Expand your court experience or begin your legal career as a District Court Law Clerk! Law Clerk positions are staffed in all seven counties of the First Judicial District, including Carver, Dakota, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley.
A Judicial Law Clerk position offers the opportunity to work within the Minnesota Judicial Branch at the Trial Court level, and gain insight into judicial and court processes, with a court perspective on the administration of justice. Judicial Law Clerks work directly with a District Court Judge performing legal research and drafting memoranda and orders.
Use your legal research and writing skills, work as part of a judge team, and observe all types of court calendars and proceedings. The First Judicial District operates on a daily calendar system. Law Clerks have the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments and observe many different types of court proceedings.
The First Judicial District accepts applications for the law clerk position on an on-going basis. Judges who experience a law clerk vacancy are provided access to all current applications on file. Positions are typically filled quickly from the pool of applicants. Applications will remain active for 60 days.
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, a defined benefit pension plan, tax-deferred compensation, 10 paid holidays per year along with sick and vacation leave.