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Law Clerk 1 (D5 13047-001/005/007)

Date Posted
August 31, 2020
Full Time

Job Details


Monday, August 31, 2020

Position Title

Law Clerk 1


Polk County Courthouse
500 Mulberry St
Des Moines, IA  50309


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

Position Summary

The Fifth Judicial District is seeking qualified applicants to fill three Law Clerk positions.
This is intended to be a clerkship opportunity ending July 31, 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.  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 a resume, cover letter, Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment, and writing sample.

Click here to apply

Posting Close Date

Open until filled.


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