Law Clerk is expected to assist Hon’ble Judges not only in the Judicial work but also in Administrative work.


i. Reading of case files, preparation of the case including case summary and notes, chronology of events,

ii. identifying facts and issues, questions that may arise or may need to be addressed

iii. Research work including case Laws, Articles, Papers and in assisting in preparation of judgments, corrections and editing.

iv. Presence in Court during hearing of cases, notes of arguments, research on citations.


i. Maintaining case files.

ii. Preparation of research or academic papers, speeches assistance in important conferences.

iii. Being aware of court procedures viz., method of filing of various categories of cases, provisions of law, movement of cases before and after filing, etc.,

iv. Statistical reports including timely delivery of judgments.

v. Maintenance of books, other research papers and materials and such other works entrusted by the Hon’ble Judge to whom the Law Clerk is attached from time-to-time.

vi. The assignment as Law Clerk is on full-time basis.

Important Notes:

The last date fixed for the receipt of the applications mentioned herein would be the crucial date to calculate the two year period as mentioned above.

Selection will be made by the Hon’ble Committee appointed by the Hon’ble Chief Justice.

No Travelling Allowance will be paid to the Candidates who are required to appear before the Hon’ble Committee at Chennai.

Selected Candidates will be posted either in the Principal Seat at Madras or at Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, Madurai.

Eligibility Criteria/ Skills Required:

i. 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.

ii. Candidates who have passed all his/her Examinations in the first attempt are alone eligible to apply.

iii. Candidates who have obtained his/her Law Degree not earlier than two years as on the date of Notification are only eligible to apply for the assignment as Law Clerk.

iv. 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.


How to Apply?:

Candidates possessing the required qualifications may submit their applications duly signed containing full particulars viz.,

Name of the Applicant,

Father's Name,

Academic Qualifications,


Date of Birth,

Address for Communication with contact Telephone/ Mobile Number and

a Passport size Photograph affixed on the right side top of the Application supported by copies of Educational Certificates including the statement of marks obtained in Law Degree (duly self attested by the candidate).

Original Testimonials need not be enclosed.

The right to call for appearance before the Hon'ble Committee is reserved.

Applications must be sent through Registered Post with Acknowledgement Due and superscribed on the envelope as "Application for the post of Law Clerk to the Hon'ble Judges", and addressed to

The Registrar General,

High Court,

Madras-600 104,

on or before 16.08.2017.

About The High Court of Judicature at Madras

The High Court of Judicature at Madras, one of the three High Courts in India established at the Presidency Towns by Letters Patent granted by Her Majesty Queen Victoria, bearing date 26th June 1862, is the highest Court in the State of Tamil Nadu, exercising Original Jurisdiction over the City of Madras and Appellate Jurisdiction over the entire State as well as extra-ordinary Original Jurisdiction, Civil and Criminal, under the Letters Patent and Special Original Jurisdiction for the issue of writs under the Constitution of India.