SJC Law Clerk Applicants
Posting Date: April 29, 2013
Closing date: September 25, 2013
MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
Law Clerks for 2014-2015 Term
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT MISSION STATEMENT:
To promote the rule of law and foster public trust by leading an independent judiciary that assures every person equal access to the fair, timely and impartial resolution of disputes in courts managed with efficiency and professionalism.
LAW CLERK POSITION SUMMARY:
The Supreme Judicial Court has ten openings for law clerks for the 2014-2015 court year. The court year runs from Wednesday, August 27, 2014 through Friday, August 28, 2015.
Outstanding academic achievement, writing and analytical skills and legal research ability.
Ability to work professionally, independently and confidentially.
Successful applicants must submit a final transcript indicating graduation from law school prior to beginning the clerkship. It is not necessary to sit for the Massachusetts bar exam. Law clerks must reside in Massachusetts for the duration of their clerkship pursuant to St. 1978, c. 478, § 328.
Each candidate must submit in paper form the following materials: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume; and (3) a writing sample not to exceed ten pages and not edited by another. Applicants must also submit, or cause to be submitted: (1) two letters of recommendation, preferably from law school faculty; and (2) an official law school transcript. To apply to all of the Justices please submit only a single copy of the application with a cover letter addressed to "The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court." It is helpful for non-faculty recommendations to state the applicant's law school. Applicants may submit an unofficial transcript along with the cover letter, resume and writing sample.
All paper materials should be sent to:
Pamela B. Lyons
Supreme Judicial Court, Suite 2500
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Please mail only a single copy of the materials. Please do not staple any application materials. Do include a self-addressed stamped postcard which will serve as acknowledgment of receipt. Questions may be directed by telephone to 617-557-1071 or Pamela.Lyons@sjc.state.ma.us
In addition to the above documents, each candidate must complete the form entitled "Supreme Judicial Court Application for Law Clerk Employment." This document will be available on the Supreme Judicial Court's website at www.mass.gov/courts/sjc/employment.html on or about June 1, 2013. This document should be completed and emailed in PDF form to email@example.com. The PDF should be titled with your last name, first name and law school as follows: lastname_firstname_lawschool_sjcapp.pdf. Questions regarding submission of the electronic form should be directed to Rebecca Greber at 617-557-1151 or Rebecca.Greber@sjc.state.ma.us.
Please let us know if you accept another offer. We will notify all applicants when hiring is completed.
The Supreme Judicial Court is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer