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  • 09 Sep 2018 10:39 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    POSTING CLOSES 4:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY, September 19, 2018 Position: Student Law Clerk, Dakota County Attorney Civil Division. Certification or eligibility for certification under Student Practice Rule required. Eligibility for Work Study funding required. Work Location: Dakota County Attorney’s Office, Judicial Center, 1560 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033 Rate of Pay: $16.00 per hour. No County benefits provided. Hours: Part time position. Hours dependent on work study availability. To apply: Mail or email a letter of inquiry and resume to: Jennye Croft, Legal Administrative Manager Dakota County Attorney’s Office 1560 Highway 55 Hastings, MN 55033 Email: attorney@co.dakota.mn.us

    Job Responsibilities  To provide legal research for the preparation of legal advice for County officials, department heads and employees and in support of litigation involving the County.  To draft memoranda, pleadings, and similar documents to be used as the basis for legal advice issued by the County Attorney’s Office to County officials, department heads and employees and in connection with litigation involving the County.  To assist with trial preparation.  To represent the County in district court cases as a Certified Student Attorney under the supervision of an assistant county attorney.  To perform other miscellaneous task as requested by the County Attorney or an assistant county attorney. 

    Performance Criteria  Certification or eligibility for certification under Student Practice Rule  Ability to perform basic legal research and writing  Ability to analyze legal problems by applying the facts of the matter to the underlying legal principles and law  Ability to present legal arguments in a clear and concise manner, in both oral and written form  Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged communications  Ability to think independently  Ability to use discretion in making independent judgments in dealing with the public and department heads or their representatives  Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public and to maintain harmonious working relationships with others

  • 07 Jul 2018 3:28 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    POSTING CLOSES 4:30 P.M. FRIDAY, July 13, 2018

    Position: Student Law Clerk, Dakota County Attorney Civil Division.

    Certification or eligibility for certification under Student Practice Rule required.

    Eligibility for Work Study funding required.

    Work Location: Dakota County Attorney’s Office, Judicial Center, 1560 Highway 55, Hastings,

    MN 55033

    Rate of Pay: $16.00 per hour. No County benefits provided.

    Hours: Part time position. Hours dependent on work study availability.

    To apply: Mail or email a letter of inquiry and resume to:

    Jennye Croft, Legal Administrative Manager

    Dakota County Attorney’s Office

    1560 Highway 55

    Hastings, MN 55033

    Email: attorney@co.dakota.mn.us

  • 18 Apr 2018 7:56 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)


    $20.07 Hourly


    Saint Paul, MN

    Job Type



    City Attorney

    Job Number



    4/27/2018 4:30 PM Central

    General Duty Statement

    The Saint Paul City Attorney's Office is accepting applications for a part-time (20 hours per week), entry-level law clerk position in its Civil Division.

    Duties: Assist in providing legal services to the Public Housing Agency of the City of Saint Paul. Appear in housing court and other appropriate forums under the student practice rule. Legal research and writing, drafting memoranda, document preparation, and other general clerking duties are also expected.

    The City of Saint Paul has established a Racial Equity Strategy with goals of ending racial disparity in the City as an organization, achieving racial equity in city services and engagement, and eliminating race-based disparities in our community. This citywide effort is designed to ensure that race does not predetermine opportunities in education, employment, housing, health and safety.


    Must have a bachelor's degree, be enrolled in an accredited law school, and qualify under the Minnesota Supreme Court Student Practice Rules. Continued employment as a Law Clerk is contingent upon maintaining the enrollment and qualifications outlined above.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Law-clerk or related experience and academic achievement.
    • Completed at least one year of law school
    • Have strong research and writing skills
    • Applicants should have strong analytical and communication skills
    • Demonstrated potential for public service.
    • Proficiency in the use of Westlaw and/or other computer-assisted research programs
    By Closing Date, you MUST


    Email the following documents attached as separate files in PDF format to Louise Seeba, Assistant City Attorney, at louise.seeba@ci.stpaul.mn.us.

