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Vacancy Available for Temporary Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia O. Valle

Posted on: 9 Feb 2019 63 views
: Law Clerk
: United States District Court
: Law Graduation
: 2
: 3

Position Overview

Law Clerk responsibilities:

Enjoys full responsibility for all aspects of assigned civil and criminal cases from inception to conclusion. Reviews complaints, petitions, motions, and pleadings that have been filed to identify and analyze the issues involved and basis for relief; performs legal research as required; identifies problem areas, makes recommendations, and offers solutions in assigned cases; provides information and advice to the Judge in connection with pending litigation; drafts appropriate recommendations and substantive orders; keeps abreast of changes in the law to aid the Judge in keeping current; and performs other duties as assigned.


To qualify for the position of law clerk on the personal staff of a federal judge, a person must be a law school graduate (or be certified as having completed all law school studies and requirements and merely awaiting conferment of degree) from a law school of recognized standing, and have one or more of the following attributes:

  •  2-3 years of legal experience required
  •  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;
  • Experience on the editorial board of a law review of such a school
  • Graduation from such a school with an LLM degree; or
  •  Demonstrated proficiency in legal studies which in the opinion of the judge is the equivalent of one of the above.

Court Preferred Skills:

  •  Excellent legal research and writing skills; Strong interpersonal skills
  •  Excellent computer skills, internet research, and word processing skills including use of Microsoft Word;
  • Prior law clerk experience; and familiarity with CM/ECF

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