Work For the Federal Judiciary

Learn more about becoming a federal law clerk or staff attorney.

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Federal Judiciary

Want to know more about the United States Courts? Learn about the federal judiciary, duties of federal law clerks and staff attorneys, qualifications, salary, and benefits of working with us.

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Explore Your Legal Career

As you begin your legal career, consider gaining valuable experience through a judicial clerkship or staff attorney position with the United States Courts.

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OSCAR Training

Stay up to date with upcoming training events and access other resources, including quick reference guides, videos, help articles, and recorded webinars.

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Law Clerk Hiring Best Practices

Judges and Law Schools have worked together to provide a set of best practices to consider when hiring a law clerk.

Latest OSCAR News

  • Oct 24, 2022 2:18 pm

    More software enhancements are coming to OSCAR!

  • Jul 28, 2022 9:28 am

    A new interactive timeline, created by the Federal Judicial Center, depicts the evolution of the roles and responsibilities of the Judicial Conference of the United States over the last century.

  • Jun 28, 2022 2:33 pm

    Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, known by peers for her modesty and work ethic, received the rarest of professional accolades last week, when she became just one of a very few women to have a federal courthouse named in her honor.

  • Dec 20, 2021 10:45 am

    The OSCAR Program Office will perform system archiving to prepare for law clerk and appellate staff attorney hiring in 2022.

  • May 19, 2021 8:07 am

    If you are new to OSCAR, it’s important to understand how the system handles recommendations.

  • Dec 21, 2020 4:17 pm

    The OSCAR Program Office will perform system archiving to prepare for law clerk and appellate staff attorney hiring in 2021.

Featured Videos

Mastering OSCAR: How to Apply Online

In this video, we show applicants how to apply for positions as law clerks or staff attorneys. The video highlights how to ready application materials; create and submit an application online; view all their applications; and edit, delete, or withdraw an application..

Video Length: 5:13

For more training videos, please visit our full YouTube playlist.