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District Court Law Clerk

Date Posted: 06/07/2013
Employer: Natrona County District Court
Location: Casper, WY
Job Type: At Will

The Natrona County District Court, located in Casper, Wyoming, seeks to hire as a Law Clerk the most qualified individual possessing strong communication, research and analytical skills. This position is intended to be full-time and on site. Employment will commence no earlier than August 1, 2013.

Summary:
This position involves work as a trial court law clerk, with some appellate law clerk duties. The position involves performance of professional legal research and other related work in the preparation of memoranda, opinions, jury instructions, or orders for a judge. Work is performed under the general supervision of the judge and is reviewed through conferences and submitted work. The Law Clerk will gain practical experience while acquiring valuable insight into the judicial process.

Duties:
General expected duties for this position include: reviewing, studies, searches, and annotation of laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and related legal authorities; research of the law for issues arising during hearings and trials; preparation of briefs, legal memoranda, statement of issues involved, opinions, and judgments for review by the judge, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations to the judge; preparation of jury instructions and verdict forms; compiling references on laws and decisions necessary for legal determinations; conferring with the judge concerning legal questions, construction of documents and orders; observing judicial proceedings; attending conferences with litigants, attorneys and the judge; and, attending court sessions to hear oral arguments, record necessary case information, and maintain notes attendant to court proceedings. The Law Clerk will be expected to satisfactorily perform and complete such work as a judge may assign and direct, and may involve some travel to other courts. This job description and outline of duties in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. The Law Clerk is expected to perform such other duties as may be necessary, assigned and/or directed.

Minimum Qualification:
The applicant must be a graduate from an accredited law school and be admitted to practice law in Wyoming within one year of appointment. Preference will be given for legal experience and/or a demonstrated ability to satisfactorily perform the work duties.

Terms:
Employment is “at will.” Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The annual gross salary is at least $50,000. Some state benefits are provided in addition to salary.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest in the position, together with a résumé or outline of qualifications and experience (including references), and one legal writing sample completed solely by the applicant not exceeding ten pages in length (on 8½ X 11 paper) to Hon. Daniel Forgey c/o Natrona County Townsend Justice Center, 115 North Center, Suite 200 Casper, WY 82601. Fax or e-mail applications will not be considered.

Deadline:
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. June 21, 2013.

     

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