Position Title: Law Clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
Position Type: Full-Time Term Limited, Excepted Service
Application Opening Date: October 21, 2019
Application Closing Date: Preference for those received by November 12, 2019
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Term of Employment: Immediately to August 31, 2020 (with potential to extend)
Starting Annual Salary Range: JSP 11/1 – 13/1, ($69,016 – $127,874 depending upon qualifications, experience and bar membership status)
General Job Description: Duties include conducting legal research and analysis, preparing memoranda and draft orders and opinions, working collaboratively with members of Chambers and the Clerk’s Office on matters affecting case administration, and performing other duties as may be assigned. A portion of the law clerk’s time will be spent observing courtroom proceedings and performing certain administrative functions.
Minimum Qualifications: At the time of appointment, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or be authorized to work in the United States. Applicant must be a law school graduate with academic standing in the upper third of the class or have other demonstrated proof of superior research and writing skills and legal acumen. Additionally, the applicant must be proficient in computer-assisted research and Microsoft Word. It is preferred that applicants have taken bankruptcy law in law school or have experience in the bankruptcy field or comparable practice areas. Familiarity with case management/electronic case filing (CM/ECF) is also preferred. Applicants must be able to quickly process and resolve complex issues and have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. Maturity, judgment, and discretion are required. Employees are hired provisionally pending the results of a completed background investigation.
How to Apply: Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and at least one writing sample. Candidates may apply for this position through the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) by clicking HERE , or alternatively, may submit applications by mail to: The Chambers of the Hon. Janet E. Bostwick, Attn: Leslie Su, Law Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court, John W. McCormack Post Office and Court House, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 1150 Boston, MA 02109-3945.
The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the job announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, if a closing date is shown, any of which actions may occur without any prior written notice.
Further Information for Applicants:
· Employees of the United States Bankruptcy Court serve on an “at will” basis and are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct, a copy of which is available upon request.
· Applicants who proceed further through the application process may be requested to provide additional information including references.
· The United States Bankruptcy Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.