Appellate Court Clerkships

Law Clerks at the Utah Appellate Courts

Clerkships at the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals are full-time positions generally for at least one year. The appellate judges hire their own clerks. Please see the information provided below for the details on applying for a clerkship in each chamber. Applicants must have completed at least 4 semesters of law school prior to submitting application materials. The current salary for law clerks is:

Level I (entry level J.D.) $45,461
Level II (admission to the bar or 6 mos. full-time law related employment since graduation from law school) $48,006
Level III (1 yr. full-time law related employment since graduation from law school) $50,692

Utah Supreme Court Clerkships

Please address applications to the individual justice at:

Utah Supreme Court
P. O. Box 140210
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0210

Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant

No clerkships are presently available.

Application requirements: cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample (preferably 10-15 pages), and two or three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters may be sent separately.

Justice Christine M. Durham

One clerkship position available for August 2014. Accepting applications through the remainder of October 2013.

Application requirements: cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample (preferably 10-15 pages) two or three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters may be sent separately.

Justice Ronald E. Nehring

No clerkships are presently available.

Application requirements: resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and two or three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately.

Justice Jill N. Parrish

No clerkships are presently available.

Application requirements: cover letter, resume, complete law school transcripts, writing sample (preferably 10-15 pages), and two or three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately. Further inquiries about these two clerkships can be made at joank@utcourts.gov

Justice Thomas R. Lee

No clerkships are presently available.

Application requirements: resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and two or three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately.


Utah Court of Appeals Clerkships

Please address applications to the individual judge at:

Utah Court of Appeals
P. O. Box 140230
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-0230

Judge James Z. Davis

No set law clerk rotation.

Application requirements: resume, law school transcript, writing sample, 2-3 letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters may be sent separately.

Judge Gregory K. Orme

1 clerkship ordinarily available beginning August each year; 1 clerkship ordinarily available beginning January each year.

Application requirements: resume, law school transcript, unedited writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

Application deadline: Applications from third-year students are accepted between August 1 and August 31 for the two positions to be filled following their graduation. Law school graduates may apply during the same period. Due to the volume of applications received, applications received before August 1 or after August 31 will not be considered. Interviews will be conducted in September. Offers will be extended in October.

Judge J. Frederic Voros, Jr.

1 clerkship available in August each year; 1 clerkship available in January each year.

Application requirements: cover letter, resume, law school transcript, 2-3 letters of recommendation, and unedited writing sample. If your primary writing sample is policy-oriented, please also include a secondary unedited writing sample reflecting close legal analysis.

Application deadline: Offers are extended over a year in advance. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Preference will be given to applications received by June 1 for positions starting in August of the following year and January of the year after that.

Judge Stephen L. Roth

1-year clerkship available August/September 2015.

Application requirements: resume, law school transcript, writing sample, 2-3 letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters may be sent separately.

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning July 1, 2014. All applications must be received no later than August 31, 2014.

Judge Michele M. Christiansen

No set law clerk rotation. Law clerks are hired when an incumbent law clerk gives notice of leaving.

Application requirements: resume, law school transcript, unedited writing sample.


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