Law Clerk at Judiciary of Kenya

Job Description

The Judiciary is one of the three State organs established under Chapter 10, Article 159 of the Constitution of Kenya. It establishes the Judiciary as an independent custodian of justice in Kenya. Its primary role is to exercise judicial authority given to it, by the people of Kenya. The institution is mandated to deliver justice in line with the Constitution and other laws. It is expected to resolve disputes in a just manner with a view to protecting the rights and liberties of all, thereby facilitating the attainment of the ideal rule of law. The Judiciary and its related institutions (Judicial Service Commission (JSC), Kenya Law; previously National Council for Law Reporting (NCLR), Tribunals and the Judiciary Training Institute (JTI) perform the following functions; 1. Administration of justice 2. Formulation and implementation of judicial policies 3. Compilation and dissemination of case law and other legal information for the effective administration of justice


Academic and Professional Qualifications:

For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: –

  1. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University;
  2. A Post Graduate Diploma in Law;
  3. Be an Advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate;
  4. Membership to Law Society of Kenya;
  5. A Senior Management Course or its equivalent will be added advantage;
  6. Proficiency in Computer applications;
  7. Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  8. Met the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.


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

Job Core Competencies

  1. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  2. Leadership & Good interpersonal skills;
  3. Professional and Technical competence;
  4. Confidentiality, High Integrity, attention to details and accuracy;
  5. Analytical & Negotiation Skills; and
  6. Organizational, planning skills and Results-oriented

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Examining pleadings and fully apprehending their tenor and effect;
  2. Examining the detailed content of the facts and decisions of the Courts below;
  3. Carrying out Legal Research work for the Judges of the Supreme Court of Kenya;
  4. Taking stock of the full tenor and effect of the submissions made in the Supreme Court and the lower Courts;
  5. Researching on precedent setting authorities within various jurisdiction both within and without Commonwealth
  6. Presenting findings within sound written arguments in light of academic legal literature and case law;
  7. Drafting bench memoranda and well-planned legal briefs on variety of legal issues touching on different branches of law;
  8. Preparing pre-trial and post –trial media summaries.

How to Apply

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Closing Date : 29 October. 2021

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