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Term Law Clerk

United States District Court, Western District of WA, Seattle

Term Law Clerk for The Honorable Richard A. Jones, U.S. District Court, Seattle

Contact: Juanita Clemente



Judge Richard A. Jones is accepting applications for a one-year term law clerk position. The term law clerk position will start in July 2024. The exact start date to be determined and adjusted based on the Court’s need and agreement of parties. There may be an opportunity to extend the term at the completion of one year. This is primarily an in-chambers office position in the United

States District Court Seattle courthouse. Candidate screening conferences and in-person interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Please submit applications by Monday, April 8, 2024.


Judge Jones is looking for candidates with at least two years of post-graduate work experience in a high volume, production-oriented work environment, and/or a prior clerkship experience. Ideal candidate has both; prior clerkship experience to a U.S. District Court is strongly preferred. 2024 LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES AND CURRENT LAW STUDENTS SHOULD NOT APPLY THIS CYCLE.

Please combine application materials into one pdf document and email to Juanita Clemente:

Materials required: Cover letter (See NOTE below); Resume; Law school transcript; One writing sample no more than ten pages in length; List of three references with contact information (Please include at least one work reference.) Letters of recommendation are not required or necessary to apply.



Each applicant shall identify any prior work experience (including name of firm or judge, the number of years worked, the location/district, and bar memberships) in the first paragraph of their cover letter. The court will disregard any application that fails to include/address this information. Your cover letter should include your specific interest in clerking for Judge Jones. Thank you.

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