The 1st Judicial District has an opening for a Law Clerk 1 position in Dubuque County.The Law Clerk position is a great opportunity for law school graduates seeking to gain practical, hands-on experience, applying your knowledge to assist with cases being investigated and litigated by the State of Iowa courts. This opportunity will also enhance your knowledge and understanding of the litigation life cycle as you assist with the public, judges, attorneys, and government officials in a variety of situations and circumstances,
The starting salary for a Law Clerk 1 is $53,622.40 annually.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00A – 4:30P
To Apply: Candidates will need to submit a NEOGOV application, cover letter, resume, transcript and a writing sample. All applicants are subjected to a criminal background check. The Iowa Judicial Branch is an E-Verify employer.
Employees in this class perform research and administrative functions for judges of the district court. To be successful in this position you will need to have the following:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of substantive and procedural law
Demonstrates ability to utilize law library resources and working knowledge of research tools
The ability to formulate and express complex technical and legal subjects clearly
Passion for pursuing common goals in pursuit of public service
Critical thinking skills
The ability to maintain confidentiality
This is intended to be a one-year clerkship opportunity. Depending on funding, availability, and performance, this clerkship may be extended up to an additional year.
What’s in it for YOU:
Collaborative, positive work environment
Talented and passionate team members that will help you grow and learn
Opportunities to make a widespread difference in the lives of Iowa communities
Excellent benefits package
Paid Holidays/Vacation/ Sick Leave
Iowa Public Employees’ retirement System (IPERS) Retirement plan
Employee discount program
Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.
Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited law school is required. High standard of academic excellence and considerable experience in legal research and writing are desirable.