STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B13

Class No. 3604

LAW CLERK

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) legal research and analysis work. Work involves examining and preparing legal documents, conducting research, providing assistance to attorneys, and evaluating documents for making recommendations to justices or attorneys. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Conducts legal research.

Prepares and edits legal documents.

Reviews and analyzes legal documents, records, and motions.

Makes presentations and participates in case conferences.

Researches points of law involved in hearings to determine the validity and completeness of cases cited.

Researches current developments in civil and criminal law.

Ensures timely filings of legal documents.

Assists justices or attorneys in preparing for oral arguments.

Assists attorneys in preparing cases for litigation and in preparing investigations.

Assists attorneys in representing client interests before state or federal courts.

Assists attorneys in providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance to clients.

May review cases for jurisdictional deficiencies and procedural compliance.

May draft memoranda and administrative rules for the Texas Register.

May assist in preparing cases for court trial.

May assist in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in legal work. Enrolled in an accredited law school or graduation from an accredited law school with an LLB or JD degree. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; and of agency laws, regulations, and rules.

Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems; and in the use of a computer and applicable software

Ability to prepare legal documents; to interpret and apply laws, rules, and regulations; to conduct research; to summarize findings; and to communicate effectively.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17