Judicial Clerkship Jobs
Judicial clerkship jobs are an excellent way for law school graduates to gain insightful and invaluable experience while working with a judge. A judicial clerk is the primary supportive person for a judge; he or she helps with many different responsibilities.

This is a highly competitive field, and is only open to people who have their juris doctorate (JD) degree. This means that you will have had to complete four years of undergraduate school for your BA and then three years of law school to earn your JD.

The benefits are great though. This is considered a very prestigious position and fantastic experience for someone who has just graduated from law school. Not only will you generate valuable experience, you will also have the opportunity to work with a very high level of the legal system: the judge. You may gain a very important mentor and guide before the ink on your degree is even dry.

The actual duties of a judicial clerk depend on the judge and the type of court. For example, a federal court will have different requirements than those of a district court. There are also opportunities for working in specialize courts, such as a federal bankruptcy court. In general, though, clerks will help conduct research, preparingopinions and proofreading the judge's written work. A clerk may also help the maintenance of a judge's dockets.

A judicial clerk has more opportunities to work directly with attorneys to help resolve disputes and conduct necessary conferences, while a clerk in an appellate court is more likely to be reviewing documents and researching laws that may apply to a specific case.

As in other branches in the legal system, salaries range wildly depending on the state you are working in as well as what type of judge you are working with. If you are working in the state level, expect a salary range from $30,000 - $50,000 and $50,000 - $70,000 on the federal level.

Judicial clerkships are relatively hard to come by, but they present an amazing opportunity and education for the right candidate.
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Newark NJ, USA
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Jan 31, 15
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Judiciary Law Clerk The Honorable Judge Stephanie Ann Mitterhoff The candidate will work for justices on complex cases involving difficult issues of law. Conduct research, analyze legal data, prepare legal memoranda, process emergent motion applications, and proofread published opinions. Law clerks for assignment judges learn all aspects of court administration and assist with processing emergent motions. Trial court law clerks gain practical experience while gaining valu...
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Government
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New Brunswick NJ, USA
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Jan 31, 15
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Judiciary Law Clerk The Honorable Judge Alberto Rivas The candidate will work for justices on complex cases involving difficult issues of law. Conduct research, analyze legal data, prepare legal memoranda, process emergent motion applications, and proofread published opinions. Law clerks for assignment judges learn all aspects of court administration and assist with processing emergent motions. Trial court law clerks gain practical experience while gaining valuable insigh...
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Government
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Newark NJ, USA
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Jan 31, 15
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Judiciary Law Clerk The Honorable Judge Ramona A. Santiago The candidate will work for justices on complex cases involving difficult issues of law. Conduct research, analyze legal data, prepare legal memoranda, process emergent motion applications, and proofread published opinions. Law clerks for assignment judges learn all aspects of court administration and assist with processing emergent motions. Trial court law clerks gain practical experience while gaining valuable i...
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Government
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Camden NJ, USA
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Jan 31, 15
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Judiciary Law Clerk The candidate will work for The Honorable Judge Linda G. Baxter. Work with justices on complex cases involving difficult issues of law. Conduct research, analyze legal data, prepare legal memoranda, process emergent motion applications, and proofread published opinions. Law clerks for assignment judges learn all aspects of court administration and assist with processing emergent motions. Trial court law clerks gain practical experience while gaining val...
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Government
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Location
New Brunswick NJ, USA
Posted Date
Jan 31, 15
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Judiciary Law Clerk The candidate will work for the Honorable Judge Christopher D. Rafano. Work with justices on complex cases involving difficult issues of law. Conduct research, analyze legal data, prepare legal memoranda, process emergent motion applications, and proofread published opinions. Learn all aspects of court administration and assist with processing emergent motions. Gain practical experience while gaining valuable insight into the judicial process. Under the...
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Government
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Location
Belvidere NJ, USA
Posted Date
Jan 31, 15
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Judiciary Law Clerk The candidate will work for The Honorable Judge Susan F. Maven. Work with justices on complex cases involving difficult issues of law. Conduct research, analyze legal data, prepare legal memoranda, process emergent motion applications, and proofread published opinions. Law clerks for assignment judges learn all aspects of court administration and assist with processing emergent motions. Trial court law clerks gain practical experience while gaining valu...
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Government
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Location
Baltimore MD, USA
Posted Date
Jan 31, 15
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Judicial Law Clerk Judicial law clerk will provide legal support to District Court judges. This is a unique opportunity to put legal skills to work, learn court operations from the inside out, and gain invaluable "real life" practical experience while working in a challenging, high volume, highly-variable and fast-paced environment. Will work with several judges in varying court locations and gain exposure in your own legal community. Responsibilities include conducting le...
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Government
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Location
New Brunswick NJ, USA
Posted Date
Jan 31, 15
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Judiciary Law Clerk The Honorable Judge Jamie D. Happas The candidate will work for justices on complex cases involving difficult issues of law. Conduct research, analyze legal data, prepare legal memoranda, process emergent motion applications, and proofread published opinions. Law clerks for assignment judges learn all aspects of court administration and assist with processing emergent motions. Trial court law clerks gain practical experience while gaining valuable insi...
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Government
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Location
Annapolis MD, USA
Posted Date
Jan 31, 15
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Judicial Law Clerk Judicial law clerk will provide legal support to District Court judges. This is a unique opportunity to put legal skills to work, learn court operations from the inside out, and gain invaluable "real life" practical experience while working in a challenging, high volume, highly-variable and fast-paced environment. Will work with several judges in varying court locations and gain exposure in your own legal community. Responsibilities include conducting le...
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Government
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Location
New Brunswick NJ, USA
Posted Date
Jan 31, 15
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Judiciary Law Clerk The candidate will work for the Honorable Judge Joseph Paone. Work with justices on complex cases involving difficult issues of law. Conduct research, analyze legal data, prepare legal memoranda, process emergent motion applications, and proofread published opinions. Learn all aspects of court administration and assist with processing emergent motions. Gain practical experience while gaining valuable insight into the judicial process. Under the directio...
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Working in Chambers: Judicial Clerkships Provide a Unique Career Experience

For law students and new attorneys, judicial clerkships are exciting and highly coveted positions with plenty of responsibilities and rewards alike. ''A judicial clerk is someone who acts as the judge's assistant at every stage of the proceeding,'' explained Debra Strauss, attorney and former federal clerk for the Southern District of New York. She is also the author of Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships and the mind behind www.judicialclerkships.com. ''The experience is very close and personal and also varied.''


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