There is no one comprehensive source for information about state court judicial clerkships. Some potentially useful resources include:
- The Guide to State Court Judicial Clerkship Procedures (“Vermont Guide”), which lists contact information and application requirements for clerkships in each of the fifty states. (See this quick reference chart from the guide for a sense of general application timing/deadlines.) The Vermont Guide contains links to state court websites — these websites (and not necessarily the guide itself) will contain the most current information on state court clerkship opportunities.
- The NALP Insight and Inside Information for Select State Court Clerkships guide contains detailed state court clerkship hiring information on a select number of states. This resource was compiled based on information submitted by judicial clerkship counselors from law schools located in the states referenced in the guide.
- The National Center for State Courts has a list of State Court Website links, state and federal court job postings, and information on how courts are structured in individual states.
- The California Supreme Court and the California Courts of Appeal generally do not hire graduating students, but rather hire more experienced practitioners as law clerks or permanent staff attorneys. However, the California Superior Courts — particularly in San Francisco and Los Angeles counties — have in recent years hired graduating law students as term clerks. Attorney job listings with the California Administrative Office of the Courts, the Supreme Court of California, or the California Courts of Appeal, are available by following the links at https://www.courts.ca.gov/5787.htm.
- Law clerks at the state high court (article about the day-to-day role of a CA SUP CT clerk)