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Clerkship Hiring in Your State
Use these guides to get an overview of the hiring process in your state. As with all jobs searches, the formal application process is supported by general outreach and relationship building.
Ex: If you want to clerk in Ohio it is a good idea to join a local bar organization, begin researching Ohio judges and start connecting with current and former clerks on LinkedIn. As always, keep CSO updated, so we can best support your search.
Be sure to check Symplicity for postings. You should also check the state court website and court hr portal in the state where you would like to clerk.
Guide to State Judicial Clerkships (All States)
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The Career Services Office at Vermont Law School has published the "Guide to State Court Judicial Clerkship Procedures" since 1994.
We created the guide because our students were interested in serving as judicial law clerks across the country and rapidly discovered that each state hired law clerks in its own special way. Vermont Law School compiles these materials for use by law students and law schools.
NALP State Judicial Clerkship
This document contains input from schools across the country sharing what they have learned about the clerkship application process in their community. Thank you to the NALP Judicial Clerkship Section for creating and sharing this document.
New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division - Commercial Division Law Clerk Positions
The New York Supreme Court (Trial Level), Commercial Division, is a specialized business court, with a defined jurisdiction focusing on business and commercial litigation. Upon establishing the Commercial Division, the court's hope was establish a court equipped to handle high-stakes and complex commercial and business litigation with consistency and predictability. For those students interest in a career in business law, the Commercial Division in New York is a great place for you to get a start.
While the Commercial Division is present in 10 courthouses around New York State, only New York County (Manhattan) offers the Commercial Division Law Clerk position. You can apply to these positions in one of two ways:
- Apply to job postings as they become available at http://ww2.nycourts.gov/careers/1jd/index.shtml (or navigate to this page by going to http://ww2.nycourts.gov/careers --> Current Job Opportunities --> Non-Competitive Jobs, View available jobs by County --> New York (Manhattan))
- Apply directly to Commercial Division judges by mail at any time. You can retrieve judges' addresses at https://ww2.nycourts.gov/courts/comdiv/ny/newyork_judges_links.shtml