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law clerk

n.
1. A graduate of law school who is employed as an assistant to a judge for a period of one or two years to gain legal experience prior to assuming long-term employment in the legal profession.
2. A law student employed as an assistant to a judge or attorney, especially to gain legal experience during the summer.
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It had been arranged for the purpose, early in the morning; its rich slabs of marble, all scratched by the heels of law clerks, supported a cage of carpenter's work of considerable height, the upper surface of which, within view of the whole hall, was to serve as the theatre, and whose interior, masked by tapestries, was to take the place of dressing-rooms for the personages of the piece.
Levitz didnt have children of his own, but he had his law clerks.
Summary: A group of nearly 700 former and current law clerks send Roberts a letter requesting action
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday announced 10 vacancies of Law Clerks for a period of 1 year commencing in September, 2016 as part of the Supreme Court's Law Clerkship Programme.
Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to network and be entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.
Of Courtiers & Kings: More Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices
I went through a painstaking process in picking my law clerks.
Along the way, Coyne meets immigrants hoping to stay in the country despite a harsh ruling from a lower court judge; law clerks who will do whatever it takes to beat Coyne to the Supreme Court promised land; a law clerk serving in the dreaded state courts who may have a surprise or two up her sleeve; judges who are managers guiding a team (the law clerks) to the right result in the judges' estimation; and other judges who care not just about reaching the correct result, but the manner in which the correct result is reached.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit revealed that all its members "will hire law clerks at such times as each individual judge determines to be appropriate," concomitantly explaining "the plan is [apparently] no longer working.
As part of that effort, the society needs help identifying the hundreds of attorneys who served as law clerks since the court's founding in 1957.
In chambers; stories of Supreme Court law clerks and their justices.
It reminded me of how little the general public, and even the legal community, knows about the inner workings of judges and their law clerks.