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Arlington, Virginia
$69,303.05 Annually
Jul 14, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County Circuit Court is seeking multiple Judicial Law Clerks to work closely with an assigned Circuit Court Judge or other judges as assigned, to provide legal support in areas including research, writing, docket management and preparation for motions and trials, and to work with the Circuit Court's Chambers staff and the Circuit Court's Clerk's Office.

Specific duties include:
  • Drafting legal memoranda for the judges as requested and assigned;
  • Researching legal issues, questions raised in, or presented to the Circuit Court, and reviewing case files;
  • Using an electronic database and electronic filing system to retrieve and connect various pleadings to matters currently pending before the court;
  • Reviewing uncontested divorce cases, expungement matters, and orders presented to the court for entry;
  • Facilitating the Friday civil motions and the ore tenus (uncontested divorce) dockets;
  • Using available technology to obtain case information and to retrieve documents for appeals from the General District Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court;
  • Communicating and interacting regularly, in a non-ex parte manner, with counsel and self-represented litigants regarding matters pending before the court to schedule cases and motions; and
  • Ensuring that orders are submitted accurately in compliance with applicable statutory requirements, the Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Court's Local Rules and Preferred Practices.
The successful candidate will possess effective oral and written communications skills; strong organizational and analytical skills; and knowledge of common law, state and federal law and precedent court decisions.

Arlington County Circuit Court
Located directly across from the Courthouse Metro Station, the office overlooks the Potomac River and the National Mall in Washington D.C., the Arlington Circuit Court is a Virginia state trial court that deals with all legal issues. The Judicial Chambers is composed of four Circuit Court Judges, four judicial law clerks, and four administrative staff persons. For more information please click here .

Selection Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in last year of law school or Juris Doctorate Degree was conferred within the past calendar year. See special requirements below; and/or
  • Anticipated candidate for any State bar exam.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the following:
a) Anticipated Virginia State Bar Examination
b) Legal research procedures;
c) Analyzing statutes and appellate case law; and/or
d) Preparing legal memoranda or briefs.

Special Requirements
Paper applications will not be accepted or considered.
  • Please attach a copy of your current resume.
  • Please attach a copy of your law school transcript.
  • Please attach a copy of a writing sample.