Law Clerks Appointment in High Court of A.P.


NOTIFICATION No.36/2008-Estt. dated 06.08.2008.

                   Applications are invited for 35 posts of Law Clerks/Legal Assistants (on contract basis) for ONE YEAR TENURE, in the A.P. High Court Service, by direct recruitment.  The assignment is terminable at the option and on the recommendation of the Hon’ble Judge concerned at any time before the expiry of the period of one year without assigning any reasons.

                   The assignment of Law Clerks/Legal Assistants is full time and he/she is not entitled to practice as a Lawyer or as a private consultant or take up any employment during his/her tenure, as Law Clerk/Legal Assistant and the said assignment will not confer any right or preference for any public employment in future.



Must be a Law Graduate with a minimum of 55% marks in the aggregate from a University in India, established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, Provincial Act or State Act or from any Institution recognised by University Grants Commission.


Must not have crossed the age of 27 years, as on the date of this Notification.


                   The selection will be on the basis 100 Marks, as under:

1.     The Marks obtained in the qualifying examination (i.e. Law degree) will be converted to 70 Marks; and

2.     30 Marks for Interview.

                   Note: Candidates with computer knowledge will be given preference, where other things are more or less equal.


                   Remuneration for the said post is consolidated amount of Rs.7000/- per month. (The remuneration may likely be increased to Rs.10,000/- per month).


                   Every Law Clerk will be attached to one Hon’ble Judge of the High Court and he/she will render assistance to the Hon’ble Judge both in the judicial and administrative work.  The duties and responsibilities of the Law Clerk/Legal Assistant will include:

i)                   To be present in the Court during the hearing of cases, taking notes of the case and of arguments and citations.

ii)                 Identifying facts, issues and questions that may arise or may have to be addressed.

iii)               Reading of case files and preparation of notes, chronology of events, case summary etc., wherever required by the Hon’ble Judge.

iv)               Searching of case law and referring to books and Articles relevant for the purpose of preparation of judgements by the Hon’ble Judge.

v)                 Assisting the Hon’ble Judge in other academic and administrative matters.

vi)               Attending the residence of the Hon’ble Judge as and when needed for rendering assistance.

vii)             A Law Clerk/Legal Assistant shall maintain absolute confidentiality in respect of the information and knowledge they have acquired in course of discharge of their duties and from their association with the cases.  They shall not part with or furnish copies of any documents or material forming part of the cases to which they have access, to any one.  They shall execute an undertaking to this effect at the time of their joining duty as Law Clerks/Legal Assistants.

                   The applications in the following proforma with two similar latest passport size color photographs, one photograph to be pasted on to the application at the right top cover, duly attested by a Gazetted Officer and another photograph to be attached to the application form, along with the self-attested photocopies of the certificates, in proof of educational qualifications and age, etc., addressed to the Registrar (Administration), High Court of A.P., Hyderabad-500066, should reach this Registry on or before 30.08.2008 by 5 P.M., by registered post with acknowledgement due.   Applications received after the said date will not be entertained.

                   No T.A. and D.A. will be paid to any candidate appearing for the Interview.


                                                         REGISTRAR (ADMINISTRATION)

Space for Passport size photo,

attested by Gazetted




The Registrar (Administration),

High Court of A.P.,



                            Sub: Application for the post of Law Clerks/

                                     Legal Assistants (on contract basis).

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1. Name in full                                    :

    (In Capital Letters)

2. Father’s Name                                :

3. Age & Date of Birth                        :

4. Religion and Nationality                  :

5. Native Place                                   :

6. Educational Qualifications               :

7. Experience                                     :

8. Address for correspondence

     with Telephone No.     


9. Permanent Address                         :

10. Languages known                         :


Date:                                                                          Yours faithfully,


on 12 August 2008
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