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51 Law Clerk Vacancy – Bombay High Court,Maharashtra


Last Date:01 Oct,2019
Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court will appoint eligible and interested candidates on contract basis on 51 posts of Law Clerk on fixed term basis.Interested and eligible candidates may send their applications to the given address by 01-10-2019 in provided format along with all required documents of age, qualification and experience.

Name of the post – Law Clerk
No of post – 51
Pay Scale – Rs.20,000/-

Education Qualification:
LL.B with 55 % marks OR Post Graduate Degree in Law with knowledge of Computer

General Information:

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  • Eligible Candidates who are recommended by the Principals of the Law Colleges or Presidents of Bar Associations named above, will have to appear for a personal interview at the High Court, Bombay at their own cost on the date and time to be notified.
  • Selection shall be based on merit. The list of selected candidates shall be subject to the approval of the Honourable the Chief Justice.
  • One Law Clerk may be attached to each Judge of the High Court to assist in such legal work as may be assigned by the Hon’ble Judge.
  • Law Clerk shall assist the Honourable Judge in judicial as well as administrative work and in carrying out search and research in such matters and on such legal issues as may be required by the Honourable Judge to whom he is assigned by the Chief Justice. His duties shall include attending the Court, making notes, drafting of memoranda, opinions, comments or monographs on such legal matters and research from such material and sources as may be suggested by the Judge to whom he is assigned.
  • Each Law Clerk will be paid a consolidated amount of Rs. 20,000 per month as Stipend / Honorarium for the assignment, or such amount as may be prescribed from time to time by the Government
  • Law Clerks will not be entitled to any other allowances and will not be treated or deemed to be in the regular employment of the High Court.
  • All Law Clerks will be ad­hoc appointees on contractual basis for a period of one year. However, any Law Clerk may be discharged even before completion of an year.
  • The term of assignment may be extended by a further period of one year if recommended by the Honourable Judge concerned to whom he is attached, subject to the approval of the Chief Justice
  • The appointment may be terminated by either side by giving one month’s notice, or one month’s salary in lieu thereof, which requirement may be waived by either side.
  • Provided that appointment of Law Clerks will be liable to be terminated at any time by the Chief Justice without notice or any compensation if his services are found to be unsatisfactory or if he violates any of these Rules.
  • Only on satisfactory completion of the assignment, theLaw Clerk will be entitled to a Certificate issued by the High Court ofBombay or its benches at Nagpur and Aurangabad as the case may be,
    certifying that he/she has satisfactorily completed the assignment asLaw Clerk in the High Court. The assignment as Law Clerk will notconfer any right or preference for any employment under the HighCourt or the Government.
  • No Law Clerk shall practice as an Advocate in any Court of Law or Tribunal and it will be obligatory for him/her after accepting the assignment as Law Clerk to inform the concerned Bar Council in writing that he or she shall not practice as an advocate, so long as he or she continues with the assignment as a Law Clerk.
  • The Law Clerk shall refrain from practicing before the Judge with whom he/she was attached for a period of one year after ceaser of his/her assignment as Law Clerk.
  • Law Clerks shall not be entitled to appear in any case handled by the Honourable Judge to whom he was attached if the Law Clerks had worked on that case.
  • During the period of assignment every Law Clerk shall maintain a high standard of reputation and integrity commensurate with the responsibilities entrusted to him. He shall maintain utmost secrecy in respect of matters which come to his notice by virtue of such assignment and shall ensure that no information document or any other thing is leaked out because of his mishandling of papers or
    his deliberations with others, or in any other manner.
  • Date of interview will be published on web site of the HighCourt so also intimated only on the e­mail address of the candidates given in his/her application. The candidate must observe website of the High Court of Bombay to that effect. High Court website ishttp://bombayhighcourt.nic.in

    About Us:

  • The High Court of Bombay, which is the chartered High Court and one of the oldest High Courts in the Country. It has Appellate Jurisdiction over the State of Maharashtra, Goa, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. In addition to the Principal Seat at Bombay, it has benches at Aurangabad, Nagpur, Panaji(Goa).
  • The Legal history of Bombay may be said to have begun in 1661, when it became a British possession. The Town and Island of Bombay was received by the British as a part of the dowry of the Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza, sister of Alphonso VI, the then Portuguese Monarch, when she married King Charles II . Bombay then was little more than a small fishing village consisting of a few straggling huts of Kolis, its indigenous inhabitants; and its harbour, destined in the course of years to develop into the greatest and most important commercial seaport in the East, sheltered only a few fishing boats. Charles II transferred it to the East India Company in 1668 for an insignificant annual rent of 10 Pounds The remote ancestry of the High Court, though interesting is not quite inspiring, until we come to the Recorder’s Court established under the Charter of 1798. Confining ourselves to the British period- for there is no conceivable connection between our High Court today and such Courts of law as existed in the Portuguese, and still earlier Muslim eras- the judicial history of Bombay commences with the Charter of 1668 accompanying the transfer of Bombay from the Crown to the East India Company. In 1670, the administration of Justice was in the hands of Justices who held their sittings in the Custom Houses of Bombay and Mahim. The system of 1670 was very elementary and suffered from several drawbacks and the judicial system was too much identified with the executive government of the Island.
  • The main architect of the Judicial system during this period was Gerald Aungier, the Governor of Surat Factory. He has been described as the “true founder” of Bombay. He was a man with liberal ideas and believed in a impartial administration of justice without fear or favor. But he was conscious of these defects and he was himself dissatisfied with the judicial machinery. Aungier was advised by the Company to select someone knowing something of law from amongst the Company’s servants in India. Aungier chose George Wilcox as the Judge and the First British Court of Justice was inaugurated in Bombay in 1672 with due pomp and ceremony. Fawcett quotes a detailed description of the opening ceremony on 8th August 1672.

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