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LAW CLERK - Supreme Court - Carson City

Supreme Court of Nevada Carson City, NV

Job Description


Nevada Supreme Court

Carson City

Position # SC1


The Justices of the Nevada Supreme Court are now accepting applications for law clerkships that will begin in the Summer/Fall of 2018.  Law clerks work for individual Justices and assist them with processing appeals and writ petitions.  Law clerks conduct a broad range of duties, including legal research, preparing bench memos, drafting orders and opinions, proofreading and editing the other work produced in chambers.   A clerkship will be for either a one-year or two-year term depending on individual Justice preference.  Most positions are located in Carson City, Nevada, with some positions located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Education and Experience: Applicants must have graduated from an ABA accredited law school, preferably in the top 20%.  Law review or other journal experience is desirable.  Law clerks must possess exceptional legal research and writing abilities, must be flexible, and must be motivated to work independently to produce high quality work in a fast-paced appellate environment. 

Annual Salary:  $64,064 employee/employer paid retirement, approximate.

Application Process: In order for you to be considered for a Law Clerk position, you must complete a Supreme Court of Nevada Employment Application, a cover letter, a resume, and submit along with two short unedited writing samples, a law school transcript, and at least three references. It is your responsibility to provide specific, accurate and complete information describing how you meet the minimum qualifications in your original application materials.

Applications are available on the Nevada Supreme Court, Administrative Office’s Employment page: 

You may complete the application online and then print and mail or deliver to:

Cynthia Sampson, Personnel Analyst

Administrative Office of the Courts

Supreme Court Building

201 South Carson Street, Suite 250

Carson City, Nevada 89701-4702

You may also submit your application packet:

The final date to submit applications is October 31, 2017.

The Supreme Court of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer.  If accommodation for a disability is needed during the application or examination process, contact the Personnel Analyst at 775.684.1744.

Job Details

Date Posted July 6, 2017
Date Closes October 31, 2017
Address 201 S. Carson St.
Located In Carson City, NV
Work At Supreme Court
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 23-2092.00 Law Clerks
Zipcode 89701
Name Cynthia Sampson
Address 201 S Carson Street
City, State and Zip Carson City, Nevada 89701
Phone 775-684-1700
FAX 775-684-1777

This job offers the following benefits

  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Pension Plan
  • Dental
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Same-Sex)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Merit Increases

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