Law clerks provide legal research to Connecticut trial
level judges on pending matters and are assigned to work in
one of the judicial district courthouses throughout the state.
appointment as a law clerk to the Superior Court is for a
period of 52 weeks. Positions open in August, September, and
October of 2014. Students graduating in 2014, or before, may
apply for these positions after September 1, 2013. Hiring
decisions will be finalized in March of 2014.
The salary for
the 2014-2015 term is the biweekly equivalent of an annual
salary of $53,674.86 ($2056.51 paid biweekly).
Applicants should expect to graduate with high academic
standing from a law school approved by the Connecticut Bar
Examining Committee and should have a demonstrated interest
and proficiency in legal research and writing. Law clerks are
not required to be members of the Bar of Connecticut or of any
- Applicants who attend law schools that participate in
campus and consortium interview programs with this office
must contact their Career Services Office for further
instructions and interview dates.
They should submit,
through Career Services:
- A copy of grades achieved in law school,
including, if available, class standing;
- A resume.
After the campus or
consortium interview, the following items should be
mailed directly to the
Legal Research Office:
direct applicants, as well as second interviews for
applicants initially interviewed at an on-campus or
consortium event, will take place in New Haven in January
and February of 2014. A final component of the application
process is a writing assignment, administered to all
applicants who interview in New Haven, at the time of the
- A brief, unedited writing sample;
- Two letters of recommendation from
individuals that can speak to the applicant’s research
and writing abilities;
- An official undergraduate transcript;
- An official law school transcript.
- Applicants who attend law schools that do not
participate in interview programs with this office, as
well individuals who have already graduated, may apply
directly to the Legal Research Office, between September 1
and October 31, 2013:
These applications should
include items 2-6, as listed above.
Additionally, as vacancies can occur at any
time during a term, qualified law school graduates
available for immediate employment may submit
applications, to include items 2-6, directly to the Legal
Research Office at any time.
all applications to:
John Weikart, Attorney at Law
Deputy Director, Legal Research
121 Elm Street – Room 34
New Haven, Connecticut 06510