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Job Vacancy - Appellate Court Judicial Secretary/Law Clerk for Justice Judy Cates

January 17, 2023 12:02 PM | Carson Griffis (Administrator)

Justice Judy Cates of the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth Judicial District, is accepting applications for an in-chambers appellate court judicial secretary/law clerk in St. Clair County, Illinois.  The duties include legal research and analysis, and the drafting of judicial opinions, orders, and memoranda. The position also requires performance of administrative duties, including correspondence with the courthouse and other chambers, maintenance of court files, tracking of motions and cases, and other duties as assigned.  The annual salary is $87,391. 

Applicants must be graduates of an ABA-accredited law school with strong academic records; superior skills in legal research, analysis, and writing; the ability to work independently; familiarity with Microsoft Office programs; outstanding communication, computer, and organizational skills; and the ability to utilize electronic platforms, including videoconferencing, and related technology.  Writing experience, such as Law Review, or similar journal experience, is preferred, but not required.  Preference will be given to those with an Illinois law license, and prior experience as a judicial law clerk or research attorney.

The position will be available on March 13, 2023, and will remain open until filled, although those submitting applications before February 3, 2023, will be given first consideration.  Interested individuals should submit - via e-mail - a cover letter, resume (including the applicant's GPA, class rank and bar status), one complex writing sample (not just a simple motion), and three references to:

Additional information about the position may be found here.

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