    (1) Cover Letter
    (2) Resume with References
    (3) Writing Sample
    (4) Law School Transcript


    Selection Process Information

    Unclassified: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements. This is an UNCLASSIFIED position and is therefore not governed by City Civil Service Rules.

    Veteran's Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran's preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information. 

    The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

    Additional Applicant Information: The information you supply will be used to assess your qualifications for this position; to distinguish you from other applicants; and to contact you for an interview. The following information will be considered private data pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act: your name, home/work/email address, and home phone number. If you are considered a finalist for an employment vacancy, your name, education, training, and previous work experience will become public data. Private data is available only to you and to other persons in the City who have a bona fide need for the data. Upon court order, data may be disclosed in legal proceedings. Public data is available to anyone requesting it and consists of all data not designated in this notice as private.

    AgencyCity of Saint Paul

    Address25 West Fourth Street, Suite 200 City Hall Annex

    Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55102



  • 18 Mar 2018 11:38 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    For Applications; please apply at https://cinfin.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700707&tz=GMT-06%3A00

    (job #1700707). 


    Student Opportunities - Law Clerk - (1700707) US-MN-Minneapolis 



    The Cincinnati Insurance Companies' Staff Counsel office in Coon Rapids, MN is currently seeking a second year law student for a paid law clerk position to serve in-house litigation.



    ·         legal research

    ·         drafting of legal memoranda

    ·         review and indexing of medical records 






    ·         good legal research and writing skills required 

    ·         organizational and time-management skills

    ·         ability to think critically, problem-solving and decision making skills

    ·         ability to read and understand complex legal documents

    ·         strong persuasion skills

    ·         experience in civil litigation (discovery, briefing, research) through previous employment experience a plus

    ·         Second year students only please; students other than second year students will not be considered).


    These temporary positions require 15 hours of work per week during the school year and 40 hours per week during summer. 


    Starting Rate of Pay: $15.00/hr


    The Cincinnati Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Cincinnati Financial Corporation, stands among the nation’s top 25 property casualty insurer groups, based on net written premiums, and has earned an A+ rating from A.M. Best. Our commitment to the independent agency system began in 1950 and is our company’s core strength and competitive advantage. We excel by offering agents and policyholders a local presence, unparalleled claims service, loss control consultation services, work-saving technology initiatives, and competitive products, rates and compensation. Selected associates receive a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including a matching 401(k). Equal Opportunity Employer. Best’s ratings are under continuous review and subject to change and/or affirmation. To confirm the current rating, please visit www.ambest.com




  • 14 Jan 2018 10:42 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Internship - Legal Intern * (Maplewood, MN)

    At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.

    3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation.  We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity.  We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

    Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

    Job Description:

    3M is seeking a Legal Intern for the Legal Affairs Group located in Maplewood, MN for summer 2018. Here, you go!

    As an intern you can grow through challenging work, get involved in meaningful projects and receive great coaching from our leaders.

    An internship is a temporary position within 3M. Interns typically work a full-time schedule throughout a 10-12 week assignment.  This position is limited to working 899 hours per service credit year.  3M provides eligible interns with temporary housing and round-trip travel reimbursement in accordance with current policy.

    About Legal Affairs:

    A Legal Intern will have the opportunity to work in 3M’s corporate law department, which includes a wide variety of legal disciplines and functions. The intern may get a chance to work in any number of areas on substantive legal research and analysis.  Some examples include: General Corporate Law, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Health Care, Consumer Law, Anti-Trust, Litigation, Compliance, Benefits, Privacy, Sourcing and others.  Specific assignments will be made after the candidate has accepted the position.

    Job Summary:

     As a legal intern, your primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

    • Performing legal research and analysis
    • Participating in office projects within the Legal Affairs department
    • Team with 3M attorneys to serve 3M’s in-house clientele

    Basic Qualifications: 

    • Currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited university

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

    Location:  Maplewood, Minnesota

    Travel: None

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. It is in a candidate’s best interest to apply early. 

    Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

    Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.
    U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.
    To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).
    The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only.  Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position.  The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

    Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M. 3M is an equal opportunity employer.  3M  will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

    Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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    Carefully read these Terms of Use before using this website. Your access to and use of this website and application for a job at 3M are conditioned on your acceptance and compliance with these terms.

