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District Court Law Clerk

Company name

Fourth Judicial District Court of Minnesota - Hennepin county

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Job Type

Judicial Clerkship

Date Last Verified

Oct 19, 2020

Valid Through

Feb 01, 2021

Posted on

Apr 12, 2020


USD 26 Hourly


Minneapolis, MN, United States

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District Court Law Clerk
The candidate will have 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. Work directly with a District Court Judge performing professional legal research, preparation of memoranda, opinions, and orders and related clerical/administrative work. This position supports the functions of a District Court Judge to uphold the court's mission of providing justice through a system that assures equal access for the fair and timely resolution of cases and controversies. Review, study, research, and annotate laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and related legal authorities. Prepare briefs, legal memoranda, and jury instructions, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations to the judge or referee. Compile references on laws and decisions necessary for legal determinations. Confer with judge, referee or court official concerning legal questions, construction of documents and granting of orders. Attend court sessions to hear oral arguments and record necessary case information; maintain records attendant to court proceedings. Courtroom duties, including: taking court minutes; calling the calendar; swearing in jury panels and witness; and assisting in various court proceedings such as arraignments, motions, hearings, pre-trial conferences, and trials. Administrative duties as assigned. Should have Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school. Must have knowledge of general law, state law, established precedent, and sources of legal reference. Should have knowledge of court practices and procedures. Knowledge of legal terminology and concepts is required. Must have ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Should have ability to research complex legal problems or questions and apply legal principles. Ability to work in an inclusive, multicultural environment that values diversity and relationships is required.

Additional info

Job #9032. Send resume, transcript, and writing sample attached.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Fourth Judicial District Court of Minnesota - Hennepin county
Hennepin County Courthouse
300 South 6th Street , Suite C-1251
Minneapolis, MN 55415