Maryland Courts

Judicial Law Clerks

Full Time Positions
(locations throughout the State of Maryland)

Appellate Courts

Circuit Court

District Court

The District Court of Maryland has positions available in designated districts for judicial law clerks to provide legal support to District Court judges. This is a unique opportunity to put your legal skills to work, learn court operations from the inside out, and gain invaluable "real life" practical experience while working in a challenging, high volume, highly-variable and fast-paced environment. You will work with several judges in varying court locations and gain exposure in your own legal community. The normal contractual term is from September 1 through August 30.

Responsibilities include conducting legal research, drafting memoranda/proposed orders/opinions for District Court judges. Assignments may also include assisting administrative judge with issues relating to special programs (drug court, ADR, domestic violence, etc.); working with prosecutors, bar, and support agencies to coordinate case management improvements; reviewing and summarizing case files; organizing evidence; calculating damages for complex cases; responding to attorneys and self-represented litigants. Frequent intrastate travel among court locations within the geographic district is required. Incumbents can also expect to interact heavily with the Administrative Judge, District Court Judges, attorneys, the public, local court-related agencies and service providers on a regular basis.

Selected candidates with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school will be paid $16.86/hour. Those enrolled in, but not graduated from, an accredited law school will be paid $15.32/hour. These are contractual positions and do not include State benefits. Those selected must be knowledgeable of Maryland law and procedure, and of the function and jurisdiction of the District Court of Maryland. Candidates must: be computer proficient and be experienced in the use of word processing software (preferably WordPerfect or Word); be proficient in performing all types of legal research, including on-line and web-based research; have sound logic, excellent organizational, problem solving, communications and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to compose written reports and business/legal correspondence. Law clerks must have reliable transportation and be available for intrastate travel as needed.

For consideration, please submit resume(s) and writing sample to the Administrative Judge in desired area(s).

District One: Baltimore City
Hon. John R. Hargrove, Jr., Administrative Judge
District Court of Maryland, District One
5800 Wabash Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-3330

District Four: Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties
Hon. Robert B. Riddle, Administrative Judge
District Court of Maryland, District Four
Louis Goldstein Multi-Service Center
200 Duke Street, Room 2200
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678-4136

District Five: Prince George's County
Hon. Thomas J. Love, Administrative Judge
District Court of Maryland, District Five
14735 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772-3042

District Six: Montgomery County
Hon. Eugene Wolfe, Administrative Judge
District Court of Maryland, District Six
191 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, Maryland 20850

District Seven: Anne Arundel County
Hon. John P. McKenna, Administrative Judge
District Court of Maryland, District Seven
251 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1539

District Eight: Baltimore County
Hon. Alexandra N. Williams, Administrative Judge
District Court of Maryland, District Eight
120 East Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21286-5307

District Ten: Carroll and Howard Counties
Hon. JoAnn Ellinghaus-Jones, Administrative Judge
District Court of Maryland, District Ten
3451 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043-4377

District Eleven: Frederick and Washington Counties
Hon. Oliver John Cejka, Jr., Administrative Judge
District Court of Maryland, District Eleven
100 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

District Twelve: Allegany and Garrett Counties
Hon. Edward Malloy, Jr., Administrative Judge
District Court of Maryland, District Twelve
123 S. Liberty Street
Cumberland, Maryland 21502-3005

Circuit and Appellate Courts

For appellate clerkships, contact the individual judges.

For circuit court clerkship opportunites, contact the individual judges.

The current salary for circuit court law clerks is $38,189 for clerks who have not been admitted to the Maryland bar, and $43,789 for clerks who are a member of the Maryland bar.

The current salary for newly appointed appellate clerks is $45,513.

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The Maryland Judiciary
The Administrative Office of the Courts
Human Resources Department
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
FAX: (410) 974-2849