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Law Clerk 1 (D5 13047-009)

Date Posted
April 8, 2020
Type
Full Time

Job Details

Date

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Position Title

Law Clerk 1

Location

Polk County Courthouse
500 Mulberry St
Des Moines, IA  50309

Salary

Annual salary $49,899.20
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits

Position Summary

The Fifth Judicial District is seeking qualified applicants to fill a Law Clerk position.
This is intended to be a twelve month clerkship opportunity beginning in August, 2020, or earlier if available, and ending July 31, 2021.  Depending on funding, availability, and performance, this clerkship may be extended up to an additional year.

Responsibilities

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.

Requirements

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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