The Housing Court is accepting applications for two law clerk positions. The law clerks will serve one term and may be invited to return for an additional one-year term. Successful candidates will be based in two divisions, although on occasion assignments and judicial need may require Law Clerks to travel to other courthouses throughout Massachusetts.
The law clerks, under the supervision of the Administrative Office of the Housing Court, will work directly with the justices on a variety of assignments that will involve performing legal research, preparing memoranda on cases and legal issues, drafting decisions and orders, and/or attending court sessions. Research topics will include not only substantive questions of law but also questions involving procedural and evidentiary issues. The law clerks can expect to complete the clerkship with a solid understanding of landlord-tenant and other housing law, court rules, and general courtroom practice.
Discuss legal issues with justices
Perform careful and accurate legal research and analysis
Prepare well-written legal research memoranda and draft decisions and orders
Attend motion hearings, portions of trials, and other courtroom proceedings
Submit all required administrative forms, such as work logs
Maintain law library materials
Perform related tasks as required
These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the law clerk position.
As of the start of the clerkship, a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-approved/provisionally approved law school
As of the start of the clerkship, Massachusetts residency
Access to a reliable vehicle and the ability to travel throughout Massachusetts
High professional and ethical standards
Excellent legal research skills, using both online and book resources
Excellent legal writing and analytical skills
Experience and knowledge in the use of personal computers, including the use of word processing programs and legal research services
Ability to follow written and oral instructions
Ability to manage, prioritize, and timely complete assignments
Ability to work independently while maintaining productivity and good judgment
Ability to work well with others in a professional setting, including justices, managers, and court staff
Commitment to serving the full term of the clerkship
Additional preferred qualifications include:
Commitment to government or public service.
Prior experience as a judicial intern.
Closing Date: 29th January, 2019
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After submitting your application and the resume through the Trial
Court’s applicant tracking system, you will need to submit the following
supplemental materials via email attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following in the “subject line” of the email: HC Law Clerk – Last Name, First Name.
In your email, please attach the following documents: 1. Cover Letter. Please explain your interest in a judicial clerkship with the Housing Court. Cover letters may be addressed to: Benjamin O. Adeyinka Deputy Court Administrator Administrative Office of the Housing Court Edward W. Brooke Courthouse 24 New Chardon Street, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02114