A number of terrific state courts have gotten in touch with us this week about publicizing clerkship opportunities. We’ve heard from judges in several states and at different level courts. Here is a sample of some state clerkship positions that we’ve posted to Symplicity:
Louisiana Court of Appeals: Fredericka H. Wicker is currently accepting applications for a two-year judicial clerkship in her chambers at the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in Gretna, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The clerkship will commence in August of 2012. Applicants should submit a resume with references, an official transcript and a writing sample. The writing sample must be work that was done in connection with the students’ experience on a journal or moot court. And the resume should specify the students’ ranking (you need to note that UVA does not rank). All submissions must be received by September 30, 2011.
South Carolina Court of Appeals: Chief Judge Few at the South Carolina Court of Appeals, located in Columbia, SC is collecting resumes and cover letters at this time for a clerkship starting in August 2012 and ending in August 2014. Materials are due by September 15, 2011.
Norfolk Circuit Court: Judge John R. Doyle, III will conduct first round interviews at the law school for students interested in clerking for the Norfolk Circuit court for the 2012-2013 law clerk year. Selected applicants will be invited for an on-site second interview with the full committee consisting of four judges (Karen J. Burrell, Charles E. Poston, John R. Doyle III, Everett A. Martin, Jr.). The judge will be on grounds on September 22. We have created a new OGI session entitled “Norfolk Circuit Court.” Interested students should submit their resumes via this session for initial review by the judge.
Harford County (Maryland) Circuit Court: The court has 6 positions available for judicial law clerks to provide legal support to Circuit Court judges. The normal contractual term is from August until July. Responsibilities include conducting legal research, drafting memoranda/proposed orders/opinions for Circuit Court judges. Assignments may also include assisting judges with issues relating to special programs (drug court, ADR, domestic violence, etc.); working with prosecutors, bar, and support agencies to coordinate case management; reviewing and summarizing case files; responding to attorneys and self-represented litigants. Incumbents can also expect to interact heavily with the Administrative Judge, attorneys, the public, local court-related agencies and service providers on a regular basis. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2011.