Law Clerk – Temporary (Summer)
McKenzie County State’s Attorney's Office, Watford City, ND
The McKenzie County State’s Attorney will accept applications from March 6, 2014, through March 27, 2014, for the position of Temporary Law Clerk. The position is in the State’s Attorney’s office at the McKenzie County Courthouse, Watford City, North Dakota. The description below contains a general summary of duties and responsibilities for the post. This is an exceptional opportunity to receive actual court experience in a vibrant county of a thriving state.
Number of Openings: One Type of Recruitment: External
Starting Salary: $20 per hour, approximately 40-hour week, Monday through Friday.
Duration: Flexible, eight to ten weeks during May through August, 2014.
Must be a second-year law school student from an accredited law school working toward a Juris Doctor.
Must be eligible for practice under the North Dakota Rule on Limited Practice of Law by Law Students.
Successful applicant will be subject to a post-offer criminal background check.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Appear in court as directed for civil, criminal, juvenile, and traffic cases, including hearings, trials, and appeals.
Assist with legal research and the drafting of legal correspondence, pleadings, motions, briefs, and orders.
Assist attorneys and staff with legal work and other work that is quasi-legal in nature.
Perform other duties as required and assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with purpose and content of documents required and used within the court system.
Proficiency with WestlawNext and Microsoft Office, and possess excellent typing skills.
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Understand legal jargon appropriate to the position.
How to Apply:
A complete application consists of the following six components:
1. Application for Employment (available at county.mckenziecounty.net/DepartmentsDisplay/Human-Resources/);
3. List of three professional references;
4. Legal writing sample (not to exceed ten pages and not a law review article or case comment);
5. Law school transcript (unofficial); and
6. Cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and how the applicant’s experience is related to the description of duties and responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and knowledge, skills and abilities.
Applications must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 4:30PM CDT, March 27. Untimely or incomplete applications will not merit further consideration.
Applicants who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Jake Rodenbiker at 701-444-3733 or email@example.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The employing agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.