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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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Sep 01, 14 USA - CA San Jose

Government,
Law Clerk (Term) - Part-Time- JS11-JS14 The candidate researches issues of law, attends court proceedings, reviews orders, drafts memoranda and opinions, verifies citations, and performs any other day-to-day law clerk duties as assigned. May also require the law clerk to perform some administrative...
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Aug 29, 14 USA - CA Sacramento

Government, Min 1 yrs required
Pro Se Law Clerk Duties: Conduct extensive research and writing on civil rights cases and petition for writs of habeas corpus filed by prisoners. Work with a magistrate judge in preparing weekly law and motion calendars and assisting with various pretrial conferences and trials.
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Aug 22, 14 USA - MN Minneapolis

Government,
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District Court Law Clerk - Judge Holton Dimick The candidate will be transitioning to a Family Court assignment in November of 2014. Work involves the performance of professional legal research, preparation of memoranda, opinions, and orders and other related clerical/administrative work for the ju...
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Aug 15, 14 USA - MN Brainerd

Government,
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District Court Law Clerk The Honorable Judge Richard Zimmerman The candidate will perform professional legal research and other related clerical/administrative work in the preparation of memoranda, opinions, or orders for judges or court officials concerning the cases before them. Will work on iss...
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Aug 15, 14 USA - LA New Orleans

Government,
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Judicial Clerkship The Honorable Judge Jeffrey P. Victory The candidate will perform responsible legal work directly assisting a Supreme Court justice with case-specific duties. Work under the justice's exclusive supervision. Work involves preparation of bench briefs and legal memoranda on upcom...
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Aug 15, 14 USA - MN Park Rapids

Government,
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District Court Law Clerk The Honorable Judge Robert Tiffany The candidate will perform professional legal research and other related clerical/administrative work in the preparation of memoranda, opinions, or orders for judges or court officials concerning the cases before them. Will work on issues...
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Aug 15, 14 USA - LA New Orleans

Government,
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Judicial Clerkships The Honorable Judge Jeannette Theriot Knoll The candidate will perform highly responsible legal work directly assisting a Supreme Court justice with case-specific duties. Law clerks work under their justice's exclusive supervision. Work involves preparation of bench briefs and ...
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Aug 15, 14 USA - LA New Orleans

Government,
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Judicial Clerkship The Honorable Judge Marcus R. Clark The candidate performs highly responsible legal work directly assisting a Supreme Court justice with case-specific duties. Work involves preparation of bench briefs and legal memoranda on upcoming cases following a thorough review of the recor...
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Aug 15, 14 USA - MN Moorhead

Government,
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District Court Law Clerk The Honorable Judge Steven Cahill The candidate will perform professional legal research and other related clerical/administrative work in the preparation of memoranda, opinions, or orders for judges or court officials concerning the cases before them. Will work on issues ...
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Aug 15, 14 USA - MN Grand Rapids

Government, Min 1 yrs required
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District Court Law Clerk The Honorable Judge Lois Lang Duties: Work involves the performance of professional legal research and other related clerical/administrative work in the preparation of memoranda, opinions, or orders for judges or court officials concerning the cases before them. The law cl...
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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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