POSITION: Law Clerk - Term
POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Term Limited (Mon – Fri, 8am-5pm)
SALARY RANGE: JSP Grades 12-14 ($84,960 – $155,196)
OPEN DATE: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
DUTY STATION: Denver, Colorado
This position will be appointed to the chambers of Chief Judge Michael E. Romero for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado in Denver. The term judicial law clerk researches issues of law, attends court proceedings, and makes recommendations to the assigned judicial officer based on the law. There is daily interaction with the judicial officers and other law clerks concerning legal and court-related issues.
This appointment will be for an initial term of two years and may be extended to no more than an additional two years. Previous federal service as a Term Law Clerk may lessen the four-year total appointment. Successful candidate will be able to provide a minimum two-year commitment to the appointment. The preferred start date is May 3, 2021 but is negotiable.
To qualify for the position of law clerk, an applicant must be a law school graduate (or be certified as having completed all law school studies and requirements and merely awaiting conferment of degree) from a law school of recognized standing and have one or more of the following attributes:
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- Standing within the upper third of the law school class from a law school on the approved list of either the
- American Bar Association or the Association of American Law Schools;
- Experience on the editorial board of a law review of such a school;
- Graduation from such a school with an LLM degree; or
- Demonstration of proficiency in legal studies, which in the opinion of the judge, is equivalent to one of the above.
- At least one year in practice or judicial clerkship. Knowledge of bankruptcy law is highly preferable.