voir dire, jury instructions, jury interrogatories, and the judge s sentencing and rearraingment scripts.
  • Deliver pre-trial preparation of voir dire, jury instructions and relevant documents.

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34. Bench Memorandum

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Here's how Bench Memorandum is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Drafted opinions as well as bench memorandums including conclusions and recommendations.
  • Drafted documents, including legal opinions and bench memorandums, reviewed public records in preparation for legal opinions and bench memorandums.
  • Conducted legal research, read and analyzed legal briefs and drafted bench memorandums on various criminal and civil matters.
  • Prepared opinions, legal briefs, bench memorandums, court orders, jury charges and other legal manuscripts.
  • Reviewed motions on active case files, conducted legal research and drafted court orders and bench memorandum.
  • Performed legal research and drafted bench memorandum for Judge's review in preparation for courtroom motion hearing.
  • Drafted judicial opinions for the Judge's signature and bench memorandums synthesizing relevant precedent.
  • Drafted and prepared judicial bench memorandum and briefs for Criminal and Special Civil cases.
  • Researched and wrote bench memorandums each week for a panel of judges.
  • Conduct research and write bench memorandums for Judge's review.
  • Prepared bench memorandums and orders.
  • Drafted judicial opinions and bench memorandums and prepared legal memoranda on court files prior to the hearing of a case.
  • Prepared all bench memorandums for Motions, Orders to Show Cause, and trials.

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35. Pending Cases

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Here's how Pending Cases is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Corresponded professionally with attorneys and pro se litigants regarding pending cases.
  • Drafted summaries with regard to jurisdictional and substantive matters for pending cases, as well as drafted and edited case opinions.
  • Researched issues regarding pending cases, and subsequently drafted decisions based on the applicable law and evidence presented.
  • Managed the Judge s civil docket of pending cases in order to ensure efficient case progression.
  • Review pending cases to verify proper notice and service to ensure the Court has jurisdiction.
  • Conducted settlement conferences, performed legal research, and provided analysis of pending cases.
  • Managed a docket of over 430 pending cases maintaining notes for each matter.
  • Consulted with judge on point of law, pending cases and decisions.
  • Research and analyze legal issues and provide legal memorandum for pending cases.
  • Participate in conferences with the judge regarding pending cases.
  • Investigated status of pending cases.

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37. Child Custody

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Here's how Child Custody is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Drafted orders and conclusions of law, and summary recommendations for child custody determinations, accurately predicting judge's decisions.

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38. Procedural Issues

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Here's how Procedural Issues is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Researched substantive and procedural issues pertaining to motions, civil litigation, and criminal litigation.
  • Corresponded with counsel regarding procedural issues.
  • Respond to attorney questions and requests including adjournments and procedural issues.
  • Advised the Court on local and administrative procedural issues.
  • Conferred with judge regarding legal questions and procedural issues.
  • Advised judge on evidentiary and procedural issues arising during trial.
  • Researched and drafted internal memoranda regarding evidentiary and procedural issues.

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39. Constitutional Law

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Here's how Constitutional Law is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Perform extensive research, analysis and writing often involving novel issues of Federal Constitutional law.
  • Advised Judge on constitutional law, criminal law, civil law, administrative law, and family law matters.
  • Researched and analyzed issues involving statutory construction, constitutional law, labor law, etc.
  • Assist Judge in teaching Constitutional Law to undergraduate students.
  • Researched federal, state, and constitutional law and prepared legal memoranda concerning various issues considered by the Eleventh Circuit.

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40. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Docket included Criminal, Litigation, Probate, Adult Guardianship, Real Estate issues, Tax Appeals, and other areas.
  • Conduct research and draft orders pertaining to a wide variety of real estate related legal matters.

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41. Administrative Appeals

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Here's how Administrative Appeals is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Reviewed district court and administrative appeals.
  • Research case law, statutory authority, and legislative history in civil, criminal, and administrative appeals.
  • Drafted opinions and orders pertaining to motions, District Court and Administrative Appeals, and Post Convictions.
  • Observe criminal and civil trials, motions hearings, and administrative appeals.
  • Conducted extensive research in online databases and drafted memoranda of decision for civil cases and administrative appeals.
  • Document production includes memoranda resolving dispositive motions, bench decisions, and published decisions for civil cases and administrative appeals.

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42. State Laws

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Here's how State Laws is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Conduct extensive research on federal and state laws, discovery disputes, and procedural matters.

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43. Criminal Issues

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Here's how Criminal Issues is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Drafted case briefs and jury instructions, met with judges and attorneys and performed legal research on civil and criminal issues.
  • Prepared written and oral reports advising Judge Williams on complex criminal issues and procedural processes.
  • Drafted judicial orders and opinions on various civil and criminal issues of law.
  • Worked on civil, family, and criminal issues extensively.
  • Researched civil and criminal issues and drafted court orders.
  • Researched civil and criminal issues presented on appeal.
  • Researched civil and criminal issues.
  • Researched civil and criminal issues and drafted bench memoranda, orders and opinions.
  • Drafted bench memoranda on various civil and criminal issues.
  • Drafted over 40 published appellate court opinions involving civil and criminal issues Reviewed and drafted administrative orders involving Anders motions
  • Researched and drafted legal memoranda on civil and criminal issues; reviewed files; drafted pre-trial memoranda and summary review sheets.

