Closing Date: 19th July, 2024

Description:

A Government Entity is nationally recognized as a model statewide public defender system with an exceptional training and education program. Our defense teams ensure the criminal justice process is fair, results are just, and individual liberties are protected.

We are hiring a Law Clerk to assist the criminal defense team in the Glasgow Trial Office.

A Government Entity looks for individuals who have demonstrated a desire to help the most vulnerable in their communities. The ideal candidate recently completed all coursework at an ABA accredited law school to receive a JD degree and plans to take the next available bar exam or has recently received their license to practice law. This individual exhibits exceptional planning and organizational skills, is self-directed and comfortable working with their defense team which includes attorneys, investigators, alternative sentencing workers and office administrative staff. We seek to hire persons who understand it is a privilege to represent our clients and we do so on behalf of the people of Kentucky.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Clerks assist attorneys representing defendants by providing support such as legal research and writing,
  • Interviews clients and other duties as required.
  • Duties are performed primarily in both office and courtroom settings.
  • Travel is required.

Minimum Requirements:
Education: Completion of twenty-four semester hours at an American Bar Association accredited law school.

Experience, Training, or Skills: None

Substitute Education for Experience: None

Substitute Experience for Education: None

Special Requirements (Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.): None

Working Conditions
Incumbents working in this job title primarily perform duties in an office setting. Minimal travel may be required.

Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 12 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Lauren Bieger at lauren.bieger@ky.gov or 833-254-2467.