Extra-Help Law Student

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Variable Shift Clerical and Administrative Support Legal Services
  • Salary: $15.00 - $20.00 Hourly USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to 25 hours a week.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Researches, studies, interprets and applies laws, court decisions and other resources for use in the preparation of cases, opinions, pleadings, briefs, etc.
  • Drafts a variety of legal documents.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses and clients, including inmates of penal institutions.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports.
  • Eligible law students may appear in court in any public trial or proceeding under the direct and immediate supervision and in the physical presence of a supervising or designated attorney.
  • Confer with attorneys, judges, investigators and other individuals regarding legal matter.
  • Counsel and give advice to clients.
Individuals who are, or have been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, or a formerly incarcerated youth as defined by Government Code section 31000.11 are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. If you are applying under this eligibility status, please note on your application your eligibility by answering the supplemental question on this recruitment. Please note that prior to appointment, individuals claiming preference under one of these categories will be required to furnish documentation establishing their eligibility.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications
Education:
Law Student - Currently enrolled in an accredited law school; or currently enrolled in the third or fourth years of college in an undergraduate program with a curriculum focused on the study of law.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Accurately interpret and apply criminal, constitutional and administrative law.
  • Present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person, in the court, and over the telephone.
  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Accurately prepare opinions, pleadings, briefs, responses, etc.
  • Respond appropriately to situations.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations and meet deadlines under stressful conditions.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination; use of data entry device; repetitive hand and arm motion; Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles of criminal, constitutional and administrative law.
  • Judicial procedures and the rules of evidence.
  • Penal Code of the State of California and other penal sections of other codes.
  • Legal procedures and documents and trial procedures used in court cases.
  • Principles, practices, methods and materials of legal research.
  • Rules of evidence.
  • Research methods.


Ability to:
  • Interpret and apply laws and legal authorities.
  • Present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically.
  • Interview witnesses and clients, including inmates of penal institutions, and reports on findings of facts;
  • Accurately perform research.


FAMILY CARE LEAVE

Family Care Leave applies to all employees who work 1250 or more hours in any twelve month period.

HEALTH PLANS AND LIFE INSURANCE

Extra-help employees are not entitled to County-paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, Employee Assistance Program benefits and are not eligible to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan.

JURY DUTY

Extra-help employees are not entitled to pay or receive reimbursement from the County for Jury Duty.

PAID TIME BENEFITS

Extra-help employees are not entitled to paid bereavement, vacation, or holidays.

PAID SICK LEAVE
Extra-help employees are entitled to accrue up to three (3) paid sick days (24 hours) in a 12-month period.

SOCIAL SECURITY

Extra-help employment earnings are not covered under Social Security. Merced County provides an alternate plan - Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS) - for extra-help employees who are otherwise not eligible for participation in the County's retirement system.

COMPENSATION/UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE:

The County does provide benefits to those eligible under the State Workers Compensation and Unemployment Insurance statutes.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682.


01

Why do you want to intern at the Merced County District Attorney's Office?

02

Are you currently enrolled in an accredited law school? If you are in an undergraduate program, what is your major?

03

Describe your coursework. In what way is it relevant to this position? What classes have you taken that include analysis of material and writing?

04

Are you a Certified Law Student through the State Bar of California. If not, do you qualify to be certified through the State Bar's Practical Training of Law Students Program?

05

What skills can you offer and what skills do you hope to gain from this experience?

06

Are you requesting disadvantaged group preference for this recruitment? If yes, verification is required for statute section 31000.11 (d)(3).
  • Yes
  • No


Required Question

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