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Chief U.S. District Judge David G. Estudillo Seeks Term Law Clerk
November 9, 2023 | Erin Stewart

Open until filled; interviews will begin in December 2023/January 2024.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking qualified candidates from all backgrounds for the positions of Term Law Clerk for Chief U.S. District Judge David G. Estudillo in Tacoma, Washington. There are three positions available, with start dates in the Fall of 2024. Judge Estudillo will consider allowing one clerk to work from the Seattle Courthouse. The positions are full-time (80 hours per two-week period).

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES Law Clerks work closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court. Law clerks conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders and will have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects, be involved in courtroom proceedings, and assist with the judicial extern program.

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, Westlaw, or Lexis, and related software; and must have a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work environment. At least one year of litigation experience is preferred.

SALARY RANGE Judiciary Salary Plan (JSP) Grade 11 – 13, depending on experience, qualifications, and bar membership.

Salary range: $76,860 to $142,408 annually, full-time

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