Judicial Service Commission Senior Law Clerk Jobs in Kenya

Judicial Service Commission Senior Law Clerk Jobs in Kenya

  • The Judicial Service Commission is established under Article 171 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, with a mandate of promoting and facilitating the independence and accountability of the Judiciary, and the efficient, effective and
    transparent Administration of Justice.

  • The Commission invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the following vacancies in the Judiciary: Senior Law Clerk

    Job Purpose:

  • The job holder will be responsible for carrying out research work for the Judges of the Supreme Court of Kenya

    Reporting Responsibilities:

  • The job holder is responsible to the designated Supreme Court Judge.

    Area of Deployment:

  • Supreme Court

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Examining pleadings and fully apprehending their tenor and effect;

  • Examining the detailed content of the facts and decisions of the Courts below;

  • Carrying out Legal Research work for the Judges of the Supreme Court of Kenya;

  • Taking stock of the full tenor and effect of the submissions made in the Supreme Court and the lower Courts;

  • Researching on precedent setting authorities within various jurisdiction both within and without Commonwealth;

  • Presenting findings within sound written arguments in light of academic legal literature and case law;

  • Drafting bench memoranda and well-planned legal briefs on variety of legal issues touching on different branches of law; 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 Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University;

  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Law;

  • Be an Advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate;

  • Membership to Law Society of Kenya;

  • A Senior Management Course or its equivalent will be added advantage;

  • Proficiency in Computer applications;

  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and

  • Met the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.


  • Six (6) years post admission practicing experience or six (6) years of extensive legal research in a relevant legal field

    Job Core Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • Leadership & Good interpersonal skills;

  • Professional and Technical competence;

  • Confidentiality, High Integrity, attention to details and accuracy;

  • Analytical & Negotiation Skills; and

  • Organizational, planning skills and Results-oriented.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Judicial Service Commission Senior Law Clerk Jobs in Kenya

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