The Uttarakhand State was carved out from the State of Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000 under the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000. At the time of the creation of the State, the High Court of Uttarakhand was also established on the same day at Nainital. The sanctioned judge strength at the time of creation in 2000 was 7; this was increased to 9 in 2003.
The Uttarakhand High Court has invited applications for the post of Law Clerk from eligible law graduates on a purely contractual basis carrying a fixed honorarium of Rs.35,000/- per month with no Dearness and/or any other allowance and also without any other perquisite such as residential accommodation etc.
The applicant should be a Law Graduate who has not started practice as an advocate or engaged in any other profession or vocation/service.
Advocates up to 05 years of practice can also apply, but they will have to surrender their license to the Bar Council before joining, if selected.
Those candidates who appeared/appearing in Final year of LL.B. Examination in 2021-22 and whose result is awaited may also apply. They will be required to submit their final mark sheet of LL.B. Examination before the joining.
Computer knowledge i.e., Data Entry, Word Processing and Computer Operations.
Age Limit: The candidate must have attained the minimum age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of more than 26 years as on 15/ 07/2022 (Candidates born not before 15.07.1996 and not later than 15.07.2001 are eligible to apply).
For making selection, competence would be judged on the basis of the interview only, which will be held at Nainital.
No T.A. will be payable for attending the interview.
Date & time of the said interview will be uploaded in the official website of the Hon’ble High Court of Uttarakhand.
The Law Clerk (Trainee) will be required to carryout search and research on legal points and principles as desired by the Hon’ble Judge(s) with whom he/she remains attached.
The Law Clerk (Trainee) may also be asked to be present in the Court during hearing of the arguments, take down or prepare notes in cases.
The research work assigned to the Law Clerk may include performing legal research, drafting memorandums and opinion, comment on statutes, regulations or such scholarly commentary relevant to questions of law, text books and other materials.
Assistance in preparation of research of academic papers, maintaining record of judgments, points of Law decided in various judgments by a Judge, maintenance of records and the like.
The Law Clerk will also be provided the schedule of training and the details of nature of job, which they have to perform during their year of engagement.
Specific assignments shall be given by the Judge with whom they are attached.
Judge’s Law Clerk from the date of termination of his/her engagement as Law Clerk shall not appear or practice before the Hon’ble Judge(s) with whom he/she remained attached for a minimum period of one year.
Further, he/she shall not appear in any case handled by the Hon’ble Judge(s) with whom he/she remained attached, irrespective whether he/she had or not worked on the case during the period of his/her engagement.
The candidates shall furnish an undertaking to the above effect.
The Law Clerk (Trainee) shall be governed by such rules of attendance, leave and other related matters as might be prescribed from time to time by Hon’ble the Chief Justice, High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital.
Period of Engagement: The engagement shall be for a fixed tenure of one year, which may be terminated without notice at any time. However, the tenure may be terminated at any time, if the incumbent is found lacking in any manner.
Marital Status: A candidate having more than one spouse or married to such a person who already has a living legally wedded wife/husband, will not be eligible for the above post.
A candidate involved in any kind of criminal case whether convicted or charge-sheeted shall be barred from applying for the above post.
Those candidates who have already worked as Law Clerks will not be eligible to apply.
The application form can be downloaded from the website of the High Court of Uttarakhand and may be sent along with a fee of Rs. 150/- (non-refundable) through postal order or bank draft in favor of Registrar General, High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital.
The application form along with one self-attested copy of High School mark sheet, High School Certificate in proof of age/date of birth, Intermediate Mark Sheets, Intermediate Certificate, Law Graduation/Post Graduation Mark Sheet and Certificates and testimonials regarding extracurricular activities & Computer Knowledge along with two self-addressed envelopes (size 5”x 10”) each bearing postal stamps worth Rs. 22/- should be sent to the Registrar General, High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital either by Speed Post, Registered Post with A.D., or through Courier.
For detailed instructions for filling up of online application, refer to the official notification
July 15, 2022
The envelope containing the application should be marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF LAW CLERK (TRAINEE) – 2022” Application will be rejected if the photo is not pasted or Bank Draft/Postal Order is not attached or if certified copies of certificates are not attached with it, or if it is not signed by the applicant or if it is not received by the last date/time.
Information regarding the format of the application any other information is available on the website of the High Court of Uttarakhand at this link.
CLICK HERE for the official notification
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