UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF KANSAS
Position Title: Term Law Clerk – Vacancy # T19-8
Term Length: Two years with possibility of extension
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Closes: Open until filled; application review begins April 22, 2019
Start Date: Preferably May 2019; no later than August 5, 2019
Salary Range: $89,417- $116,240 (JSP 13)
POSITION OVERVIEW: The judicial law clerk researches issues of law, writes extensively, attends and assists with initial preparation for trials and other court proceedings, performs case management responsibilities, and acts as advisor, making recommendations based on the law, to the Honorable Holly L. Teeter, United States District Judge.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Graduate of an ABA-accredited law school
- Top 20% of law school class
- Two years post-law school legal experience
- Member of the bar of any state
- Superior research and writing skills
- Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
- Ability to draft orders and other documents in an efficient, thorough, and timely manner while meeting deadlines
- Possess good judgment, initiative, and the ability to work independently and to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
- Top 10% of law school class
- Prior federal law clerk experience
- Prior civil litigation experience
- Law Review or other noteworthy journal experience, especially on the editorial board
BENEFITS: Term law clerks may participate in Federal Employees Health Insurance Program, Group Life Insurance Program, Long Term Care insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified candidates may apply by sending a cover letter, resume with GPA, class standing, law school transcript (unofficial or official), writing sample, and the name of two professional references as a single PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ***
The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the job announcement, any of which actions may occur without any prior written notice. This position is subject to mandatory favorable background checks. The U.S. Courts require employees to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct, Due to the volume of applications received, the Court may only communicate to those individuals who will be interviewed for open positions. Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work for the United States Government.