Essential Functions: The Law Clerk provides legal support to the Judge. The Law Clerk conducts legal research, reviews motions, reviews court files, drafts memoranda, and revises work product. Responds to research questions on a case-by-case basis and provides recent and up to date information to the judge.  Delivers and triages the chamber?s work prior to sending to the Judge.  Attends court proceedings, as requested by the Judge.  The Law Clerk will perform various duties based on the level of the court: District Court, Circuit Court, Appellate Court of Maryland, and Supreme Court of Maryland.

Education: Has obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

Preferred: Prior legal writing experience.

Notes: Upon application you may be requested to furnish writing samples, unofficial or official transcripts, and three (3) references.

Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of laws, rules, court procedures and the progression of case from original charge through trial, sentencing, modification, and violation of probation stages.  Knowledge of general office work such as filing and recording information.  Knowledge of computer hardware and software.  Excellent organizational and time management skills.  Ability to perform legal research.  Ability to read and understand law-related materials.  Ability to compose orders and memoranda.  Ability to apply policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and laws as required.  Ability to perform all essential functions of this position.