AkronLawJobs No. 9489 Overview: The Eighth Judicial District is currently accepting applications for a law clerk position. This clerkship is an excellent opportunity for recent law school graduates to gain both trial and appellate experience. The Eighth Judicial District Court is a trial court of general jurisdiction. The law clerk will gain trial experience working on a wide variety of cases and subject matters including felony criminal cases, family law, civil cases exceeding $50,000 in controversy, juvenile proceedings, probates, and appeals. The District Court also serves as the court of appeals for lower courts and administrative agencies in Wyoming.
Duties may include: Attending hearings and trials with the judge, taking notes, and discussing cases in chambers; Conducting legal research; Drafting and editing bench memoranda, orders, and decision letters; Preparing jury instructions; Keeping up to date on developments in the law and apprising the judge of important developments; and Assisting with office management.
Qualifications: 3L graduating in December 2018. Anticipated start date is March 1, 2019. Expected to commit for approximately two years and the position is at-will. Admittance to the Wyoming State Bar is required within one year of hire.
Benefits: The clerkship provides State employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave.
Questions? Any questions regarding the position or application procedures may be directed to Kelli Blomberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply: The following documents should be merged into ONE PDF document, if possible, with the exception of the letters of recommendation and sent to Kelli Blomberg at email@example.com
Resume, Cover Letter, one writing sample, preferably not heavily edited by others (sample pleadings, bench memos, and other court-related type documents are ideal); both undergraduate and law school transcripts (as well as graduate transcripts, if applicable); and THREE letters of recommendation, emailed directly from the recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org
Within your cover letter, applicants should discuss any judicial internships or clerkships previously held, as well as participation in law school clinics or other experiential opportunities that would be relevant to serving a law clerkship. Candidates should also discuss their interest in serving a judicial clerkship and their post-clerkship career interests. Any connections to Wyoming and the communities within the Eighth Judicial District should be mentioned in the cover letter but are not necessary.
Deadline: September 15, 2018