State Clerkship in PA – open to May grads! Application details below.

Chambersburg, PA – Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Jeremiah Zook – 39th Judicial District of PA

AkronLawJobs No. 9939 Overview: Judge Jeremiah D. Zook of the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the position of a judicial law clerk. This is a minimum one (1) year appointment, beginning in August 2019. The Court sits primarily in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, with obligations to Fulton County, Pennsylvania, as a combined judicial district.

The overall objective of the job: To assist the Courts of Franklin County by conducting legal research and drafting opinions, memorandums and correspondence; and to assist with other professional legal duties.

Duties: Researches, interprets and applies laws, court decisions and other legal authorities in preparation of written judicial opinions and legal memoranda. Reviews and screens court documents presented to the judge, and assists in solving problems regarding cases and issues before the court. Assists Judges with legal correspondence. Interprets new legal rulings and procedures. Interacts with other internal departments and attorneys frequently in carrying out work duties. Attends pre-trial conferences as required. Takes notes during hearings before the courts. Attends seminars, training, and meetings as required. Assists in answering the phone or other clerical department duties as required. Performs other job-related duties as required.

Qualifications: JD or a 3L in anticipation of a Spring 2019 graduation. If a 3L you should plan on sitting for the summer 2019 state bar exam.

Salary: Starting salary of $46,543. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, plus paid time off. Work 37.5 hours per week. Law Clerks may be subject to irregular hours of work as required by the Court, i.e., proceedings beyond normal working hours, imminent decision deadlines, etc.

How to Apply:  Send your resume, a writing sample, list of references with contact information, and law school transcripts to: Ms. Tammy Duncan – Judicial Assistant; Chambers of the Honorable Jeremiah D. Zook; Franklin County Court of Common Pleas; 157 Lincoln Way East; Chambersburg, PA 17201.
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Deadline:  March 8, 2019