Applications are invited from all eligible candidates for the post of ”Law Clerk
(Trainee)” in the establishment of High Court, Allahabad/Lucknow Bench carrying a
fixed honorarium of Rs. 15000/- per month with no Dearness Allowance and/or any
other allowances and also without any other perquisite such as residential
accommodation etc. The engagement shall be purely contractual based for a fixed term
of one year. However, the term may be terminated at any time, without any notice.
Number of Vacancies: 94
- Three Years Professional/Five Years Integrated Degree in Law from any Law
College or recognized University throughout the country. Applications shall be
accepted from such ‘Law Graduates’ who have not started practice as an
advocate or engaged in any other profession or vocation/service. Those who
have appeared in LL.B. (Final Year) in 2020-21 Examination and are awaiting
results may also apply. Law graduates having scored not less than 55% marks in
their LL.B. examination are only eligible to apply for the post of Law Clerks
(Trainee). They will be required to submit their final mark sheet of LL.B.
Examination at the time of interview, which may be held in the month of
- Computer knowledge, i.e., Data Entry, Word Processing and Computer
The Candidates must have attained the minimum age of 21 years and must not
have attained the age of more than 26 years as on 01.07.2021.
For making selection, competence would be judged on the basis of interview
only, which will be held only at Allahabad. The candidates for interview will be called
only after screening. No T.A. will be payable for attending the interview.
Nature of work:
The successful candidates will be attached with Hon’ble Judges sitting at
Allahabad and Lucknow Bench, Lucknow and shall discharge duties under directions of
their Lordships. Basically, the Law Clerk (Trainee) will be required to carry out search
and research on legal points and principles as desired by the Hon’ble Judge with whom
he/she remains attached. He/she shall assist the Hon’ble Judge in searching out case
law, articles, papers and other relevant material required by the Hon’ble Judges in
discharge of judicial as well as administrative work. Besides attending the Chambers of
Hon’ble Judges, the Law Clerk (Trainee) may also be asked to be present in Court
during hearing of the arguments, take down or prepare notes in Court. The research
work assigned to Law Clerk (Trainee) may include performing legal research, drafting
memorandums and opinion, comments on statutes, relevant to questions of law.
Assistance from the Law Clerk (Trainee) may also be taken in proper maintenance of
the case files. Assistance in administrative functioning of the Judge shall also be
desirable which shall include maintaining of administrative files, preparation of research
of academic papers, maintaining record of judgments, the points of law decided in
various judgments by a Judge, maintenance of records regarding administrative
Apart from the above mentioned duties and responsibilities enumerated above,
the Law Clerk (Trainee) shall perform any other duty as assigned by the Judge
concerned with regard to His judicial and administrative functions. The nomenclature
”Law Clerk (Trainee)” makes it abundantly clear that they shall be imparted training with
regard to procedure and substantive law to assist the Hon’ble Judges in discharging
their judicial and administrative functions. The Law Clerk (Trainee) will also be provided
the schedule of training and the details of the nature of job, which they have to perform
during their year of engagement. Specific assignments shall be given by the Hon’ble
Judge with whom they are attached.
Restriction on Practice:
Law Clerk (Trainee), from the date of termination of his/her engagement as Law
Clerk (Trainee) shall not appear in any case handled by the Hon’ble Judge(s) with
whom he or she had attached, irrespective whether he/she had or not worked on that
case during the period of his engagement. The candidates shall furnish an undertaking
to the above effect on proforma prescribed herein after.
Other Conditions of Engagement:
The Law Clerks (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
Committee/Hon’ble the Chief Justice, High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.
Period of Engagement:
The engagement shall be for a fixed term of one year only from the first date
fixed for joining, which may be terminated without notice at any time.
A candidate having more than one spouse or married to such a person who
already had a living legally wedded wife/husband, will not be eligible.
(1) A candidate involved in any kind of criminal case whether convicted or
charge-sheeted shall be barred from applying for the above post.
(2) Those who have already worked as Law Clerk (Trainee) will not be eligible to
How to Apply ?
- The application forms can be purchased from the counter in the High Court
Judicature at Allahabad and at it’s Lucknow Bench on payment of Rs. 300/- in
cash. The applications forms are also available on the official web site of
Allahabad High Court (www.allahabadhighcourt.in) and may be downloaded and
used subject to payment of application form of Rs. 300/- to be paid through bank
draft drawn in favour of Registrar General, High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.
- The application form along with one duly attested copy of High School Mark
Sheet, High School Certificate in proof of age/date of birth, Intermediate Mark
Sheet, Intermediate Pass Certificate, Graduation/Post Graduation Mark Sheets
and Certificates and testimonials regarding Extra Curricular Activities and
Computer Knowledge along with two self addressed envelope (size 5”x10”) each
bearing postage stamps worth Rs. 40/- should be sent to the Registrar General,
High Court of Judicature at Allahabad either by Speed Post, Registered Post with
AD or through Courier.
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