Judicial Law Clerks

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What do they do?

Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.

Also known as:

Appellate Law Clerk, Career Law Clerk, Clerk to Justice, Court of Appeals Law Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Federal Law Clerk, Judicial Assistant, Judicial Clerk, Judicial Law Clerk, Law Clerk

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Judicial Law Clerks in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Judicial Law Clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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    Ranks #30 in job growth rate
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    Ranks #31 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Judicial Law Clerks:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Doctors degree professional practice, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (72%)
  • Master's degree (4.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (9.3%)
  • Associate's degree (5.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (5.3%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (2.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Prepare documentation of legal proceedings.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Confer with court staff to clarify information.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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