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Law Clerks for the Idaho Appellate Courts

The five justices of the Idaho Supreme Court and the four judges of the Idaho Court of Appeals each employ two law clerks, typically for a one- or two-year term. The appellate judges hire their own clerks. Please see the information provided below for details on applying for a clerkship in each chamber. The salary structure for law clerks is:

 

1st Year Salary $54,450  ~ ~  2nd Year Salary $57,500  ~ ~  3rd Year Salary $60,500
For information regarding benefits please visit the Idaho State Employee Portal website.
The links on the left-side of the web page will provide you with benefit information. 

 

Law clerk position with:
Idaho Supreme Court
 • Idaho Court of AppealsDistrict Court

 

Idaho Supreme Court

Please address applications to the individual justice at:

     Idaho Supreme Court 

     P.O. Box 83720

     Boise, Idaho 83720-0101

 

Chief Justice Roger Burdick

Next available clerkship would begin in August 2016.  Two-year commitment required.   

Application requirements:  cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, writing sample, letters of recommendation.  Recommendation letters may be sent separately. Apply before June 15, 2014.

 

Justice Daniel T. Eismann

Next available clerkship would begin in August 1, 2016.  One-year commitment required. Applications are accepted for the next law clerk term until July 1, 2015.

Application requirements:   Cover letter, résumé (including class rank and G.P.A.), writing sample (preferably 10-15 pages), any letters of recommendation or list of references.  Letters of recommendation may be sent separately.  

 

Justice Jim Jones

Next available clerkship would begin in August 2015.  Two-year commitment required.

Application requirements: cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, writing sample, two or three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters may be sent separately. Apply before June 15, 2014.

 

Justice Warren E. Jones

Next available clerkship would begin August 2015.  One-year commitment required.

Application packet accepted June 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014.

Application requirements:  cover letter, résumé, law school transcript (does not need to be “certified” transcript), writing sample (10-15 pages) which must reflect Bluebook usage, and letters of recommendation which may be sent separately.

 

Justice Joel Horton

Next available clerkship would begin in August 2015.  One clerkship available in August each year.  Clerkships are for a period of two-years.  

Application requirements:  cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, writing sample not edited by another, two or three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters may be sent separately. Applications from third-year students are accepted between June 1 and June 30 for the position to be filled following their graduation. Law school graduates may apply on the same schedule. 

 

Idaho Court of Appeals

Please address applications to the individual judge at:

     Idaho Court of Appeals 

     P.O. Box 83720

     Boise, Idaho 83720-0101

 

Chief Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez

Next available clerkship would begin in August 2015. Application requirements: cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, unedited writing sample, and letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately.

 

Judge Karen L. Lansing

Next available clerkship is To Be Announced. 

Application requirements: cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcript, unedited writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Judge Lansing seeks applicants in the top 20% of class. All applicants MUST submit a record of grades for first two years as soon as grades are released.

 

Judge David W. Gratton

Next available clerkship would begin in August 2015. Application packets accepted April 1, 2014, through July 31, 2014.

Application requirements: cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcript, writing sample (with explanation of extent of editing by others, if applicable), and two letters of recommendation. Judge Gratton seeks applicants in the top 20% of class.  Applicants are required to submit a record of grades for first two years as soon as grades are released.

 

Judge John M. Melanson

Next available clerkship would begin in August 2015.  Applications are accepted each year between January and May for positions which begin in August for the following calendar year.  Interviews are conducted primarily during the summer. Hiring of law clerks is normally for a two-year commitment, with one position available each year.

Application requirements:  cover letter, résumé, law school transcript, writing sample, two or three letters of recommendation.  Recommendation letters may be sent separately.

 

 

District Court Law Clerks

Each of Idaho's 42 District Judges also employs a law clerk. If you would like to be considered for one of these law clerk positions, you should contact each District Judge individually. These law clerk positions are county positions and the salary will vary from county to county. Click here for our Judicial Directory.

 

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Idaho Supreme Court



Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

 

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