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Working As A 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

  • $60,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Law Clerk Do

A Law Clerk is responsible for researching, compiling, comparing, and organizing legal documents for judges and lawyers. They research law, assemble case materials, and write reports.

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Law Clerk Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    49.5%
  • Female

    47.4%
  • Unknown

    3.1%

Ethnicity

  • White

    77.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.3%
  • Asian

    9.4%
  • Unknown

    2.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.7%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    46.2%
  • French

    12.9%
  • Mandarin

    5.0%
  • Chinese

    4.4%
  • German

    4.0%
  • Russian

    4.0%
  • Italian

    3.4%
  • Portuguese

    3.0%
  • Arabic

    2.7%
  • Hindi

    2.2%
  • Korean

    2.1%
  • Japanese

    2.1%
  • Urdu

    1.4%
  • Hebrew

    1.2%
  • Cantonese

    1.2%
  • Greek

    0.9%
  • Gujarati

    0.9%
  • Polish

    0.8%
  • Vietnamese

    0.7%
  • Armenian

    0.6%
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Real Law Clerk Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Law Clerk DLA Piper LLP (Us) Seattle, WA Jun 07, 2015 $230,000
Law Clerk DLA Piper LLP (Us) Seattle, WA Jul 06, 2015 $230,000
Law Clerk Debevoise & Plimpton LLP New York, NY Apr 04, 2016 $230,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate White & Case LLP New York, NY Aug 29, 2016 $230,000
Senior Law Clerk Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP New York, NY Sep 03, 2015 $230,000
Law Clerk Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC Washington, DC Aug 12, 2015 $225,000
Law Clerk Fenwick & West LLP San Francisco, CA Sep 22, 2015 $212,000 -
$230,000
Senior Law Clerk Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP San Francisco, CA Oct 24, 2016 $210,000
Law Clerk Debevoise & Plimpton LLP New York, NY May 12, 2016 $210,000
Law Clerk Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP New York, NY Dec 19, 2016 $210,000
Pre-Admitted Law Clerk/Associate White & Case LLP New York, NY Nov 14, 2016 $210,000 -
$260,000
Law Clerk DLA Piper LLP (Us) Washington, DC Sep 16, 2016 $210,000
Law Clerk Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP New York, NY Jul 18, 2016 $210,000
Law Clerk O'Melveny &Amp; Myers LLP Menlo Park, CA Jul 20, 2015 $210,000
International Law Clerk White & Case LLP Miami, FL Jun 01, 2016 $155,000
International Law Clerk White & Case LLP Miami, FL Sep 18, 2015 $155,000 -
$165,000
International Law Clerk White & Case LLP Miami, FL Jan 06, 2016 $155,000
Law Clerk Venable LLP Los Angeles, CA Feb 02, 2015 $150,000 -
$260,000
Law Clerk Pepper Hamilton, LLP Philadelphia, PA Jan 09, 2016 $150,000
Law Clerk DLA Piper LLP (Us) New York, NY Aug 04, 2015 $150,000
Law Clerk Dechert LLP Philadelphia, PA Aug 26, 2015 $145,000 -
$260,000
Law Clerk Baker and McKenzie LLP Miami, FL Aug 15, 2016 $145,000
Law Clerk Law Office of Frank Xu, PLLC New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $54,000
Law Clerk Ricci Sprouls PC San Francisco, CA Aug 22, 2016 $53,970
Law Clerk Law Offices of Jean D. Chen San Jose, CA Aug 19, 2015 $53,810
Law Clerk Law Offices of Jean D. Chen San Jose, CA Aug 25, 2015 $53,810
Law Clerk Inventus Law Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 01, 2015 $53,810
Intellectual Property Law Clerk Howard B. Rockman, P.C. Chicago, IL Aug 20, 2015 $53,706
Law Clerk Law Offices of Zhiyu Hu, P.C. Edison, NJ Feb 09, 2016 $53,511

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Top Skills for A Law Clerk

DiscoveryDocumentsPre-TrialMotionsComplaintsComplexLegalIssuesLegalMemosPersonalInjuryCasesLegalDocumentsCounselSummaryJudgmentRealEstateFamilyLawBankruptcyCivilLitigationMedicalMalpracticeEmploymentLawClientInterviewsDemandLettersAppellateBriefsCriminalLawOralArguments

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Top Law Clerk Skills

  1. Discovery Documents
  2. Pre-Trial Motions
  3. Complaints
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reviewed discovery documents and organized trial preparation documents
  • Involved in providing litigation support by reviewing and working on discovery, pre-trial motions, and trial preparation work.
  • Draft arbitration complaints, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board motions, and cease and desist letters.
  • Researched and analyzed complex legal issues in civil cases.
  • Drafted legal memos and motions and conduct legal research arising in insurance defense litigation cases

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