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Working As An Attorney Law Clerk

  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $82,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Attorney Law Clerk Do

An Attorney Law Clerk helps attorneys by assembling and organizing information for legal documents. They research and analyze law sources to prepare drafts of briefs or arguments for review and approval.

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Attorney Law Clerk Demographics

Gender

Male

46.4%

Female

41.9%

Unknown

11.7%
Ethnicity

White

59.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.5%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

9.4%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

44.2%

French

8.5%

Korean

7.0%

Mandarin

5.4%

Russian

5.4%

Chinese

4.7%

German

3.9%

Arabic

3.9%

Italian

3.1%

Portuguese

2.3%

Romanian

1.6%

Danish

1.6%

Armenian

1.6%

Japanese

1.6%

Cantonese

1.6%

Swedish

0.8%

Vietnamese

0.8%

Hmong

0.8%

Hindi

0.8%

Ukrainian

0.8%
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Attorney Law Clerk Education

Schools

John Marshall Law School

8.5%

Southwestern Law School

8.2%

South Texas College of Law

8.2%

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

7.7%

University of Maryland - Baltimore

5.6%

Mitchell-Hamline School of Law

5.0%

University of San Diego

4.8%

California Western School of Law

4.8%

Loyola University of Chicago

4.5%

DePaul University

4.5%

University of Miami

4.5%

New York Law School

4.2%

Wayne State University

4.0%

George Washington University

4.0%

University of Denver

4.0%

American University

3.7%

University of Houston

3.7%

Loyola University New Orleans

3.4%

Michigan State University-College of Law

3.4%

Pepperdine University

3.4%
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Majors

Law

76.8%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

7.7%

Business

3.4%

Political Science

2.1%

Criminal Justice

2.0%

Journalism

1.3%

Taxation

0.9%

Dispute Resolution

0.7%

Communication

0.6%

Finance

0.6%

Real Estate

0.6%

Accounting

0.5%

Legal Studies

0.4%

English

0.4%

Public Administration

0.4%

Education

0.3%

Legal Support Services

0.3%

Psychology

0.3%

Community Organization And Advocacy

0.3%

Environmental Science

0.3%
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Degrees

Doctorate

82.7%

Masters

7.3%

Other

4.1%

Bachelors

4.0%

Certificate

1.2%

Associate

0.6%

License

0.1%

Diploma

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
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$41,000
Min 10%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$82,000
Median 50%
$162,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Highest Paying City
Silver Spring, MD
Highest Paying State
Delaware
Avg Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does an Attorney Law Clerk make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Attorney Law Clerk in the United States is $82,550 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $41,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $162,000.

Real Attorney Law Clerk Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Pre-Admission Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP New York, NY Apr 15, 2013 $230,000
Associate Attorney/Pre-Admission Law Clerk White & Case LLP New York, NY Nov 20, 2012 $230,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP New York, NY Jan 05, 2015 $210,000 -
$250,000
Contract Attorney/Law Clerk Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Los Angeles, CA Mar 01, 2013 $189,917
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP New York, NY Oct 17, 2013 $185,000 -
$230,000
Contract Attorney/Law Clerk Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Los Angeles, CA Apr 01, 2011 $169,047
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP Palo Alto, CA Sep 09, 2014 $160,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP Washington, DC Aug 26, 2014 $160,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP New York, NY Sep 11, 2014 $160,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP Washington, DC Sep 11, 2014 $160,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP New York, NY Oct 02, 2014 $160,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP Palo Alto, CA Sep 13, 2015 $160,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP New York, NY Dec 15, 2014 $160,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP Miami, FL Sep 12, 2014 $155,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP Miami, FL Aug 24, 2014 $155,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP Miami, FL Sep 09, 2011 $135,000 -
$145,000
Associate Attorney/Pre-Admission Law Clerk White & Case LLP Washington, DC Sep 06, 2010 $135,000 -
$185,000
Associate Attorney/Pre-Admission Law Clerk White & Case LLP New York, NY Sep 03, 2010 $135,000 -
$160,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP New York, NY Jun 01, 2011 $100,000 -
$160,000
Law Clerk (Specialty)/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP New York, NY Sep 29, 2010 $100,000 -
$200,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP New York, NY Sep 11, 2013 $95,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney White & Case LLP New York, NY Sep 04, 2013 $95,000 -
$185,000
Pre-Admission Law Clerk/Attorney Reed Smith LLP Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2012 $90,813 -
$145,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate Attorney Deheng Chen, LLC New York, NY Sep 21, 2015 $82,750
Pre-Admission Law Clerk/Associate Attorney Reed Smith LLP New York, NY Apr 04, 2012 $82,243 -
$145,000

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Top Skills for An Attorney Law Clerk

  1. Legal Documents
  2. Pre-Trial Motions
  3. Discovery Responses
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  • Shadowed solicitors in the Commercial Litigation Department; attended meetings with international clients; assisted in drafting of legal documents.
  • Supervised the organization of thousands of discovery documents utilized for depositions and pre-trial motions.
  • Analyzed discovery responses and drafted motions to compel further discovery responses and oppositions thereof.
  • Created charts used in death penalty court hearings and other criminal proceedings.
  • Supported multiple attorneys focusing on legal matters concerning Construction and Real Estate litigation.

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Top 10 Best States for Attorney Law Clerks

  1. District of Columbia
  2. New York
  3. Alaska
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Arizona
  6. Rhode Island
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Nebraska
  9. Maryland
  10. Delaware
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