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Legal Research Clerks Opportunities

Published on: 5/6/2014 11:29 AM
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Research clerks research and write various pretrial motions in felony cases, primarily motions to suppress evidence and motions to dismiss the information for sufficiency of the evidence, under the supervision of attorneys on the Research Team. The research clerks are certified by the California State Bar and may appear in court under the supervision of an attorney. The research clerks are law students or recent graduates. Research clerks must be eligible for California State Bar Certification.  Also, candidates must have completed Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Evidence, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. 

Often, the research clerk positions are paid positions. During the school year, there are generally three twenty-hour-per-week positions. During the summer, there are generally three to four forty-hour-per-week positions and a required commitment of a minimum of ten weeks. We hire for the summer and fall positions in March/April, and for the spring positions in November.  Positions in the fall are for post-bar law graduates. 

If you are interested in a position as a research clerk, you must submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample (no more than 10 pages long) to Andrew Gutierrez. You may mail or email the materials. Mr. Gutierrez's email is agutierrez@pdo.sccgov.org. All candidates must be eligible for certification through the State Bar at the time the internship begins.

  

Term
​Please submit by ​Hours
Fall (Post-Bar Clerkship): Aug - Dec
March 15 ​20 Hours per week
Spring: Jan - May
​November 1 20 hours per week
Summer: May - Aug
​March 15 ​40 hours per week