2024 Summer Legal Research Clerk

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/7/2023 12:12 PM)
# of Openings
Seasonal Labor


The purpose of this position is to perform legal research and analysis and provide support for all other tasks of WaterOne Legal Services Department.


WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 455,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. Our passion is water, because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


WaterOne provides competitive benefits and compensation ranges.  Selected candidates are placed in the position’s pay range based on their qualifications.

Pay Range:  $18/hr


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Conducts legal research and provides legal analysis as required. Communicates effectively with staff and others to determine the factual basis underlying legal issues. Reads and analyzes cases from available legal research sources. Conducts legal research via computer aided services such as WESTLAW. Prepares and provides a written memorandum, pleading or brief setting forth legal analysis. 
  • Assists in drafting resolutions, administrative policies, and other legal documents. Communicates effectively with staff and others to determine needs and limitations of documents. Conducts legal research as necessary. Prepares written drafts and related memoranda and documents. Presents analysis of proposed documents.
  • Files pleadings and documents in court on WaterOne’s behalf. Travels to appropriate court.
  • Must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with people or organizations with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
  • Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines.


Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • Must be first, second, or third year student in an accredited law school.
  • Requires ability to read and comprehend statutes, regulations, case law, ordinances, legal reference materials, and legal correspondence.
  • Requires ability to analyze legal issues.
  • Requires ability to write perceptively, coherently, thoroughly, and succinctly.
  • Requires ability to understand the legislative process and the elements necessary to enact a constitutional and otherwise unassailable law.
  • Requires ability to recognize and protect confidential information.
  • Requires ability to interact well with others.
  • Requires high energy level person who exercises initiative, maturity, and good judgment in completion of work assignments.
  • Must be able to work on an “as needed” schedule.
  • Must be able to do legal research off-site.
  • Must be well organized and capable of prioritizing work to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Must communicate well orally and in writing.
  • Must be detail oriented and maintain a high level of accuracy.
  • Must maintain professional appearance.
  • Must be punctual and maintain above average attendance.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background verification and drug screen (may not apply to current employees).

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience




Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must be able to use a computer for multiple hours a day. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be able to use office productivity equipment such as a personal computer, calculator, printer, and copy machine. Must be able to be attentive for extended periods of time.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually



Equal Opportunity Employer

WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).


Complete job description is available upon request and will be provided during the selection process.



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