North Dakota Court System
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Mail Stop 180
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$50,000 - $69,999
Interested applicants must also submit a resume, writing sample, and a copy of law school transcript.
$5,738 monthly; plus excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums and retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: http://www.ndcourts.gov/state-court-administration/human-resources/career-opportunities/benefits.
The Law Clerk is responsible for providing assistance to judges or justices by providing legal research, preparing draft opinions, preparing case summaries, and preparing legal memoranda. Works closely under the direction of the judge or justice.
1. Conducts legal research, analyzes legal issues and examines applicable laws prior to court decisions.
Reads briefs, prior opinions, transcripts, court records, and documents.
Analyzes legal issues and arguments.
Performs legal research for statutes, legal precedents, regulations, or legislative history on relevant issues pertaining to the case(s).
Provides interpretations applicable to the case(s) under the jurisdiction of the court.
2. Writes legal memoranda and statement of issues involved, including suggestions and recommendations to the justice or judge. Drafts proposed opinions as directed.
3. Compiles references on law and decisions necessary for legal determinations, shepardizes cases either manually or by computerized inquiry.
4. Reads and digests briefs, petitions, motions, opinions and extracts pertinent points of fact and law.
5. Reviews, edits, refines, and proofs opinions.
6. Attends hearings and/or trials where research may be required to assist the court.
7. Performs research and/or assist in the compilation of information and data needed for special projects that may be requested by judge(s).
8. Performs other duties of a comparable level or type.
Requires a juris doctor degree from an accredited law school and some related experience in conducting legal research and legal writing.
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ndcourts. Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and copy of law school transcript.
The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.
Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.