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Law Clerk (District Temporary) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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Law Clerks conduct legal research in the preparation of legal briefs, opinions, and similar documents. They also prepare memoranda and other documents summarizing court decisions, administrative board decisions, state and federal statutes, ordinances, and opinions. Areas of legal research may include environmental, energy, water rights, Native American law, regulatory, tort, employment, public finance, real property, construction and contract law.

This opening is for a part-time or a full-time District Temporary Law Clerk in the Legal Department at MWD’s Headquarters Building in Los Angeles, CA.

For your application to be considered, a 5-10 page legal document that you have written must be provided in addition to your resume. Please combine your writing sample and your resume and upload/submit them together as one document when you apply.

Work Schedule:

Part-Time OR Full-Time: Part-time hours will vary. Full-time Law Clerks will work a 9/80 schedule.
Anticipated estimated length of assignment: 18 months

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

To view the full job description click here: Law Clerk


Education and Experience: Successful completion of first year of law school.

Job-Related Selection Criteria:

25% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)

25% Written Communication Skills

20% Technical Knowledge (knowledge of substantive law and legal procedure, legal research tools, general office and legal technology)

15% Analytical Skills

15% Oral Communication Skills

100% Total



• Competitive compensation
• Excellent working environment

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxi

• On-site Fitness Center

• Public transportation reimbursements

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits District Temporary Employees (Represented)


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email [email protected].

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PT on the date stated in the job. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

Job Status:

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