Law Clerk

Saint Paul, MN
Full Time
Job #: LC-LMCIT-8/2019
Position Objective
*All applicants must complete the online Application for Employment and submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (not longer than 10 pages)*
**Interviews will be held early to mid September**

Our Mission
The League of Minnesota Cities promotes excellence in local government through effective advocacy, expert analysis, and trusted guidance for all Minnesota cities.

Position Summary
To assist both the LMCIT in-house staff attorneys and outside assigned counsel in defending claims and lawsuits brought against member cities by researching legal issues and drafting motions and memorandum for litigation.

Essential Functions of the Position
  • Researches and prepares memoranda relating to particular claims against LMCIT.
  • Researches and prepares educational memoranda relating to common types of municipal liability claims.
  • Assists defense counsel in trial and trial preparation.
  • Enters, keeps current and maintains LMCIT research files.

Examples of Performance Criteria
  • Finds relevant case law in a timely manner.
  • Thoroughly and effectively applies relevant facts to law (legal analysis).
  • Meets deadlines in light of competing priorities.
  • Demonstrates ability to prepare clear and concise reports and legal memoranda.
  • Work product requires minimal revisions.
  • Meets or exceeds results/timelines and other department performance measures.

Minimum Requirements
  • Completion of at least one year of law school and current enrollment in law school.
  • Coursework in legal research.
  • Work or volunteer experience with government at various levels, particularly municipal government. (Coursework in state and local government law may be substituted.)
  • Work or school experience conducting computerized legal research.

  • Course work in general municipal or government tort law, employment law, land use and civil rights (Section 1983 litigation) desired.
  • Become certified as a Student Attorney by the Minnesota Supreme Court to allow for participation in Litigation process.

Extent of Supervision/Supervision of Others
  • Works somewhat independently within assigned projects, with supervision by the Litigation Management Attorney and guidance provided by assigned defense attorneys on assigned projects. When certified as a student attorney, works under the supervision of assigned counsel.
  • This position is not responsible for the supervision of others.

Responsibility for Public Contact
Some public and member contact requiring professionalism, tact and courtesy.

Closing Date: 2nd September, 2019
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