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Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

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.

Job Title: Judicial Assistants to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and the High Court  - Dublin

Job Description:  The Courts Service has excellent opportunities to work with the judiciary 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.

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

• Hold (or expect to hold) at least a 2.1 in a law degree (LLB or BCL) 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). 

To apply, please download an Information Booklet and submit an Application Form with your education and qualifications from https://beta.courts.ie/careers or www.courts.ie

 The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday, 18th of August.

For more information please contact careers@courts.ie

 

 

 

Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

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.

 Job Title:  Research Support Associates

The Courts Service is seeking suitably qualified and committed individuals to take up full-time fixed-term roles as Research Support Associates (RSA) in the Research Support Office (RSO). These individuals will provide high quality legal research services to support members of the Irish Judiciary along with being involved in initiatives to develop legal research and support services for the judiciary.

Research Support Associates will engage directly with members of the Irish Judiciary. They will not be assigned directly to an individual judge but will undertake research projects and support information dissemination across the judiciary via newsletters and updates on case law for example.

Duties

  • Engage with members of the Irish Judiciary to understand their legal research requirements;
  • Provide high-quality, accurate and timely legal research for the Irish Judiciary through the extensive use of primary and secondary legal materials and electronic databases;
  • Produce a range of legal research outputs including customised research memoranda and generalised outputs (e.g. bench books on specific areas of law) which are well-written, accurate, concise and accessible;
  • Keep abreast of recent legal developments and update the Judiciary of same;
  • Upload and maintain up-to-date legal content on internal judicial support platforms;
  • Deliver briefings to members of the Judiciary and Judicial Assistants on legal research conducted by the office on various areas of law;
  • Provide high-quality editing, proof-reading and summarisation services for the Irish Judiciary;
  • Conduct legal research in response to requests from European and international judicial networks on matters of Irish law and the Irish legal system;
  • Provide peer-review support to colleagues;
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Legal Research and Library Service to deliver innovative information and research services to support the Irish Judiciary;
  • Promote the Research Support Office across the Judiciary and the Courts Service;
  • Develop networks with other legal research and library services, bodies and communities with a view to drawing upon their knowledge and working collaboratively where appropriate;
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the Research Support Office and wider Legal Research and Library Service by sharing ideas and experience;
  • Provide information sessions to visiting delegations of international dignitaries on the Irish legal system.

Requirements for the Role:

  • An honours law degree at 2.1 (LLB or BCL) at a minimum of level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications or a recognised professional legal qualification or the Diploma in Law from The Honorable Society of King’s Inns;
  • Relevant experience conducting legal research (including academic research or research in the course of court-case preparation);
  • Knowledge Irish law and the Irish legal system, including contemporary statute and case law;
  • Excellent research, editing, and information technology skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Further information on the role and specific requirements is available in the Information Booklet. To apply please download and complete an application form and submit it to careers@courts.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 on Tuesday, 18th August 2020. The Courts Service is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Current Vacancies

Vacancies

Current Vacancies

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.

There are no recruitment campaigns at present. Please check back again soon and follow our social media channels for updates.

Job TitleJudicial Assistants to the Circuit Court (Dublin, Kildare, and Meath)

Job Description: The Courts Service has excellent opportunities to work with the judiciary 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.

The key duties of the role are:

  • The role of a judicial assistant to the Circuit Court is to undertake court duties on behalf of the judge of the Circuit Court to whom they are assigned and assist with research as required.
  • General administrative support duties.
  • Drive judge to assigned locations (full clean driver’s license required).
  • Act as liaison between the judge and Courts Service staff and parties to litigation as required and manage capacity of courtroom ensuring social distancing is in place.
  • Assistance with the management of the judge’s official documentation (books and papers) required for court and for the preparation of judgements.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• 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).

More information on this job can be found in the Information Booklet. Please complete the application form and return by the 18th of August 2020 at 12 noon