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Law Clerk – Intern, Education Minnesota

Posted 1 month ago

InternSt Paul, MN, US7 days agoRequisition ID: 1259APPLYTO LAW CLERK – INTERN

EDUCATION MINNESOTA
POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE:                 Law Clerk (Job# 2021-02)
DEPARTMENT:                     Legal Department
SUPERVISOR:                     General Counsel
LOCATION:                           St. Paul Office
HOURS/STATUS:                  Full-time / Non-exempt
EMPLOYEE GROUP:           Unclassified
PROBATIONARY PERIOD:  Temporary Assignment

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

The law clerk will conduct legal research and writing for 7-attorney legal department with Education Minnesota. The position may include assisting attorneys with grievance arbitrations, licensure matters, long-term disability appeals, or other matters arriving from unionized public school district settings.  Law clerks receive a substantive work experience and gain exposure to Minnesota laws pertaining to public education, data practices, and labor and employment law.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with legal research and writing projects overseen by staff attorneys and the General Counsel
  • Update legal guides and record-keeping systems with summaries of recent court and arbitration decisions
  • Assist attorneys in preparation for arbitrations and administrative hearings
  • Accurately record hours worked and assignments completed for documentation and billing purposes
  • Participate in legal meetings with attorneys to review viability of cases for arbitration
  • Perform other duties as assigned


CONTACTS:

  • Education Minnesota leaders and members    
  • Education Minnesota, AFT, and NEA staff 
  • Governmental agencies and officials        
  • Vendors, including hotel staff
  • School district personnel            
  • Community and civic leaders
  • MN Legislative personnel            
  • AFL-CIO
  • General public    


MACHINES AND/OR TOOLS OPERATED:

  • Computer and Printer        
  • Phone        
  • Fax Machine
  • LCD Projector            
  • Copiers    
  • Mobile communication devices


CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION: 

Maintain confidential on member’s information as applicable


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

HS diploma or GED

Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an accredited law school 


PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS: 

Academic and/or working experience in labor, employment, and/or education law

Proficiency in legal research databases such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, or BloombergBNA

Currently in 2L year of law school


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Employee is required to: Continuously sit, talk and hear; frequently stand, walk and repetitively use hands dexterously, reach with hands and arms, bend and physically lift and carry up to 25 pounds; occasionally travel by various conveyances (e.g., air, rail, auto) and lift up to 50 pounds.


EDUCATION MINNESOTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Education Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where diversity is valued, supported and celebrated to benefit applicants, employees, members and students. All employment decisions are based on qualifications; merit and business need with preference given to people of color.


POSTING DEADLINE: For best consideration, apply online and include a resume, cover letter, and at least one writing sample of no more than ten (10) pages by 11:59 PM on Monday, May 17, 2021.

Apply Online