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City of St. Paul - Law Clerk, Part-time

18 Apr 2018 7:56 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)


$20.07 Hourly


Saint Paul, MN

Job Type



City Attorney

Job Number



4/27/2018 4:30 PM Central

General Duty Statement

The Saint Paul City Attorney's Office is accepting applications for a part-time (20 hours per week), entry-level law clerk position in its Civil Division.

Duties: Assist in providing legal services to the Public Housing Agency of the City of Saint Paul. Appear in housing court and other appropriate forums under the student practice rule. Legal research and writing, drafting memoranda, document preparation, and other general clerking duties are also expected.

The City of Saint Paul has established a Racial Equity Strategy with goals of ending racial disparity in the City as an organization, achieving racial equity in city services and engagement, and eliminating race-based disparities in our community. This citywide effort is designed to ensure that race does not predetermine opportunities in education, employment, housing, health and safety.


Must have a bachelor's degree, be enrolled in an accredited law school, and qualify under the Minnesota Supreme Court Student Practice Rules. Continued employment as a Law Clerk is contingent upon maintaining the enrollment and qualifications outlined above.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Law-clerk or related experience and academic achievement.
  • Completed at least one year of law school
  • Have strong research and writing skills
  • Applicants should have strong analytical and communication skills
  • Demonstrated potential for public service.
  • Proficiency in the use of Westlaw and/or other computer-assisted research programs
By Closing Date, you MUST


Email the following documents attached as separate files in PDF format to Louise Seeba, Assistant City Attorney, at louise.seeba@ci.stpaul.mn.us.

(1) Cover Letter
(2) Resume with References
(3) Writing Sample
(4) Law School Transcript


Selection Process Information

Unclassified: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements. This is an UNCLASSIFIED position and is therefore not governed by City Civil Service Rules.

Veteran's Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran's preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information. 

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Additional Applicant Information: The information you supply will be used to assess your qualifications for this position; to distinguish you from other applicants; and to contact you for an interview. The following information will be considered private data pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act: your name, home/work/email address, and home phone number. If you are considered a finalist for an employment vacancy, your name, education, training, and previous work experience will become public data. Private data is available only to you and to other persons in the City who have a bona fide need for the data. Upon court order, data may be disclosed in legal proceedings. Public data is available to anyone requesting it and consists of all data not designated in this notice as private.

AgencyCity of Saint Paul

Address25 West Fourth Street, Suite 200 City Hall Annex

Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102



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