The Second Judicial District is accepting applications for a Judicial Law Clerk/Law Clerk I for the Honorable Sophia Vuelo. The law clerk performs administrative, courtroom, and legal research/writing functions under the direct supervision of a district court judge.
Example of Duties
Assists in the day-to-day management of the Judge's office and 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.
- Third year law student 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 minimum supervision;
- Ability to handle a wide variety of tasks simultaneously;
- Strong sense of professionalism;
- Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with court personnel, attorneys, the public and media.
Successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check.
Starting salary for a law student is $20.41 hourly. Starting salary for a graduate is $25.67 hourly.
This position is open until filled.
Apply online at www.mncourts.gov. In addition to completing the online application, please upload and attach a one page cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample (no more than ten (10) pages).
It is the policy of the Minnesota Judicial Branch that all decisions regarding employment are made without discrimination on the basis of disability. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability to participate in the employee selection process by contacting 2ndDistrict HR@courts.state.mn.us.