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 a United States Magistrate in Tacoma, Washington.
Two term law clerk positions will be filled through this announcement. One of the positions may be designated as a career clerk position.
The start date is pending and is anticipated to be no sooner than March 20, 2023.
These positions are full-time (80 hours per two-week period).
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES Law Clerks work closely with the judge on civil litigation that is before the Court via consent
or referral, civil rights and habeas corpus prisoner litigation, Social Security appeals, and some work on criminal cases. Law Clerks conduct research and prepare drafts of opinions and orders and will be involved in courtroom proceedings. Law Clerks are responsible for administrative responsibilities in chambers and provide oversight for the chambers 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, Lexis, and related software; and must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment. Candidates for the Law Clerk positions must have at least one year of federal clerkship experience or two years of legal experience.
SALARY RANGE Judiciary Salary Plan (JSP) Grade 11 – 14, depending on experience, qualifications, and bar membership.
Salary range: $73,098 to $160,047 annually, full-time
BENEFITS The U.S. District Court provides a generous benefits package, competitive salary, ORCA transit pass and a dedication to work/life balance, including flexible schedules and telework opportunities. 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. For additional information on employment with the federal courts, please visit www.uscourts.gov
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