Law Clerk - U.S. Magistrate Judge - 2022-JDS-11

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Job Description:

Position Overview
Law clerks enjoy full responsibility for all aspects of assigned civil and criminal cases from inception to conclusion. They review complaints, petitions, motions, and pleadings that have been filed to identify and analyze the issues involved and basis for relief; perform legal research as required; identify problem areas, make recommendations, and offer solutions in assigned cases; provide information and advice to the Judge in connection with pending litigation; draft appropriate recommendations and substantive orders; keep abreast of changes in the law to aid the Judge in keeping current; and perform other duties as assigned.

Important Dates

Opening: 09/15/2022 Closing: Open Until Filled

Est. Start Date: January 2023

One or More Full-Time Positions
Miami, Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
There are eighteen authorized United States District Judges in the Southern District of Florida. The Court is comprised of United States District Judges, Senior United States District Judges, and United States Magistrate Judges. The District spans a geographical area that encompasses nine counties - its southernmost includes Monroe County and its northernmost includes Indian River County. The Clerk’s Office maintains its headquarters in downtown Miami and includes four divisional courthouses.
Job Requirements:
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:
1. 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;
2, Experience on the editorial board of a law review of such a school;
3. Graduation from such a school with an LLM degree; or
4. Demonstrated proficiency in legal studies which in the opinion of the judge is the equivalent of one of the above.
Court Preferred Skills:
1. Excellent legal research and writing skills.
2. Minimum of two years of federal civil litigation experience or of clerkship experience.
3. Proficient computer skills, internet research, and word processing skills including use of Microsoft Word.
4. Familiarity with CM/ECF.
How to Apply
Submit complete application materials electronically in Adobe (.pdf) format in one combined pdf. Do not copy/paste your documents into the email.
Please make sure to include the Announcement No.: 2022-JDS-11 in the subject line of the email.
A complete application includes all of the following items:
1. Cover Letter
2. Detailed Resume with exact dates of employment and salary history
3. Copy of final law school transcript showing date the JD was conferred
4. Proof of Bar Membership, if applicable
5. Legal Writing Sample
6. Submit 3 references with contact information.

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