The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability is strictly prohibited.



Law Clerk

The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal seeks a law clerk to directly assist an appellate judge with case-specific duties. Working under the judge’s exclusive supervision and direction, clerks analyze the legal arguments of litigants, perform legal research, draft legal memoranda, and assist the judge with drafting opinions and writ dispositions. Clerks must have considerable knowledge of legal research methods and be able to analyze and organize facts and legal precedents in difficult and complex cases. Clerks must have strong writing skills and must be able to communicate clearly and concisely. Strong computer skills, especially with word-processing programs, are also a must. Applicants must have a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. At least three years of experience required. Previous experience as a law clerk a plus. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a one-page cover letter, resume, and a recent writing sample to jobs@fifthcircuit.org by close of business January 1, 2021.

The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.