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Appellate Court Judicial Law Clerk/Administrative Assistant Vacancy

June 08, 2023 9:00 AM | Paul Coogan (Administrator)

Justice Eugene G. Doherty of the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, seeks a judicial law clerk/administrative assistant for an opening in his chambers in Rockford, Illinois. This position may be considered on a limited term or an indefinite basis depending on the strength of the application. 

The judicial law clerk/administrative assistant conducts legal research and drafts memoranda, orders, and opinions for the justice, and may be asked to review and edit the work of other clerks. The position also requires sharing administrative duties with the other clerks, including paying bills, submitting reimbursement requests, etc. The administrative aspects of the position represent a very small part of overall clerking responsibilities. The successful applicant must have the ability to act in a manner consistent with the Court’s ethical responsibilities.

Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school is required. Law Review/journal experience is preferred. Preference will be given to those with prior experience as a judicial law clerk and/or appellate lawyer or as a legal practitioner, but all applicants with an outstanding academic record and superior research and writing skills will be considered. Excellent computer and technology skills required.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, class rank, writing sample and three references to . The position will remain open until filled; submissions received by Friday, June 16, 2023, will be given first consideration.

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