Judicial Law Clerk to Senior Judges

Washington, D.C
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Full Time

To work at the leisure of the Judge.


Conditions of Employment

Background security investigation is required for all new hires. Appointment is subject to successful completion of fingerprinting and background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

NOTE: The selectee will be subject to a one-year probationary period.


Qualification Requirements for at least CS 11, Step 1: To qualify for the position of law clerk, a person must be a law school graduate no later than date of appointment, have at least one year of veterans law experience, and have demonstrated one of the following accomplishments or proficiencies:
  • Standing within the upper third of the law school class from a law school on the approved list of either the American Bar Association or the Association of American Law Schools;
  • Law review or moot court experience at such a school;
  • Participation in a veterans law clinic or veterans law classes;
  • Proficiency in legal studies that, in the opinion of the appointing judge, is the equivalent of one of the above.
Position Grade Levels: Bar membership is required for appointment at the CS-12 or 13 level. One year of legal work experience post-J.D. is required for appointment at the CS-12 level. Two years of legal work experience post J.D. is required for appointment at the CS-13 level. Current salary range including Washington-Baltimore Locality Pay, as of issuing date, is: CS-11 ($72,750-$94,581); CS- 12 ($87,198-$113,362); and CS-13 (103,690-$134,798).


Law School Graduate no later than appointment date.

Additional information

The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, or political affiliation.