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Summary: New attorneys that work as state law clerks make valuable additions to a law firm after completing their clerkship.
Law clerks are important members of the legal industry. They assist judges by researching issues appearing before the court and writing opinions. Many of the top law school graduates become state law clerks for a year or so. The experience gained by serving as a law clerk and the influence they have on the formation of case laws opens up doors for more career opportunities.
There are law clerkships that are more prestigious than others, such as with the United States Supreme Court, the United States courts of appeals, some United States district courts, and specialized courts like the United States Tax Court. There are other courts that are great places for law clerks to learn about a specific area. For example, the Southern District of New York deals with a high number of commercial litigation cases.
Law clerks come away from their experience knowing how to prepare judges for trials, hearings, and oral arguments, as well as manage dockets so things are taken care of quickly, thoroughly, and correctly.
Use this list of law clerks to find new talent for your law firm. Search by location or job title to find candidates that are right for your needs.