District Court Law Clerk

Waseca, MN
Full Time
10-09-2019
Job #: 05780
Description:
The Honorable Carol Hanks, who is chambered in the Waseca County Court House in Waseca, Minnesota, is seeking a full-time District Court Law Clerk.

The work location for this position is the Wasecal County Court House, 367 N State Street, Waseca, MN 56093.

Judicial Law Clerks work directly with the District Court Judge performing legal research, drafting legal documents, jury instructions, correspondence, memoranda, and other writings as required. The law clerk and judge have a close working relationship that affords the clerk an opportunity to observe how judges reason and arrive at decisions.

A law clerk can expect a comprehensive experience in many facets of the law. In addition to work assignments, law clerks have the opportunity to observe court proceedings and learn first-hand how the court system operates.

Example of Duties
  • Reviews, studies, researches, and annotates laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and related legal authorities.
  • Prepares briefs, legal memoranda, and statement of issues involved, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations to the judge.
  • Compiles references on laws and decisions necessary for legal determinations.
  • Confers with judge or court official concerning legal questions, construction of documents and granting of orders.
  • Attends court sessions to hear oral arguments and records necessary case information.

Typical Qualifications
  • Reviews, studies, researches, and annotates laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and related legal authorities.
  • Prepares briefs, legal memoranda, and statement of issues involved, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations to the judge.
  • Compiles references on laws and decisions necessary for legal determinations.
  • Confers with judge or court official concerning legal questions, construction of documents and granting of orders.
  • Attends court sessions to hear oral arguments and records necessary case information.

Successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to appointment.
Supplemental Information
Please apply for this position online by clicking the Apply link near the top of this page. This is a full-time, exempt, and unrepresented position. (For instructions on creating and submitting your online application, click on the Online Application Guide at www.mncourts.gov / Careers/ Career Opportunities).

All applications must include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample and an unofficial transcript.

It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding employment are made without discrimination on the basis of disability. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability to participate in the employee selection process by contacting Human Resources at the contact information below.


Closing Date: 20th October, 2019
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