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Dakota County: Student Law Clerk, Civil Division

09 Sep 2018 10:39 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

POSTING CLOSES 4:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY, September 19, 2018 Position: Student Law Clerk, Dakota County Attorney Civil Division. Certification or eligibility for certification under Student Practice Rule required. Eligibility for Work Study funding required. Work Location: Dakota County Attorney’s Office, Judicial Center, 1560 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033 Rate of Pay: $16.00 per hour. No County benefits provided. Hours: Part time position. Hours dependent on work study availability. To apply: Mail or email a letter of inquiry and resume to: Jennye Croft, Legal Administrative Manager Dakota County Attorney’s Office 1560 Highway 55 Hastings, MN 55033 Email: attorney@co.dakota.mn.us

Job Responsibilities  To provide legal research for the preparation of legal advice for County officials, department heads and employees and in support of litigation involving the County.  To draft memoranda, pleadings, and similar documents to be used as the basis for legal advice issued by the County Attorney’s Office to County officials, department heads and employees and in connection with litigation involving the County.  To assist with trial preparation.  To represent the County in district court cases as a Certified Student Attorney under the supervision of an assistant county attorney.  To perform other miscellaneous task as requested by the County Attorney or an assistant county attorney. 

Performance Criteria  Certification or eligibility for certification under Student Practice Rule  Ability to perform basic legal research and writing  Ability to analyze legal problems by applying the facts of the matter to the underlying legal principles and law  Ability to present legal arguments in a clear and concise manner, in both oral and written form  Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged communications  Ability to think independently  Ability to use discretion in making independent judgments in dealing with the public and department heads or their representatives  Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public and to maintain harmonious working relationships with others

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