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Application for Clerkship
with the Connecticut
Judicial Branch
Superior Court

Law clerks provide legal research to Connecticut trial level judges on pending matters and are assigned to work in one of the judicial district courthouses throughout the state.
 
Appointment
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 2015. Students graduating in 2015, or before, may apply for these positions after September 1, 2014. Hiring decisions will be finalized in March of 2015.
 
Salary
The salary for the 2015-2016 term is the biweekly equivalent of an annual salary of $55,285.11.
 
Qualifications
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.
 
Application Process

  1. Applicants who attend law schools that participate in campus and consortium interview programs with this office must contact their Career Services Office for further instructions and interview dates.

        They should submit, through Career Services:
    1. A copy of grades achieved in law school, including, if available, class standing;
    2. A resume.

    After the campus or consortium interview, the following items should be mailed directly to the
    Legal Research Office:

    1. A brief, unedited writing sample;
    2. Two letters of recommendation from individuals that can speak to the applicant’s research and writing abilities;
    3. An official undergraduate transcript;
    4. An official law school transcript.

  1. Applicants who attend law schools that do not participate in interview programs with this office, as well individuals who have already graduated, may apply directly to the Legal Research Office, between September 1 and October 31, 2014:
         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 2015. 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 any time.
 
Please submit all applications to:
 
            John Weikart, Attorney at Law
            Deputy Director, Legal Research
            121 Elm Street – Room 34
            New Haven, Connecticut 06510
            Telephone: 203-773-6738


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