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JUDICIARY OF THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS



APPELLATE LAW CLERK

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL POSTING

Location: St. Thomas/St. John District

Division: Honorable Rhys S. Hodge's Chambers

Number of Vacancies: 1

Start Dates: August 2019

Promotion Potential? Yes

Salary: $32.18 per hour

Requirements: Accredited Law School Graduate

Required Documents: Cover letter, Resume, Law school and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendations, and one writing sample

Opened: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Closes: Open Until Filled

Nature of Work

This is professional legal work performed for a justice of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands. Work involves the performance of professional legal research and other related administrative work in the preparation of memoranda, opinions, or orders for a justice concerning the cases before him/her. Work is performed under general supervision of a justice and is reviewed through conferences and submitted work.

Essential Functions: (This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.) 

  Reviews, studies, searches, and annotates laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and related legal authorities.

  Researches and analyzes varied complex legal issues.

  Prepares briefs, legal memoranda, statement of issues involved, bench memoranda, opinions and judgment for review by the justice, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations to the justice.

  Compiles references on laws and decisions necessary for legal determinations.

  Reviews, proofreads and edits draft opinions, memoranda, and orders circulated by other justices.

  Confers with justice concerning legal questions, construction of documents and granting of orders.

  Attends court sessions to hear oral arguments and records necessary case information; maintains notes attendant to court proceedings.

  Other duties as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  Knowledge of general law, Territorial code, established precedent, and sources of legal reference.

  Knowledge of legal terminology and concepts.

  Excellent legal research, writing and analytical skills.

  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people.

  Ability to research complex legal problems or questions and apply legal principles.

  Ability to represent the court in a respectful manner.

  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.

  Skilled in the operation of a personal computer with word processing, current Microsoft Office software and legal research software.

  Ability to meet deadlines.

Working Conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment and a courtroom. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Handles multiple inquiries. Includes travel.

Physical Demands

Work is essentially sedentary with occasional walking, standing, bending, and transferring items. Position may require periods of extended sitting and computer use.

Qualifications

Graduation from an ABA accredited law school.

Licensure and Certification:

To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendations, and two writing samples to:

Honorable Chief Justice Rhys S. Hodge

Attention: Jacqueline Reovan, Judicial Secretary

Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands

P.O. Box 590

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00804

Tel: (340) 774-2237

TTY: (340) 693-4118

E-mail: jacqueline.reovan@vicourts.org

Submissions that do not include the requested documents will not be considered. The judiciary will only contact applicants selected for interviews. Any applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation shall advise the judiciary's ADA Coordinators.

Please mail your resume to the address below.
Honorable Chief Justice Rhys S. Hodge
Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands
P.O. Box 590
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands   00804
340-774-2237
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