Law Clerk

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$4,132 – $5,719 a month

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Judicial Branch OverviewThe Colorado Judicial Branch is a premier state government agency focusing on state trial courts and offender probation. Across the many varied career paths within the organization we universally recruit ambitious individuals to become valued public servants and future leaders. We are seeking applicants who want to contribute in making the Judicial Branch the “employer of choice” in Colorado. In addition, our desire is to hire professionals who consistently demonstrate integrity, embrace change, and contribute to the bottom line success of their smaller work team and the larger goals of the organization.
In return, you will gain valuable experience with a progressive organization known as one of the top judicial systems in the nation. The Judicial Branch allows employees to work with creativity in a unique culture defined by ethics, where execution, excellence and high performance are rewarded. Career opportunities abound within the organization as the average Judicial employee has tenure of 10+ years of service.
In a recent statewide employee survey an overwhelming majority of our employees ranked “sufficient work/life balance” as the #1 benefit of their job. Additionally, Judicial Branch employees take great pride in serving an organization that provides high-quality services to Colorado residents. Providing a positive work environment and culture with a competitive total rewards compensation package, the Colorado Judicial Branch is the solid career opportunity for which you have been seeking!

General Statement of DutiesProvides assistance and research to a district court judge in the Colorado Judicial Department.

Minimum QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Education and ExperienceA bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and successful completion of two years at an accredited law school.

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There is an immediate opening for a law clerk in the 19th Judicial District. Law clerk positions are one-year temporary assignments with a judicial officer or team of judicial officers. Responsibilities of this position include legal research, writing and other duties related to serving as a law clerk for judicial officers who preside over water and civil matters. Work will be supervised by Chief Judge James Hartmann and District Court Judge Todd Taylor and is reviewed through conference and written reports. Preference is given to applicants with an interest in Colorado water and civil law. Applicants who possess a J.D. will be given preference. Applicants must also complete the online application and include resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript and references.

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