work environment requirements hiring faq

The monthly salary for a Law Clerk who is a member in good standing of the California State Bar starts at $6,183.09. The monthly salary for a Law Clerk who is not a California Bar member starts at $5,602.09. Benefits include health care, paid sick leave and vacation.

Law Clerks will be employed initially for a six-month limited term of employment. Upon approval by the Court, the term of employment may be extended for an additional year. Upon further approval by the Court, a Law Clerk may be employed for one more year. The total limited-term employment cannot exceed 30 months. During those two and one-half years of the clerkship, employment with the Court is “at will.”

Depending on the needs of the Court and after a minimum of two and one-half years in the Law Clerk position, the best and the brightest clerks may qualify to be considered for a regular status Research Attorney position.

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