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Job Title:   Judicial Staff Attorney
ONET Job Title:   Law Clerks
Industry:   Courts
Job Type:   Contract
Job Location:   ,
Minimum Education:   Juris Doctoris (JD)
Career Level:   Entry Level
Minimum Experience:   Not Necessary
Salary Range:   USD. $36,000 to /Per Year
Apply By:   Apr 17, 2020
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Job Description:

  • Review case pleadings and briefs, research applicable law, and provide analysis for the court;
  • Attend evidentiary proceedings and assist the court in determining applicable law and judgment;
  • Prepare draft orders, writs, and warrants;
  • Review cases on appeal and prepare draft opinions for use and consideration by the appellate panel;
  • Work with the Court Administrator to ensure compliance with the Pohnpei Supreme Court Manual of Administration, Public Service System Regulations (when applicable), and Financial Management Regulations;   
  • Assist the Chief Justice with core administrative functions, such as drafting correspondence, preparing general court orders, and composing internal memoranda;
  • Provide legal assistance to the Clerk of Court, Probation Officer, Court Marshals, and Court Reporters;
  • Provide legal assistance to the Court of Land Tenure as needed;
  • Co-ordinate with the Attorney General and outside legal counsel regarding civil actions brought against the Pohnpei Supreme Court or Court of Land Tenure;
  • Liaise with local, state, and national governments, non-governmental organizations, and private attorneys regarding access to justice, victim (survivor) services, and the prevention of domestic violence, trafficking in persons, and human rights abuses;
  • Work with the justices and key staff to improve court services; and
  • Supervise work and activities of interns.     

Skills Required

Education and Bar Requirements:

Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school and a license to practice law (bar admission) from a U.S. state or territory, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, or Palau. Any person hired without an FSM bar admission will be strongly encouraged to sit and pass the March 2021 bar examination. Information on the FSM bar examination can be found at


Other Requirements:

·         Ability to work independently and to prioritize among competing work assignments; 

·         Excellent legal research and writing skills;  

·         Demonstrated cross-cultural experience, especially in a workplace setting;

·         Interest in learning a new language and understanding a different culture; and

·         Patience, flexibility, and a sense of adventure.


How to Apply:

Submit résumé, cover letter (addressed to Chief Justice Nelson A. Joseph), and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to

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Company Name: Pohnpei Supreme Court
Company Description:
The goal of the Pohnpei State Supreme Court is to serve the people of Pohnpei through the fair and timely administration of justice while discharging our judicial duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Constitution, laws, and customs and traditions of our unique island state. As the third branch of the Pohnpei State Government, the court is entrusted with the role of preserving the rule of law while protecting public safety. The Justices of the court are challenged to stay focused on the core mission of fair and timely resolution of cases brought before them, while remaining cognizant of the changing needs of the community and public expectations that the Judicial Branch should solve complex social problems. The Pohnpei Judiciary will continually strive to perform our mission effectively and efficiently while remaining accessible, innovative and responsive to the community we serve.
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