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Supreme Court Law Clerk

Location: Pierre, Sioux Falls, Rapid City

Agency: Unified Judicial System

Starting Salary: $53,818.66/annually

Closing Date: 08/01/2017

Please indicate your location preference on the application

 

Position Purpose: This is a benefitted position that serves at the pleasure of the Supreme Court for a one-year period (August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019). This position performs professional legal work through legal research and writing during all phases of the appeal process to assist the Justices of the South Dakota Supreme Court. Duties may include:

 

  • performing legal work through research and writing to assist the Justices of the Supreme Court;
  • assisting with implementation of Supreme Court processes and documentation;
  • performing other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited law school and possession of a Juris Doctorate. No experience is required. 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Knowledge of:

  • the law;
  • the functions of the Supreme Court;
  • the court system;
  • the legal and judicial system as a whole.

 

Ability to:

  • conduct effective research and make informed decisions;
  • review or observe cases and select laws that are applicable;
  • use accurate legal citations;
  • compose legal documents;
  • proofread and edit legal documents;
  • effectively prioritize workload;
  • communicate complex legal ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing;
  • establish effective working relationships with a variety of people.

 

To Apply: Submit five copies of a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, class rank, LSAT score, and writing sample to:

 

Director of Human Resources

Unified Judicial System

500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501

Phone: (605) 773-4867; Fax (605) 773-8437

An Equal Opportunity Employer






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