Term Law Clerk-Chambers:
Term law clerks work in a judge's chambers and serve on an appointment limited to a total of four years, but are generally one or two years in duration. The broad range of duties can include conducting legal research, preparing bench memos, drafting orders and opinions, proofreading the judge's orders and opinions, verifying citations, communicating with counsel regarding case management and procedural requirements, and assisting the judge during courtroom proceedings.
Career Law Clerk-Chambers:
Career law clerks work in a judge's chambers and are appointed for four years or more. The broad range of duties can include, but are not limited to, conducting legal research, preparing bench memoranda, drafting orders and opinions, editing and proofreading orders and opinions, verifying citations, and managing case dockets. Other duties can include performing office management duties such as calendar maintenance, docket entries, organizing and maintaining case and applicant files, and other duties as assigned.
Pro Se Law Clerk:
The pro se law clerk provides legal advice and assistance to the court in connection with prisoner petitions and complaints.
Death Penalty Law Clerk:
The death penalty law clerk provides legal advice and assistance to judges in death penalty habeas corpus matters.
Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) Law Clerk:
The bankruptcy appellate panel (BAP) law clerk provides legal advice and assistance to BAP judges authorized to hear appeals of bankruptcy court decisions.
The Specialized Work Experience portion of the OSCAR profile refers specifically to post-law school work experience. Other experience should not be indicated here. Click Yes to choose from a list of specialized work experience types that includes appellate, bankruptcy, death penalty, habeas, immigration, patent, prison litigation, pro se, and social security.