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US Courts Employment – Law Clerk

Website U.S. Courts

Job Description:

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Career Law Clerk to United States District Judge, M. Hannah Lauck.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Draft in final form judge’s correspondence, memoranda, reports, legal documents, statistics, and other items. Check citations quoted in material to ensure accuracy.
  • Communicate with other courts, state and federal agencies, counsel, litigants, and court staff regarding court rules, procedural issues, calendaring, and other litigation matters.
  • Maintain necessary personnel records.
  • Handle administrative matters in chambers, including preparation of required reports.
  • Serve as mentor and supervisor to term clerks, including—with the Judge—training and guidance on expert legal research and writing.
  • Screen incoming mail and handle routine matters. Route mail to appropriate destination. Review outgoing mail for accuracy.
  • Receive, screen, and refer telephone calls. Answer general inquiries from knowledge of judge’s activities and office operations.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the law from the Supreme Court and Fourth Circuit.
  • Supervise and train any interns in a similar capacity.
  • Conduct individual legal research and writing; review orders and opinions; provide information, guidance, and advice to judge on legal issues relating to cases; and draft opinions if appropriate.

Job Requirements:

The clerk manages a large docket of civil and criminal cases, including drafting opinions. The fast-paced Rocket Docket requires excellent writing and analytical skills. Applicants must be able to meet multiple deadlines in a timely and organized fashion. Quick, accurate writing skills are a must. Flexibility to meet demanding deadlines, and the concomitant strong work ethic, are required. Any clerk also must maintain a courteous and professional demeanor within chambers, the Court, the bar, and with the public at large

Job Details:

Company: United States Courts

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Richmond, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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