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ProfileJudicial Law Clerk The candidate 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 justice or judge. Compiles references on laws and decisions necessary for legal determinations. Confers with justice, 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; maintain records attendant to court proceedings. May perform courtroom duties including calling the calendar; swearing in jury panels and witness; taking court minutes; and assisting in various court proceedings such as arraignments, motions, hearings, pre-trial conferences and trials. Must have graduate of an accredited law school. Should have knowledge of general law, state law, established precedent, and sources of legal reference. Knowledge of general law, state law, established precedent, and sources of legal reference is required. Knowledge of court practices and procedures is needed. Knowledge of legal terminology and concepts is must.
Minnesota Fifth Judicial District Court
405 Fourth Street
P.O. Box 177
Jackson, MN 56143