Job Details

District Court Law Clerk **

Company name

The First Judicial District

Organization Type


Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Oct 19, 2020

Valid Through

Feb 01, 2021

Posted on

Jun 26, 2020


USD 26 Annually


Saint Paul, MN, United States

Employment Type



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District Court Law Clerk
DUTIES: Reviews, studies and researches laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and related legal authorities. Prepares legal memoranda, statement of issues involved and proposed orders, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations to the judge. Compiles references on laws and decisions necessary for legal determinations. Confers with judge concerning legal questions, construction of documents and granting of orders. Attends court sessions to hear oral arguments. Prepares and summarizes case files in advance of hearings and monitors cases under advisement. Prepares jury instructions and verdict forms. Responds to phone calls and written inquiries from public and attorneys.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school and possession of a JD Degree. Knowledge of general law, state law, established precedent, and sources of legal reference. Knowledge of court practices and procedures. Knowledge of legal terminology and concepts. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people, including attorneys and pro se parties. Ability to research complex legal problems or questions and apply legal principles. Ability to represent the court in a respectful manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Familiarity with Microsoft products, including legal research software is preferred.

Additional info

Send attach law school transcripts, a brief writing sample, and resume. Job #LC-2020

Company info

David Knutson
Honorable Judge
The First Judicial District
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-284-3863

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