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Law Clerk Applicants

Law Clerk Applicants

The Thirty-First Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia is accepting applications for the position of judicial law clerk for the term commencing August 2016. Typically, these position are for a one year period.

Law clerk applicants must plan to graduate from law school by June of 2016 and are expected to take the Virginia Bar exam. 

The responsibilities for law clerk positions are diverse and include legal research, review of interlocutory motions prior to their being heard, and the drafting and review of legal opinions. Law clerks review civil files and proposed orders prior to their presentation for entry; provide daily and weekly briefings on criminal and civil dockets; and may be required to manage scheduling for cases assigned to a specific judge. They also assist with serious criminal matters including capital prosecutions.

Applications must be postmarked by September 8, 2015. Interviews will be conducted by the Circuit Court Judges in October, 2015.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and optional writing sample to:

     The Honorable Craig D. Johnston, Chief Judge
     Thirty-First Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia
     Attn: Susan Freche
     9311 Lee Avenue, Third Floor
     Manassas, VA 20110


The recruitment process for the term commencing August, 2017, will begin in July, 2016, with a deadline in September, 2016 (dates to be determined).



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