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El Paso County Law Clerk Intern - Temporary in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Law Clerk Intern - Temporary

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Law Clerk Intern - Temporary

Salary

$15.00 Hourly

Location

Colorado Springs, CO

Job Type

Intern

Department

County Attorney's Office

Job Number

21197

Closing

4/22/2021 5:00 PM Mountain

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Essential Job Functions

This is a temporary position in the County Attorney's Office – Human Services Division. Performs a variety of duties under the general supervision of the County Attorney, Chief Deputy County Attorney, or Assistant Chief Deputy County Attorney. The County Attorney's Office – Human Services Division represents El Paso County Department of Human Services (DHS) in child protection cases, adult protection cases, delinquency cases, and appeals.

  • Performs legal research of Federal and State statutes, case law, court rules, and other documents as required; drafts legal memoranda.

  • Drafts court pleadings, correspondence, and other documents.

  • Assists with litigation matters including document review, trial preparation, communication with trial witness, County staff, and court personnel.

  • Attends trials, depositions, meetings, and hearings; provides assistance to attorneys as necessary.

  • Becomes acquainted with County policies and procedures; provides general assistance to County departments as needed.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; must be currently attending law school program. Must have completed first year of J.D. program; working on second or third year of J.D. program.

  • Some knowledge of Federal and State laws, rules, regulations, and procedures concerning County government and administrative/civil judicial processes and judicial decisions.

  • Knowledge of legal research.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with County staff, community representatives, the judiciary, and the general public.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in conformance with the policies and procedures of the County Attorney's Office and the objectives and goals of the County.

  • Ability to exercise tact and impartiality.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Discretion in the ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to set work priorities and accomplish job duties in the required time period.

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen.

Work Conditions

Duties are primarily performed in an office environment. Must be able to safely lift and carry up to 25 lbs. This is a temporary position typically not to exceed five (5) months.

This job announcement is not intended to be inclusive of all functions, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the position, however, representative of the essential job functions and typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the position.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.elpasoco.com For inquiries please call: 719-520-7401.

Each applicant is considered only for the current vacancy indicated on your application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor any future openings and to submit a separate application for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any new employee and rehires must provide documentation of authorization to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL99-603).

EL PASO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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