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Research Support Associates


The Courts Service


Smithfield, Dublin 7


The Courts Service is seeking suitably qualified and committed individuals to take up full-time fixed-term roles as Research Support Associates (RSA) in the Research Support Office (RSO). These individuals will provide high quality legal research services to support members of the Irish Judiciary along with being involved in initiatives to develop legal research and support services for the judiciary. Research Support Associates will engage directly with members of the Irish Judiciary. They will not be assigned directly to an individual judge but will undertake research projects and support information dissemination across the judiciary via newsletters and updates on case law for example. Duties (indicative, but not exhaustive. • Engage with members of the Irish Judiciary to understand their legal research requirements; • Provide high-quality, accurate and timely legal research for the Irish Judiciary through the extensive use of primary and secondary legal materials and electronic databases; • Produce a range of legal research outputs including customised research memoranda and generalised outputs (e.g. bench books on specific areas of law) which are well-written, accurate, concise and accessible;  • Keep abreast of recent legal developments and update the Judiciary of same; • Upload and maintain up-to-date legal content on internal judicial support platforms; • Deliver briefings to members of the Judiciary and Judicial Assistants on legal research conducted by the office on various areas of law; • Provide high-quality editing, proof-reading and summarisation services for the Irish Judiciary; • Conduct legal research in response to requests from European and international judicial networks on matters of Irish law and the Irish legal system; • Provide peer-review support to colleagues;  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Legal Research and Library Service to deliver innovative information and research services to support the Irish Judiciary; • Promote the Research Support Office across the Judiciary and the Courts Service; • Develop networks with other legal research and library services, bodies and communities with a view to drawing upon their knowledge and working collaboratively where appropriate;  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the Research Support Office and wider Legal Research and Library Service by sharing ideas and experience;  • Provide information sessions to visiting delegations of international dignitaries on the Irish legal system.     Further information on the role and specific requirements is available in the information booklet. The information booklet and application forms are available on or by request to     The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 on Tuesday, 18th August 2020. The Courts Service is an equal opportunities employer.     Please note that this advertisement is being hosted by the Public Appointments Service on The Public Appointments Service has no involvement in, or responsibility for, the recruitment and selection process or the terms and conditions which relate to this post.

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