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Courts Service Recruitment

The Courts Service recruits under licence from the Commission for Public Service Appointments and all recruitment competitions are organised in compliance with guidelines set down by that body.

These can be viewed on line at www.cpsa.ie.

The Courts Service will advertise any vacancies with the Public Appointments Service.

The Public Appointments Service has a dedicated website for graduates

Are you a recent law graduate or do you expect to graduate this year?

1. OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK WITH JUDGES OF THE HIGH COURT

 


The Courts Service has excellent opportunities to work with the judiciary of the High Court as a judicial assistant.

The role is a three-year contract which involves providing support to judges which can range from administrative, research and attending Court. These roles provide an invaluable insight into the practical workings of the Courts.

Candidates must:

» Hold (or expect to hold) at least a 2.1 in a law degree at a minimum of level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications in their final year exams.

» Have a good understanding of the work of the Irish courts system.

» Have a knowledge of modern legal research methods and materials.

» Have some experience conducting legal research (this can include academic research or research in the course of court case preparation).

The key duties of the role are:

Research:

conducting legal research (academic and case law), summarising facts, legal submissions, case law and relevant material as directed by the judge for inclusion in draft judgments, proof read draft judgments, assist in research for draft judgments, assist the judge in the preparation of lectures, conference papers and speeches, prepare case summaries, assist with legal drafting and proofing, prepare conference papers and speeches as required.

Court:

act as liaison between the judge and the parties to litigation (if required), collect the judge’s books and papers for court, remain in court during hearings if required to note evidence and submissions as directed.

For more information, please contact careers@courts.ie or 01-888 6038 

 Deadline for applications: 4.00 p.m. Thursday May 31st, 2018

 

Information booklet - Judicial Assistant - High Court - May 2018

Judicial Assistant High Court Application Form - May 2018

 

2. OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK AS A JUDICIAL CLERK IN THE SUPREME COURT AND THE COURT OF APPEAL

 

The role of a judicial clerk to the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal is to provide research support to members of the Judiciary in these two jurisdictions.

These employment contracts will be for a period of thirteen months starting at the beginning of September 2018.

These positions will provide persons at the start of their legal career with the opportunity to work with the most senior members of the Irish Judiciary.

They will also provide an opportunity to observe court proceedings in both appellant courts.

Closing Date extended to : 16:00 on Thursday 31st May 2018

 

Information Booklet - Judicial Clerk Supreme Court and Court of Appeal -May 2018.pdf

Application Form - Judicial Clerk Supreme Court and Court of Appeal May 2018.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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Human Resources Directorate
The Courts Service, 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7.
Phone: +353 1 888 6095
Fax: +353 1 888 6090
Email: careers@courts.ie

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Updated: 22 May 2018