Law clerks provide legal research and writing
assistance to Connecticut trial level judges on pending matters and are
assigned to work for the Legal Research Office in courthouses throughout the
The appointment as a law clerk to the
Superior Court is for a period of 52 weeks. Positions open in August,
September, and October of 2016. Students graduating in 2016, or before, may
apply for these positions after September 1, 2015. Hiring decisions will be
finalized in March of 2016.
The salary for the 2016-2017 term is the
biweekly equivalent of an annual salary of $55,285.11.
Applicants should expect to graduate
with high academic standing from a law school approved by the Connecticut
Bar Examining Committee and should have a demonstrated interest and
proficiency in legal research and writing. Law clerks are not required to
be members of the Bar of Connecticut or of any other state.
I. Applicants who attend law schools that participate in campus
and consortium interview programs with this office must contact their Career
Services Offices for further instructions and interview dates.
They should submit, through Career Services:
- A copy of grades achieved in law school, including, if available, class standing;
- A resume.
After the campus or consortium interview, the following
items should be mailed, by the applicant, directly to the Legal Research Office:
II. Applicants who attend law schools that do not participate in interview
programs with this office, as well as individuals who have already
graduated, may apply directly to the Legal Research Office, between
September 1 and October 31, 2015:
- A brief, unedited writing sample;
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s research and writing abilities;
- An official undergraduate transcript;
- An official law school transcript.
These applications should
include items 2-6, as listed above.
Interviews for direct applicants, as well as second interviews for applicants initially
interviewed at an on-campus or consortium event, will take place in New
Haven in January and February of 2016. A final component of the application
process is a writing assignment, administered to all applicants who
interview in New Haven, at the time of the interview.
Additionally, as vacancies can occur at any time during a term, qualified
law school graduates available for immediate employment may submit
applications, to include items 2-6, directly to the Legal Research Office at
Please submit all applications to:
John Weikart, Attorney at Law
Deputy Director, Legal Research
Elm Street – Room 34
New Haven, Connecticut 06510