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Term Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge John H. Chun
March 1, 2024 | Erin Stewart

March 1, 2024
Open until filled; interviews will begin immediately.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington is seeking qualified candidates from all backgrounds for the position of Term Law Clerk for United States District Judge John H. Chun in Seattle, Washington. The start date for this position is anticipated to be around August or September of 2025. This position is full-time (80 hours per two-week period).


Law Clerks work closely with the Judge on civil and criminal litigation filed in District Court. They conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders. Law clerks also have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects and be involved in courtroom proceedings.


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, Lexis, and related software; and must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment. It is preferred that candidates have at least one year of federal clerkship or litigation experience.


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

Salary range: $81,242 to $115,793 annually, full-time.


The U.S. District Court provides a generous benefits package, competitive salary, ORCA transit pass, and a dedication to work/life balance. All law clerks are eligible for health and life insurance benefits, long term care options, annual and sick leave accrual, and eleven paid holidays per year. Judiciary employees are not covered by the Office of Personnel Management’s civil service classification system or regulations.

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