Description

  • Job TypeContract
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldLaw / Legal 

Job Reference Number: V/No.6/2022

Terms of Service: Three (3) year Contract renewable Subject to satisfactory performance

Gross Salary Scale: Kshs. 123,750– 190,000 p.m.

Job Purpose:

  • A Legal Researcher is responsible to a Judge or Judicial Officer(s) in carrying out Research work for the Judges or Judicial Officer(s) performing the Judicial functions

Reporting Responsibilities:

  • The job holder is responsible to a designated Honourable Judge or Judicial Officer
  • Area of Deployment: Court of Appeal, OCRJ, High Court, ELRC Court, ELC Court or Magistrate Courts

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing pleadings and appreciating their tenor and effect;
  • Examining the detailed content of the facts and decisions of the Courts;
  • Taking stock of the full tenor and effect of the submissions made in the Courts;
  • Collecting and collating all relevant authorities– those emanating from counsel and, any other relevant material;
  • Conducting extensive legal research and writing for the respective Judges and Judicial officers;
  • Drafting bench memoranda and well–researched opinions on various legal and factual issues; and
  • Preparing pre–trial and post–trial media summaries.

Job Requirements: Academic and Professional Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: –

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from a recognized Universities

Method of Application

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by: –

  • Filling an Online Application Employment Form available at the Judiciary jobs portal:
  • https://www.jsc.go.ke/index.php/careers/ Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application: –
  • A copy of National Identity Card
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any), community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity (if any), past and present and legal professional engagement;
  • Names of three (3) professional references and two (2) character references who can verify and comment about the applicant’s past and present employment or engagement;
  • Copy of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents
  • Certified copies of admission certificate to the roll of advocates, testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts
  • Applicable only to applicants in the legal field)
  • Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photographs

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit valid clearance certificates from the following bodies during the interview: –

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority
  2. Higher Education Loans Board
  3. Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  4. Ethics and Anti–Corruption Commission
  5. A recognized Credit Reference Bureau
  6. Recommendation from the relevant Professional Body, as the case may be, as being in Good Standing
  7. Advocates Complaints Commission
  8. Law Society of Kenya

Applicants MUST take note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application as the same will be verified by relevant bodies.

The application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 11TH MARCH, 2022 AT 5.00PM

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates.

Interested and qualified? Go to Judicial Service Commission on www.jsc.go.ke to apply

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