The Honorable Mary Leahy, who is chambered in the Winona County Courthouse in Winona, Minnesota, is seeking a full-time District Court Law Clerk. The work location for this position is the Winona County Courthouse, 171 West Third Street, Winona, MN 55987.

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 will assist the judge in managing cases through the court system as directed.

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
  • Graduate of an accredited law school.
  • Proficient in identifying and applying laws, regulations, rules of procedure, and rules of court to the subject matter.
  • Proficient in analyzing facts and be able to write in a concise, direct, well-organized, and descriptive style.
  • Articulate, self-motivated, and an excellent writer with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Windows operating system and legal research software such as Westlaw.

Closing Date: 31st March, 2019
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