State Supreme Courts Are Hiring

A number of great state court opportunities have deadlines in the next month.  Below are some of the states with impending deadlines.  For additional information, please consult the Vermont Guide to State Court Clerkship Procedures.  Inquire at the CDO for the username and password.  Here are a few of the highlights:

 Maine Supreme Judicial Court, deadline 8/31:

The application packet consists of a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, two letters of recommendation from law school faculty, and one letter of recommendation from summer 2011 work experience or most recent work experience.  Law Clerks in Maine work for the entire Court but are assigned to work in the chambers of the individual justice appointing them.  Justices currently have chambers in three locations: Portland (four justices), Augusta (one justice) and Bangor (two justices).  Applicants MUST identify in their cover letter the location or locations (Portland, Augusta and/or Bangor) at which they are willing to accept a clerkship assignment.

Vermont Supreme Court, deadline 9/1:

Submit one application by email  in “PDF” format.  For questions, please contact Monica Bombard at 802-828-4784. 

New York Court of Appeals, deadline 9/15:

Central Legal Research Staff Clerkship with New York’s highest court. 

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, deadline 9/26:

On August 22, 2011, the Supreme Judicial Court will begin accepting applications for clerkships for the court year that begins Wednesday, August 29, 2012.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible; the Justices will interview and make offers on a rolling basis beginning on September 12, 2011.  Each candidate must submit in paper form: (1) a current resume; (2) an official law school transcript; (3) a writing sample not to exceed ten pages and not edited by another; and (4) two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a law school faculty member.  A single cover letter should be addressed to The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court.

If you have any questions, please contact your CDO advisor or Amy Perez, CDO Director if Judicial Clerkships.