Ramsey County – Judicial Law Clerk – Honorable Stephen Smith

The Second Judicial District is accepting applications for a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Stephen Smith. The law clerk performs administrative, courtroom, and legal research/writing functions under the direct supervision of a district court judge.

Example of Duties

Assists in the day-to-day management of the Judge’s office and maintains the Judge’s daily schedule and responds to inquiries. Conducts legal research and prepares written reports, memoranda, orders, judgments and decrees. Prepares various documents related to judicial duties; attends all court sessions and performs court related duties such as recording necessary case information and maintaining records attendant to court proceedings. Ensures that all files, complaints, and other papers are available when needed and in proper order. Performs duties associated with the selection and management of the jury during jury trials; performs courtroom duties including calling calendars, administering oaths and swearing in jury panels and witnesses. Assists in various court proceedings such as motions, pretrial and trial; performs other administrative and clerical functions as required

Typical Qualifications/Minimum Qualifications:

Assists in the day-to-day management of the Judge’s office and maintains the Judge’s daily schedule and responds to inquiries. Conducts legal research and prepares written reports, memoranda, orders, judgments and decrees. Prepares various documents related to judicial duties; attends all court sessions and performs court related duties such as recording necessary case information and maintaining records attendant to court proceedings. Ensures that all files, complaints, and other papers are available when needed and in proper order. Performs duties associated with the selection and management of the jury during jury trials; performs courtroom duties including calling calendars, administering oaths and swearing in jury panels and witnesses. Assists in various court proceedings such as motions, pretrial and trial; performs other administrative and clerical functions as required

Apply online at www.mncourts.gov.   In addition to completing the online application, please upload and attach a one page cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample (no more than ten (10) pages).