Closing Date: 26th May, 2024


Position Overview:
This position is located in the Clerk's Office, Operations Division, and reports directly to the Chief Deputy Clerk. The incumbent provides legal guidance and direction for the procedural management of the Court's caseload. The Clerk's Office supports the A Government Entity, which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drafts Clerk's procedural orders which facilitate case management.
  • Conducts the initial screening of cases.
  • Conducts legal research and drafts memoranda to the court on jurisdictional and other legal issues.
  • Provides legal memoranda and procedural information to the court in emergency matters.
  • Responds to inquiries from litigants and attorneys.
  • Reviews filings for compliance and provides procedural and docketing directions to case managers.

Qualification Requirements:
Applicants must have a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Admission to practice before the highest court of a state or commonwealth of the United States is required for appointments at CL 29. Up to two years of progressively responsible specialized experience in the practice of law, legal research, legal administration, or equivalent experience, gained after graduation from law school, is required. A successful candidate must possess the following particular skills and abilities: knowledge of appellate practice and procedure; ability to analyze complex legal questions and provide proposed solutions; strong written and oral communication skills; the ability to work quickly and accurately, and to prioritize among competing demands.