High Court of Karnataka Recruitment 2016

High Court of Karnataka Recruitment 2016: Law Clerks-cum-Research Assistants:


With a view to encourage brilliant and talented Law Graduates to join the legal profession and to give them exposure to various facets of litigation and branches of law and familiarity with Court procedures, the proposal for appointing Law Clerks-cum-Research Assistants in the High Court of Karnataka till 31.01.2017

Notification Details:

  1. The last date for submission of application form for applying for the post is 30.04.2016
  2. The application form submitted after the duly will not be accepted.

Vacancy Details:

Total Number of vacancies: 29 posts for Law Clerks-cum-Research Assistants

Required Qualifications:

  1. Only those who have taken a recognized Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks, after undergoing a regular course and who have enrolled as an Advocate with the Karnataka State Bar Council on or after 01.01.2014 and who shall not have completed the age of 30 years as on the last date of application are eligible to apply.
  2. Applications of ineligible candidates will be summarily rejected without any notice.
  3. The assignment will be from the date of appointment till 31.01.2017, which will be subject to extension.

Age Limit:

  1. The age of the candidate should be 30 years. The age of the applicant should be as on 1st March 2016.
  2. The upper age of the candidates in relaxable for the following specified categories to the extent indicated below:-
  3. By 5 years for candidates’ are belonging to ST communities.
    By 5 years for candidates’ are belonging to SC communities.
    By 3 years for candidates’ are belonging to OBC communities.

Selection Process:

  1. A Committee of Honorable Judges constituted by Honorable the Chief Justice will select the candidates on the basis of academic record, achievements in co-curricular activities and performance in the interview.
  2. If there are large number of applicants, candidates will be short-listed for interview on the basis of academic record and achievements in co-curricular activities.
  3. The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of written examination and personal interview depending on the number of applications received.

Salary Structure:

The assignment will be from the date of appointment till 31.01.2017, which will be subject to extension. During the period of assignment the Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant will be paid a monthly honorarium of Rs. 15,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Thousand only).

How to Apply:

  1. The candidates who are eligible and willing to apply shall submit the application in the prescribed format annexed to this notification along with the relevant information and documents as stated therein.
  2. The candidates are required to send their application on or before 30.04.2016

Application/ Processing Fee:

  1. The interested candidates can apply for the post without any fee.
  2. However the candidates will not be given TA/DA for interview

Important Dates:

The candidates are required to send their application with all the relevant attested copies of documents on or before: 30.04.2016

Advertisement and Application Form Link Details:

The candidates can visit the below link for any further details http://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/recruitmentNotifications/law-clerk-cum-research.pdf


  1. The Law Clerks-cum-Research Assistants will be attached to the Honorable Judges of the High Court of Karnataka and he / she will assist the Honorable Judge not only in the Judicial work but also in the administrative work.
  2. The duties and responsibilities of a Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant are:
  3. Reading of case files, preparation of the case including case summary and notes and chronology of events;
  4. Identifying facts and issues and questions that may arise or may have to be addressed;
  5. Presence in the Court during the hearing of cases, taking notes of arguments and citations;
  6. Research work on case law, books and articles for the purpose of assisting the Honorable Judge in the preparation of judgments; and
  7. Assisting the Honorable Judge to prepare speeches and academic papers.
  8. If he is dismissed or removed from service or compulsorily retired by any high court, government or statutory or local authority or other employer.
  9. Those applicants called for viva-voce will have to appear before the recruitment committee in the presence of the High Court of Karnataka.
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Updated: April 12, 2016 — 8:35 am

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