    Please access the linked document by clicking here, select the country where you are applying for employment, and review. Before submitting your application you will be asked to confirm your agreement with the terms.

    Apply here!

  • 09 Dec 2017 11:06 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    Law Clerk - House Research Department (Temporary Position)

    The Research Department of the Minnesota House of Representatives is hiring two law clerks to provide legal research assistance for Legislative Analysts on any of the issues that may arise in the state legislative process.

    House Research is a nonpartisan office that provides research and legal services to the entire Minnesota House of Representatives. For more information about House Research, see http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hrd/about.aspx

    In general, the person hired must have successfully completed at least one year of law school and have excellent research and writing skills. A first-year law student that has successfully completed the first semester who also has other useful skills or knowledge may be considered. The pay range is $19.38 to $25.88 per hour, depending on qualifications and educational level. The job is temporary, part-time, estimated 10-20 hours/week, depending on need. Start date is flexible.

    Submit your current law school transcript, resume, and cover letter demonstrating skills and interest in this position to:

    EMAIL: HRDjobs@house.mn Email subject line must say: law clerk application FAX: 651-296-9887 USMAIL: House Research Department Attn: Law Clerk Applications 600 State Office Building St. Paul MN 55155 Priority will be given to applications received by December 28, 2017, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Please do not send duplicate applications. All applicants will be notified when hiring is completed. References and writing samples required at time of interview.


  • 08 Sep 2017 9:52 AM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)

    The mission of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) provides leadership and resources for sexual assault programs and allies to prevent sexual violence while promoting a comprehensive, socially just response for all victims/survivors. MNCASA is a voice for 70 sexual assault victim advocacy programs statewide and also engages in policy change that promotes prevention, public safety and public health. The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at MNCASA promotes a multidisciplinary, victim-centered and trauma-informed approach to improving the system response.

    MNCASA seeks to sponsor a candidate for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to begin in Fall 2018. MNCASA is looking for applicants with an interest in legal issues affecting victim/survivors of sexual assault, including campus sexual assault.

    The fellow will have the opportunity to develop a technical assistance program on campus sexual assault legal issues at MNCASA and explore opportunities for expanding legal resources to victim/survivors of sexual assault. Once selected, the fellow will work closely with MNCASA staff to fully develop the project proposal to Equal Justice Works, which is due September 27, 2017.

    Qualifications include:

    Required: JD anticipated by May 2018, recent law graduate, and/or experienced attorney looking to make a career change to public interest work.

    Preferred: Experience working with victims of violence, specifically (but not limited to) sexual assault. Former employment or internships in this area is a plus.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, a list of three references, and a 1-2 page preliminary project proposal related to MNCASA’s interest areas described above. No telephone calls please.

    The deadline for submitting the above information is September 15, 2017. Because of the tight turnaround before the Equal Justice Works application deadline, applicants will be contacted quickly for an interview and will be expected to draft their application for timely submission on September 27, 2017. MNCASA will assist with the application process.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Required experience:

    • law or current 3L: 1 year

    Apply HERE.

  • 12 Jan 2017 12:04 PM | Aleida Conners (Administrator)

    Conners Law PLC is a Minneapolis based law firm specializing in employment, business, and commercial litigation. We are currently looking to add a part-time law clerk to the team. The ideal candidate will have an interest in litigation and be willing to get involved in all aspects of the practice including various legal functions and office operations. This is great opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a boutique firm.

    Interested applicants should e-mail a résumé, writing sample, and transcript to ryan@connerslawfirm.com. 

    Primary Responsibilities

    The law clerk will work under the direct supervision of the firm’s managing attorney. Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Perform legal research and writing
    • Draft pleadings, briefs, discovery, and other legal documents
    • Provide assistance in courtroom proceedings (trials, hearings, etc.)
    • Assist with management and preparation of cases and files


    • Current law student
    • Ability to work between 15 and 20 hours per week year-round
    • Strong research and writing abilities
    • A natural aptitude for multitasking, time management, and organization
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong ability to communicate with the team and current and potential clients
    • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus  
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