Occupation Profile for Law Clerks

Assist lawyers or judges by researching or preparing legal documents. May meet with clients or assist lawyers and judges in court.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$36,360.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
3.3 Average Unemployment Percentage 22.5 Percentage That Completed High School
37,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 39.3 Percentage That Had Some College
36,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 38.1 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Attorney Law Clerk
Chancery Clerk
Clerk to Justice
Closing Agent
Federal Law Clerk
Judicial Clerk
Judicial Law Clerk
Law Clerk
Legal Assistant
Legal Clerk
Paralegal
Principal Law Clerk
Research Attorney
Staff Attorney
Summer Law Associate

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Search for and study legal documents to investigate facts and law of cases, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Core — Prepare affidavits of documents and maintain document files and case correspondence.
  • Core — Research and analyze law sources to prepare drafts of briefs or arguments for review, approval, and use by attorney.
  • Core — Review and file pleadings, petitions and other documents relevant to court actions.
  • Supplemental — Prepare real estate closing statements and assist in closing process.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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