Law Clerk (LC) at Judicial Service Commission

  • Published date: July 12, 2023
  • Category: Legal Services
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Job Reference Number : V/NO.16/2023

Job Purpose: 

  • The Law Clerk is responsible for carrying out Legal Research work for a Judge performing Judicial Functions.

Reporting Responsibilities: 

  • The job holder is responsible to a designated Honourable Judge. 

Area of Deployment: 

  • Supreme Court.

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 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 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;

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


  • Served as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at-least six (6) years standing 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 

Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application: -

  • A letter of application; 

  • 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; 

  • Copies of admission certificate to the roll of advocates, testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts; 

  • Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph; and 

  • Five (5) samples of any professional writings, including but not limited to judgments, advocacy submissions in courts, scholarly writings or any legal publications that the applicant has authored.

Three (3) year Contract renewable


Method of Application

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by: - Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC jobs portal:

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

  • Kenya Revenue Authority

  • Higher Education Loans Board

  • Directorate of Criminal Investigation

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

  • A recognized Credit Reference Bureau; and

  • Clearance from relevant professional body. 

Applicants MUST take note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application and the same will be verified by relevant bodies.
The application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 20TH JULY 2023 AT 5.00PM
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification

Interested and qualified? Go to Judicial Service Commission on to apply


Share by email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Pin on Pinterest

Apply Now

Related jobs

  • Senior Law Clerk (SLC) at Judicial Service Commission
    Jobs in Kenya

    Job Reference Number : V/NO.15/2023 Job Purpose:  The Senior Law Clerk is responsible for carrying out Legal Research work for a Judge performing Judicial Functions  Reporting Responsibilities:  The job holder is responsible to a ...

    July 12, 2023

    Ksh Not mentioned

    Apply Now

  • Legal Services Internship at Central Bank of Kenya 2023
    Jobs in Kenya

    Basic Requirements: To be eligible for the Central Bank of Kenya Internship Program, applicants must meet the following criteria: Hold a first degree from a recognized university in disciplines such as Finance, Economics, Statistics, Banking, Account...

    July 6, 2023

    Ksh Not mentioned

    Apply Now

  • Legal Officer – IT Industry 2023
    Jobs in Kenya

    Description Job Title: Legal Officer Industry: IT Location: Nairobi Report To: Managing Director Gross Salary: 80k -100k Our client in the IT industry is looking to hire a Legal officer who will assist in the effective and efficient management of the...

    May 2, 2023

    Ksh Not mentioned

    Apply Now