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Assistant Law Clerk

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:57 pm

Hello,

While on my way to my first day on the job (Solo practitioner at 40k/yer) I received an offer as an Assistant Law Clerk at the trial court level in NY. The pay is much better and has benefits so I took it. Also, i'm intrigued by clerking and know what they do as I had an internship with a judge my 1L year.

However, I have never heard of an Assistant Law Clerk. This appears to be a position geared to those right out of law school but still offers a nice salary. Does anyone have any experience or can advise me on what to expect? How can I prepare for Day one? Thanks!
Last edited by Anonymous User on Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:08 am, edited 1 time in total.

RaceJudicata

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Re: Assistant Law Clerk

Postby RaceJudicata » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:06 am

Really a fly by the seat of your pants type guy/gal.

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Re: Assistant Law Clerk

Postby malibustacy » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:11 am

Sounds like questions you should have asked before taking the job, but oh well.

-Do you need to pass the NY bar?
-Is the clerk position term limited? For example, I know that federal clerk positions can be limited to four years.

http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/1jd/23307.pdf



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