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Judge Diaz Seeks Law Clerks
July 22, 2022 | Alison Pagan

Judge J. Michael (“Mike”) Diaz of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, is seeking to hire immediately two term law clerks, both of whom would be asked to start on September 19, 2022. The term of one clerk will end on or about August 15, 2023, and the other on or about August 15, 2024. This announcement will remain open until filled, with priority given to applications received by August 8, 2022. Interviews will be conducted, if possible, the weeks of August 15 and 22, 2022, with hiring offers to be made by August 29, 2022.

Judge Diaz is also seeking to hire a law clerk who would be asked to start on August 16, 2023 and whose term would end on or about August 15, 2025. Judge Diaz is now accepting applications for this position and applications must be received by September 30, 2022.

The Court of Appeals handles appeals from Washington courts of general jurisdiction in all areas of law, including criminal, civil, and domestic matters. Judge Diaz seeks applicants with varied personal and professional backgrounds, who are interested in rigorous legal research and precise legal writing, in a collaborative and collegial environment. Candidates must be law school graduates or have completed the APR 6 law clerk program (or equivalent). Practicing attorneys are encouraged to apply. The current salary for law clerks working in King County is $75,448. Law clerks also receive state employee benefits.

Please submit application materials electronically to Liz Jackson, at, subject line “Application for Clerkship – Judge Diaz – ___ TERM.” Applications should include the following: a letter of interest; a current resume; a writing sample (up to 12 pages); and three professional references or letters of recommendation.