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Staff attorneys and law clerks provide the court with procedural and substantive legal advice regarding the disposition and efficient completion of cases. They review, summarize, research, and analyze matters before the court. Their research and recommendations assist the court in resolving legal arguments presented and in deciding cases expeditiously.
Staff attorneys and law clerks
- conduct legal research;
- review case records and filings, and analyze options;
- draft legal memoranda and propose opinions and orders;
- discuss legal analysis with judges; and
- provide procedural information to pro se litigants and counsel.
Staff attorneys and law clerks must be graduates of law schools in good standing and possess other qualifications related to professional and academic accomplishment specified by employing judges and courts. Some professional legal experience also may be desired.