Term Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge - U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

  • 10 Feb 2022 5:40 PM
    Message # 12591074
    Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio is accepting applications for the position of Term Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Charles Esque Fleming in Cleveland, Ohio. This position is anticipated to be a one-year term with potential for extension at the discretion of the successful applicant and Judge Fleming. 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Primary duties of the position include administrative and traditional law clerk responsibilities such as researching substantive issues of federal and state law, drafting legal memoranda, opinions, and orders, and attending court proceedings. Additional duties include interacting with chambers’ staff, court personnel, litigants and/or the public, and generally providing trusted legal support to the Judge. Selected candidate may perform other duties as assigned. Successful candidate must exhibit the highest standards of excellence and integrity, and display, always and to all persons, a courteous, professional, and cooperative attitude.

    Qualifications (Must be met at the time of application)

    For consideration, candidates must be law school graduates from an ABA accredited law school with excellent academic credentials.  Candidates also must possess:

    • Superior analytical ability and strong research and writing skills.
    • Proficiency in computer and word processing skills.
    • Ability to work independently in a production oriented high-volume work environment; and
    • Membership in a Bar of a state, territorial, or Federal Court of general jurisdiction.
    • Preferred qualifications include:
    • Prior federal clerkship and/or at least two years of legal work
    • Experience in a comparable position emphasizing legal writing and analysis experience

    Compensation will be set based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate subject to the policies and guidelines set forth in the Judicial Salary Plan.

    Applications will be reviewed, and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. Interviews may take place via Zoom or in-person.

    The Court reserves the right to fill more than the advertised number of positions with this announcement, may modify the conditions of this job announcement, or may withdraw the announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.

    For more information: https://www.ohnd.uscourts.gov/careers

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