Each Brown County judicial law clerk performs legal research and drafts decisions for the eight circuit judges.
- Reviews, studies, searches, and annotates laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, appeals and other litigated matters.
- Reads and digests opinions, briefs, and motions and extracts excerpts pertinent to points of law and fact.
- Prepares decisions, 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.
- Attends courtroom proceedings, including trials and motion hearings.
- Manages, coordinates and educates law students and college student interns.
- Performs related functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
- Must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Must be a member of the Wisconsin State Bar or be studying for the Bar.
- Must comply with CLE requirements to maintain active license to practice law.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of law procedures and practices.
- Knowledge of and ability to utilize a computer and the required software.
- Ability to conduct legal research using both texts and Westlaw (online research).
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Ability to be versatile.
- Ability to handle multiple cases at one time.
- Ability to work the required hours of the position.
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