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44. Status Conferences

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Here's how Status Conferences is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Scheduled all trials, motion hearings, and status conferences.
  • Attend in-court proceedings and status conferences in chambers.
  • Participated in court settlement and status conferences on major multi-district litigation cases.
  • Prepared Judge for trials, motion hearings, status conferences, sentencings, habitual offender proceedings, and post-conviction relief hearings.
  • Attended court sessions (including pre-trial and status conferences) to hear oral arguments and record necessary case information.
  • Drafted memos compiling research and analysis of motions set for hearing Observed hearings, status conferences, and trials
  • Assisted District Court judges during jury trials, settlement conferences, and pre-trial status conferences.
  • Scheduled the Judge s civil pre-trials, in-house status conferences, and bench trials.
  • Participate in case management conferences, status conferences, and pre-trial conferences.
  • prepare the judge for trial, schedule status conferences & motion hearings, prepare pre-trial detention hearings, mediate disputes.

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45. Appellate Briefs

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Here's how Appellate Briefs is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Analyzed petitions for allowance of appeal, appellate briefs, and intermediate appellate opinions in preparing for disposition of discretionary appeals.
  • Reviewed appellate briefs, Research Division reports, and lower court records in cases assigned to case calls and motion dockets.
  • Analyzed appellate briefs and record, conducted in-depth research, and prepared bench briefs before oral argument.
  • Analyzed appellate briefs and certified records for unique issues of law.
  • Reviewed trial records and appellate briefs to draft judicial opinions.
  • Drafted legal memoranda outlining the status of the law on issues presented in appellate briefs.

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46. Contract Disputes

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Here's how Contract Disputes is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Prepared summaries on contract disputes, personal injuries, auto accidents, evictions, and small claims suits.

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47. Applicable Laws

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Here's how Applicable Laws is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Conduct research for applicable laws and regulations to Confirm or Revoke District Court s Judgement or Case Determinations.

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48. Judicial Reviews

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49. Erisa

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Here's how Erisa is used in Judicial Law Clerk jobs:
  • Drafted judicial opinions on issues including jurisdictional questions, employment discrimination, ERISA, and constitutional rights.
  • Drafted orders concerning civil RICO and ERISA litigation Handled criminal appeals cases when the judge sat by designation

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50. JSC

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20 Most Common Skills For A Judicial Law Clerk

Family Law

13.4%

Court Hearings

10.6%

Judicial Opinions

9.2%

Legal Documents

8.3%

Complex Legal Issues

8.1%

Bench Memos

7.9%

Oral Arguments

6.0%

Jury Instructions

5.9%

Pre-Trial Motions

5.0%

Civil Litigation

3.9%

Deposition Summaries

3.4%

Small Claims Cases

3.4%

Federal Courts

2.7%

Post-Conviction Relief

2.6%

Legal Opinions

1.9%

Honorable Judge

1.7%

Settlement Agreements

1.6%

Child Support

1.6%

Pro SE Litigants

1.6%

Legal Memorandum

1.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Judicial Law Clerk

Rank Skill
1 Family Law 10.9%
2 Court Hearings 8.6%
3 Judicial Opinions 7.5%
4 Legal Documents 6.8%
5 Complex Legal Issues 6.6%
6 Bench Memos 6.4%
7 Oral Arguments 4.9%
8 Jury Instructions 4.8%
9 Pre-Trial Motions 4.1%
10 Civil Litigation 3.2%
11 Deposition Summaries 2.8%
12 Small Claims Cases 2.7%
13 Federal Courts 2.2%
14 Post-Conviction Relief 2.1%
15 Legal Opinions 1.6%
16 Honorable Judge 1.4%
17 Settlement Agreements 1.3%
18 Child Support 1.3%
19 Pro SE Litigants 1.3%
20 Legal Memorandum 0.9%
21 Domestic Violence 0.8%
22 Habeas Corpus 0.8%
23 Legal Analysis 0.8%
24 Trial Preparation 0.8%
25 Procedural Requirements 0.8%
26 Civil Rights 0.8%
27 Administrative Law 0.8%
28 Medical Malpractice 0.8%
29 Personal Injury Cases 0.7%
30 Evidentiary Hearings 0.7%
31 Justices 0.7%
32 Employment Discrimination 0.7%
33 Voir Dire 0.7%
34 Bench Memorandum 0.7%
35 Pending Cases 0.6%
36 Employment Laws 0.6%
37 Child Custody 0.6%
38 Procedural Issues 0.6%
39 Constitutional Law 0.6%
40 Real Estate 0.6%
41 Administrative Appeals 0.5%
42 State Laws 0.5%
43 Criminal Issues 0.5%
44 Status Conferences 0.5%
45 Appellate Briefs 0.5%
46 Contract Disputes 0.5%
47 Applicable Laws 0.4%
48 Judicial Reviews 0.4%
49 Erisa 0.3%
50 JSC 0.3%
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