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Judicial Law Clerk/Law Clerk I - Honorable David Brown

Saint Paul, MN
Full Time
Job #: 06492-00292760 Salary: $20 Hourly
Expand your court experience or begin your legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk/Law Clerk I in the Second Judicial District! A Judicial Law Clerk position offers the opportunity to work within the Minnesota Judicial Branch at the Trial Court level, and gain insight into judicial and court processes, with a court perspective on the administration of justice.

The Second Judicial District is accepting applications for a Judicial Law Clerk/Law Clerk I for the Honorable David Brown, who is chambered at the Ramsey County Courthouse in downtown Saint Paul. The law clerk performs administrative, courtroom, and legal research/writing functions under the direct supervision of a district court judge.

Anticipated start date for this position is August 2021.

Example of Duties
Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the day-to-day management of the Judge's office, maintains the Judge's daily schedule, and responds to inquiries.
  • Conducts legal research and prepares written reports, memoranda, orders, judgments, and decrees.
  • Prepares various documents related to judicial duties; attends all court sessions and performs court-related duties such as recording necessary case information and maintaining records attendant to court proceedings.
  • Ensures that all files, complaints, and other papers are available when needed and in proper order.
  • Performs duties associated with the selection and management of the jury during jury trials; performs courtroom duties including calling calendars, administering oaths, and swearing in jury panels and witnesses.
  • Assists in various court proceedings such as motions, pretrial, and trial; performs other administrative and clerical functions as required.

Typical Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of one or more years of law school or graduation from law school and/or licensed to practice law in Minnesota.
  • Excellent legal research and writing abilities.
  • Good computer skills, including knowledge of Westlaw and Microsoft Word or other word processing programs.
  • Ability to organize and manage own work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong sense of professionalism.
  • Ability to deal professionally and courteously with court personnel, attorneys, the public, and media.

Successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check.

Supplemental Information
Starting salary for a law school student is $20.41 hourly. Starting salary for a law school graduate is $26.97 hourly.

Closing Date: 10th December, 2020

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