Senior Law Clerk at Maryland Courts

Maryland Courts


Mid Level

Annapolis, MD, USA

Not defined

02 Sep → 02 Oct

Job Description

Court of Special Appeals of Maryland

The Honorable Andrea M. Leahy’s Chambers

  • Chambers located in the Howard County Circuit Courthouse

9250 Judicial Way


  • $90,493
  • Current State Judiciary Employees Only: A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees,” found at

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Beginning December 29, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. Full vaccination status requires that two weeks have passed since the employee’s second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination shot, or since the one Johnson and Johnson vaccination shot. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. This new condition of employment is consistent with other state judiciary orders and with local state and federal requirements being adopted to control COVID-19 transmission rates and to safeguard the health of judiciary personnel and the public. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Job Responsibilities

  • Draft appellate opinions and legal memoranda touching virtually every aspect of criminal and civil law in Maryland.
  • Conduct extensive research and analysis of both state and federal law to resolve complex and novel legal issues, apply the pertinent laws, regulations, and judicial decisions.
  • Assist Judge Leahy prepare for oral argument.
  • Advise concerning motions and other matters pending before the Court, and compose draft orders as needed.
  • Oversee day-to-day administration of chambers, including maintaining and organizing records and supervising and coordinating tasks of term law clerks.
  • Work with co-clerks, the Clerk’s Office, and other judges’ chambers in circulating, approving, and filing opinions.
  • The Senior Law Clerk serves at the pleasure of the Judge.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Education: Juris Doctorate and a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar.

  • Experience: Two (2) years legal work experience.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules, court procedures, and process.

  • Knowledge of general office work such as filing and recording information.

  • Knowledge of computer software. Ability to perform legal research.

  • Ability to read and understand law-related materials.

  • Ability to compose orders, memoranda, and draft opinions.

  • Ability to brief the Judge on legal issues both orally and through written memoranda.

  • Ability to apply policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and laws as required.

  • Excellent analytical, writing, and organizational skills are required.

  • Ability to perform all essential functions of this position.

How To Apply

Apply through LegalJobs

Share job

Facebook icon
Linkedin icon
Twitter icon