Website Ministry of Justice
As a legal adviser to magistrates, you are responsible for ensuring that those attending court, whether as defendant, victim or witness are treated with humanity and respect. Good legal knowledge and the ability to communicate that clearly to magistrates and court users is vital to the courts ability to deal with cases justly. Success in the role you are considering will enable you to make a positive difference to your community and your society.
As a Trainee Legal Adviser, you will be at the forefront of delivering this improved service and experience to our customers both in and outside the court room. As a Trainee Legal Adviser, you will commence a training programme designed to enable you to act as Legal Adviser to the Magistrates and District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) in accordance with legislation and the Criminal and Family Practice Directions.
- Provide legal advice and guidance to administrative staff
- Facilitating a structured decision-making process based on knowledge of appropriate techniques, manuals, guidelines and current statutory and case law developments
- Preparing, planning and the execution of activities to enable court/direction hearings, courtroom activity and the wider activities that progress the business of the court, including provision of advice and written legal documentation
- Supporting the work of the court through contact with Panel/Committee members during meetings, on a one to one basis and at training/development sessions and by liaising with the relevant agencies involved in specialist court and Committee work. Competent in the use of IT systems including online digital legal resources.
- Working in partnership with other staff, using knowledge of relevant protocols, procedures, processes and constraints
- Advising the Magistrates on law, practice and procedure and assisting with the drafting of their reasons
- Applying specialist knowledge and skills both in and out of court as well as with administration teams and in related meetings
- Carrying out administrative duties using local scheduling, listing and case management protocols, within statutory and non-statutory time limits.
- Providing professional advice and documentation both in and out of court
- Planning, conducting and concluding case management hearings effectively, when sitting with or without a bench of magistrates
- Working in partnership with magistrates both in and out of court and demonstrating a recognition and understanding of local practices, procedures, policies, current issues and relevant training opportunities.
- Delivering at Pace
- Communicating and Influencing
- Managing a Quality Service
- Making Effective Decisions
- Working together
Company: Ministry of Justice
Vacancy Type: Internship
Job Location: York, England, UK
Application Deadline: N/A