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U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle L. Peterson Seeks Term Law Clerk
November 9, 2023 | Erin Stewart

Open until filled; preference given to resumes received by December 1, 2023.

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 Magistrate Judge
Peterson in Seattle, Washington. The start date for this position is March 2024. This position is 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. Law clerks will also have the opportunity to work on various long-term projects, be involved in courtroom proceedings, and assist in the judicial extern program. Law Clerks are also responsible for some administrative duties in chambers.

QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must possess excellent research and writing skills. They must also be law school graduates from an accredited law school; be organized and work well
independently; and be experienced with Word, Westlaw, Lexis, and related software. Candidates must have a high regard for confidentiality and ethics and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive work environment. Candidates must have at least one year of clerkship experience or at least two years of litigation experience. Applicants with significantly more than two years of litigation experience are encouraged to apply.

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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