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ProfileTerm Law Clerk The Honorable Judge Pat Flatley The candidate researches issues of law, attends court proceedings, acts as a legal advisor, and makes recommendations based on the law. May be responsible for drafting memoranda opinions and complex orders, providing guidance for the procedural management of the court's caseload, and drafting local forms, form orders, and notices. Answer questions from the Clerk, Chief Deputy, and case administrators, and respond to counsel and the public regarding court procedures and local or national rules. Should have: Standing within the upper third of the law school class from a law school on the approved list of either the American Bar Association or the Association of American Law Schools; OR Experience on the editorial board of a law review of such a school; OR Graduation from such a school with an LLM degree; OR Proficiency in legal studies that, in the opinion of the judge, is the equivalent of one of the above. Previous experience working as a law clerk to a bankruptcy judge, working for the Office of the United States Trustee, or engaged in the private practice of bankruptcy law is preferred. Should have knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, and have the ability to write clearly, concisely, and analytically. Law Review/Journal is preferred. Prior Judicial Clerkship Experience is desired. Specialized work experience in Bankruptcy is desired. Legal work experience post-law school is preferred. Should have a class standing in Top 33%. Duration: December 11, 2017 - August 31, 2018. Deadline: January 31, 2018.
Submit cover letter detailing previous bankruptcy education and experience, resume, form AO 78 - Application for Employment, writing sample, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript (unofficial), and names and telephone contact information of three references.
The Honorable Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
1125 Chapline St.
P.O. Box 70
Wheeling, WV 26003