Summer Law Clerk

Rochester, MN
Full Time
Practice Areas: NA
The City Attorney's Office is seeking either two part-time law clerks or one full-time law clerk for seasonal employment during the Summer of 2019. The person in this position will be under the direction and supervision of a licensed attorney.

Work Schedule:
  • The Office's normal hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Part-time law clerks will work +/- 20 hours/week
  • Full-time law clerk will work approximately 35-40 hours/week

Start Date:
Flexible, preferably mid to late May

$16.00/hr OR Academic Externship Credits

Applications accepted until the position is filled, with priority consideration for applications by submitted by April 28, 2019.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Conduct legal research and writing
  • Courtroom appearances including in-custody arraignments, out-of-custody arraignments, initial appearances, and other trial calendar matters
  • Negotiate plea offers with opposing counsel and self-represented litigants
  • Work with victim and witness liaisons
  • Assist with trial preparations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications:
  • Completion of at least one year at an ABA accredited law school
  • Current Certified Student Attorney or ability to become certified promptly upon hire

Special Requirement
Must be federal work study eligible or must use summer clerk position to earn academic externship credits

Desirable Qualifications
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Westlaw

Additional information:
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Knowledge of basic criminal law and procedure
  • Skill in professional communication and developing effective working relationships
  • Ability of appraise and organize facts
  • Ability to think quickly on one's feet and adapt to evolving case situations
  • Ability to interact professionally with the bench, other attorneys, and the public

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