Term Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge
Opens: May 1, 2019
Closes: June 17, 2019
The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has an opening for a Term Law Clerk to U.S.
District Judge Andrew P. Gordon. This is a one‐year, full‐time position with benefits including
health and life insurance, employee‐paid dental, vision, long‐term disability, and long‐term
care, and pre‐tax Flexible Spending Accounts. This position is located in Las Vegas, Nevada,
and begins in Fall 2020.
Salary: ($62,973 to $89,754 ‐ JSP 11 ‐13), depending on experience and other federal law‐clerk
Duties: The law clerk is expected to participate in the day‐to‐day management of civil and
criminal cases, perform substantive research, prepare memoranda and orders on matters
pending before the judge, assist with trials and hearing preparation, and perform some clerical
and administrative duties.
Qualifications: Applicants must be graduates of an accredited law school; possess excellent
interpersonal skills, superior writing and Westlaw‐based research skills, a working knowledge
of Word, and the ability to efficiently analyze complex legal issues; and demonstrate an
exceptional work ethic and the ability to multi‐task effectively within a team. Prior judicial clerkship,
litigation practice, or law journal experience is preferred. Bar membership and one
year of post‐graduate legal work experience is required for appointment at the JSP 12 level.
To Apply: Submit a detailed cover letter, résumé, names and contact information for three
references, and a representative writing sample (eight pages or less) by June 30, 2019 to:
Cathy Stuchell, Judicial Assistant to
District Judge Andrew Gordon
United States District Court
333 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Room 6018
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Attn: CLERKSHIP APPLICATIONS
The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Employees of the Court are excepted service appointments and considered at‐will with no
coverage by federal civil service classifications or regulations and can be terminated with or
without cause. All judiciary employees are required to adhere to the Judicial Code of Conduct.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States. New employees are
subject to a background check including fingerprinting and employment will be considered
provisional until the background check is completed. This position requires mandatory
electronic fund transfer for payment of net pay. Participation in the interview process will be at
the applicant’s own expense and relocation expenses will not be provided. The court reserves
the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement
without other notice.