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(For all Northern California court locations)

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Current Career Opportunities

All positions listed below will be open until filled (priority consideration given to applications received before the date listed).

 Priority Consideration Date
Judicial Law Clerk - Oakland (.pdf, 129 KB)

The U.S. District Court, Northern CA, is seeking a Judicial Law Clerk for an assignment reporting to several judges in the Oakland Division. Duties include extensive legal research and writing on the full range of issues arising in the federal court, including patent litigation. The position will be available commencing October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022

04/1/2021
Judicial Law Clerk - Social Security (.pdf, 125 KB)

The U.S. District Court, Northern CA, is seeking a Judicial Law Clerk for a specialized assignment reporting to several judges throughout the district. Duties include extensive legal research and writing on issues on which the court needs assistance, and which may vary from time to time. It is expected that the position will focus on appeals of administrative denials of social security benefits. Qualified applicants must be a member of the California Bar, have excellent academic record, exceptional research and writing skills, and at least one year of experience in the practice of law or as a law clerk. The position will be available commencing February 1, 2021 through at least September 30, 2022.

01/15/2021
Judicial Term Law Clerk to District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong (.pdf, 109 KB)

District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong is seeking a Judicial Term Law Clerk. Qualified applicant must be a member of the California Bar, have an excellent academic record, exceptional research and writing skills, and at least two years of experience in the practice of law and/or as a law clerk.

Pro Tem Court Reporter BPA Forms Packet (.pdf, 320 KB)