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Career Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa L. Fricke
June 28, 2024 | Erin Stewart

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking qualified candidates from all backgrounds for the position of Career Law Clerk for United States Chief Magistrate Judge Theresa L. Fricke, Tacoma, Washington. The start date for this position is anticipated to be in the late fall of 2025 or early winter (between November 2025 and February 2026). This position is full-time (80 hours per two-week period).

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES A Career Law Clerk works closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court. Law clerks conduct research, prepare drafts of opinions and orders, and attend courtroom proceedings. Law clerks can also work on various long-term projects. The Career Law Clerk will be responsible for some administrative duties in chambers and will
assist Judge Fricke in case management. The Career Law Clerk will also assist in mentoring a term law clerk, and in supervising judicial externs.

QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must be law school graduates from an accredited law school; be organized and work well independently; possess excellent research and writing skills; be experienced with Word, Excel, Westlaw, Lexis, and related software; and must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment. Candidates for the Career Law Clerk position must have more than two years of federal or state judicial clerkship experience or more than two years of litigation experience in private or public legal practice. There will be a preference for candidates who have experience in business-related litigation, or civil rights/Constitutional litigation.

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