Job Post: Vacancy For Law Clerks at Madras High Court, Apply by Sept. 13, 2021

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Applications are invited from eligible candidates for filling up of 68 vacancies of
Law Clerks to the Hon’ble Judges, High Court, Madras (both in the Principal Seat at
Madras and at Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, Madurai), on Adhoc basis, for a
period of one year.

Before filling up the Application Form the candidates are requested to go through
the Guidelines for appointment of Law Clerk to the Hon’ble Judges in the Madras High
Court and satisfy himself/herself that he/she is eligible in all respects for the post.

Eligibility criteria

Age:- Should not have attained the age of 30 years as on 01.07.2019

The candidate should be a Graduate in Law (under 10+2+3+3 or 10+2+5 pattern) from
the recognized Universities in the Indian Union and recognized by the Bar Council of
India for admission as Advocate or Attorney of an Indian Court.

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Candidates who have passed all his/her Examinations, while studying law, within the
duration of their course are alone eligible to apply

Candidates who have obtained his/her Law Degree during the academic years 2016-
2017 and 2017-2018, are only eligible to apply for the assignment as Law Clerk to the
Hon’ble Judges.

Candidates pursuing Post Graduate Degree in Law or any other Degrees or
Programmes requiring their compulsory attendance elsewhere are not eligible to apply for
the assignment as Law Clerk.

Place of Posting

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Selected Candidates will be posted either in the Principal Seat at Madras or at
Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, Madurai and are also liable to be transferred
vice versa in case of administrative exigencies.

Period of Assignment

Law Clerks will be adhoc appointees and their engagement shall be initially for
a period of one year from the date of their taking up their assignment, which may be
extended for a further period of not exceeding one more year, subject to the approval of
the Hon’ble The Chief Justice or the Committee nominated by the Hon’ble The Chief
Justice.

However, the assignment of any Law Clerk may be discontinued even before the
completion of one year, without notice.

The Candidates should join their assignment of Law Clerk within the period
specified in their order of appointment. No request for extension of time for joining the
assignment of Law Clerk will be entertained, under any circumstances.

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Law Clerk shall not be treated or deemed to be a regular employee in the
Madras High Court Service.

Law Clerk shall not be treated or deemed to be a regular employee in the
Madras High Court Service.

Mode of Selection

The eligible candidates will have to appear for viva voce test at Chennai.

No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates for attending the viva voce.

Honorarium

Each Law Clerk shall be paid a consolidated amount of Rs.30,000/- (Rupees
Thirty Thousand Only) per month as Honorarium for their assignment, as per
G.0.(Ms).No. 2343, Home (Cts.I) Department, dated 27.11.2018.

Law Clerks shall not be entitled to any other allowances or perks

For more details, check the official notification here

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