Judicial Law Clerks

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What they do:
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare briefs, legal memoranda, or statements of issues involved in cases, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations.
  • Research laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, or other information related to cases before the court.
  • Draft or proofread judicial opinions, decisions, or citations.


Safety and Government

  • law and government

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • administrative services


Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Orion Law Management Systems Orion

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Project management software

  • Canyon Solutions Jcats
  • Thomson Reuters Elite ProLaw


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
post-doctoral training
usually needed

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