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Law Clerk 1 (D2 13047-004)

Date Posted
May 26, 2021
Full Time

Job Details


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Position Title

Law Clerk 1


Webster County Courthouse
701 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501


Annual salary $50,939.20
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits

Position Summary

The Second Judicial District is seeking qualified applicants to fill a Law Clerk position in the Webster County Courthouse in Fort Dodge, IA.  This is intended to be a 12 month clerkship opportunity beginning in August, 2021. 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.


Graduation from an accredited law school is required (applicants may apply before they have officially graduated).  High standard of academic excellence and considerable experience in legal research and writing are desirable.

Final candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

The Iowa Judicial Branch is an E-Verify employer.

Contact Information

How to Apply

Submit resume, cover letter, the Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment, and short writing sample to Bill Watson, Assistant District Court Administrator, at

Posting Close Date

All application materials must be received by Wednesday, June 16, 2021.



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