The Third Judicial District is seeking qualified applicants to fill a Law Clerk position in the Clay County Courthouse in Spencer, IA. This is intended to be a 12 month clerkship opportunity beginning March 1, 2021, or earlier if available. Depending on funding, availability, and performance, this clerkship may be extended up to an additional year.
Employees in this position perform research and administrative functions for multiple judges. Knowledge of substantive and procedural law and statutes applicable to jurisdiction of the district court. Ability to interact with the public, judges, attorneys, and government officials in a variety of situations and circumstances. Ability to formulate and express ideas on complex technical and legal subjects clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Submit resume, cover letter, Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment, transcripts and short writing sample to District Court Administrator Peggy Frericks at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add "Law Clerk - Clay County" in the subject line of your email.
Open until filled.
Graduation from an accredited law school is required. High standard of academic excellence and considerable experience in legal research and writing are desirable.
Additional Salary Information: Eligible for State of Iowa benefits.
Internal Number: D3 13047-003
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