Law Clerk – Circuit Courts

Application Deadline: 2023-05-30
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Each Brown County judicial law clerk performs legal research and drafts decisions for the eight circuit judges.
Essential Duties
Reviews, studies, searches, and annotates laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, appeals and other litigated matters.

Reads and digests opinions, briefs, and motions and extracts excerpts pertinent to points of law and fact.

Prepares decisions, legal memoranda and statement of issues involved, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations to the judge.

Compiles references on laws and decisions necessary for legal determinations.

Attends courtroom proceedings, including trials and motion hearings.

Manages, coordinates and educates law students and college student interns.

Performs related functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:

Must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school.

Licenses and Certifications:

Must be a member of the Wisconsin State Bar or be studying for the Bar.

Must comply with CLE requirements to maintain active license to practice law.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of law procedures and practices.

Knowledge of and ability to utilize a computer and the required software.

Ability to conduct legal research using both texts and Westlaw (online research).

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Ability to be versatile.

Ability to handle multiple cases at one time.

Ability to work the required hours of the position.

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