Supreme Court Law Clerks Jobs in Kenya

Supreme Court Law Clerks 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 vacancy in the Judiciary: –

    Law Clerk

    Job Purpose

  • Under the general direction of the Judge, the position holder will research on precedent setting authorities within varied jurisdictions both within and outside of the Commonwealth and present findings with sound written arguments in light of academic legal literature and case law.

  • The holder will also draft well planned legal briefs on a variety of legal issues touching on different branches of law

    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;

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

  • Bringing together all relevant authorities – those emanating from counsel and, any other relevant materials;

  • Conducting extensive legal research and writing for the respective Judges of the Supreme Court

  • Drafting bench memoranda and well-researched opinions on
    various legal issues; and

  • Preparing pre-trial and post-trial media summaries

    Job Requirements: Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from a recognized university;

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

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law;

  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya;

  • Proficiency in computer applications; and

  • Must possess the qualifications set out in chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya


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

    Job Core Competencies

  • Oral & Written Communication Skills

  • Excellent Conceptual & Analytical Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Report Writing Skills

  • Research Skills

  • High attention to detail

  • Sound independent judgement

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Supreme Court Law Clerks Jobs in Kenya

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