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Law Clerk
Title:Law Clerk
Department:Legal Division

Job Title: Law Clerk/Part-Time                                                                                                                                                    Salary Grade: 5

Division/Department: Legal Division                                                                                                                             Salary: $13.92/hr.

Reports To: Assistant Legal Counsel                                                                                                                           Date Posted: Sept. 4, 2018

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                                                                                                                            Last Revised: 27 July 2018


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.


Assists in analyzing and interpreting case law, statutes, Rules of Juvenile, Civil, and Criminal Procedure, Rules of Superintendence, and Local Rules of Court on various legal issues. Drafts subsequent opinions and memorandums of law.

Assists in completing legal research requests from Judges, Magistrates, and other appropriate court staff.

Regularly monitors and reviews state and federal legislation and case law and notifies Assistant Legal Counsel and other appropriate individuals of updates and changes in relevant legislation case law.

Assists in developing, updating, and disseminating legal forms and standard journal entries for use in all areas of the court.

Reviews orders, entries, pleadings, and objections when appropriate.

Responds to public record requests.

Assists in preparing the court for pending litigation, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative proceedings.

Provides clerical support for the Legal Division including, but not limited to, answering telephone calls, scheduling meetings and maintaining calendars, typing, copying, faxing, filing documents, and compiling information.

Prepares memos, letters, and other Legal Division related correspondence.

Performs other duties and assists with special projects as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Has no direct supervisory responsibility for staff members.

Equipment Operated

Standard office equipment and office technology such as copy machines, personal computers, and telephones.

Confidential Data

All court-related information regarding hearings, etc. that the employee may come in contact with by working in the facility. May also include information covered by attorney-client privilege.

Working Conditions

Potential exposure to hazardous situations that may occur in the court environment. Must be able to tolerate exposure to evidence and testimony that may be disturbing; public who may potentially be verbally or physically uncooperative; allergens, such as perfumes and dust. Works in a general office setting with moderate noise levels. May be subject to interruptions, quick deliverables, and changing work deadlines. Availability may be required beyond standard (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM) work hours.

Usual Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, to speak clearly, and to hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Excellent interpersonal skills required to communicate effectively with Judges, Magistrates, Court Administration, staff, and public officials. Demonstrated oral, written, and research skills. Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively; detail oriented; excellent organizational skills; ability to handle confidential and privileged material and matters; ability to perform routine job duties independently; ability to accurately deliver information and to follow directions. Personal computer skills including working knowledge of computer legal research software and the Internet.

Education and/or Experience

Completion of at least one (1) year of law school.

Licensure or Certification Requirements



Court Expectations of Employee

In accomplishing the responsibilities of this position, the Court expects that the employee will adhere to the mission and values of the Court as well as all Court policies and procedures. In addition, while carrying out the duties of this position, the employee is expected to model high ethical conduct on and off the job, and exhibit a professional and respectful demeanor with all Court employees.


Court Mission Statement

To administer justice, rehabilitate juveniles, support and strengthen families, and promote public safety.


Application Procedure

Current Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division Employees:

  • The deadline to apply is 09/17/2018.

  • Please visit to complete and submit the Job Posting Response Form to the Human Resources Division.

  • The Job Posting Response form must be received in Human Resources by the job posting deadline for consideration as a candidate for the posted position.

    External Applicants:

  • This position will remain posted until filled.

  • Please visit to view this posting and to complete and submit the Application for Employment.



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