Law Clerk Recruitment

The New Jersey Judiciary has posted its notice for 2016-2017 (Court Term from August 25,2016 through August 31,2017).

The New Jersey Judiciary seeks recent law school graduates to fill approximately 480 one-year judicial clerkships that will commence August 25, 2016 and end August 31, 2017. Positions are available statewide at the following Court levels:

  Vacancies Salary
Supreme Court   23 $61,797
Appellate Division   51 $56,422
Assignment Judges   22 $51,721
Superior Court (Trial Court) 377  
Law Division: Criminal
and Civil
Chancery Div: General Equity
and Family
Tax Court    7 $47,018

Total Clerkships


*These are salary levels for the 2015-2016 Court Term. The salaries for the 2016-2017 Court Term are to be determined based on funding availability

As a New Jersey Judiciary Law Clerk, acquire hands-on experience in a court environment recognized and respected nationally for its progressive and innovative work. Gain valuable insight into the daily activities of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, trial litigators and the support personnel of the court system while serving the public. Acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal process which can only be learned by working with a judge.

Recent graduate of an American Bar Association approved law school (J.D. or LL.M.). U.S. Citizenship, New Jersey Bar membership and New Jersey residency are not requirements. Excellent writing and analytical skills are essential.

Law clerks who serve in the Supreme Court, Appellate Division and Tax Court perform a substantial amount of legal research and prepare extensive memoranda; assist judges in processing emergent motion applications; proofread published opinions in the advance sheets; and maintain chambers' libraries. Trial Court law clerks perform legal research; make recommendations to judges regarding dispositions of motions, both verbally and via written bench memoranda; draft, edit and proofread legal correspondence; maintain chambers' libraries; attend and assist with case conferences, motion hearings, trials; and mediate small claims cases. Law clerks to Assignment Judges handle the same work as other trial court law clerks but also assist in processing emergent matters and may assist in vicinage administration.

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