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Administrative Law Clerk - Chief Judge Decker

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Administrative Law Clerk - Chief Judge Decker

  • 493884
  • 100 NORTH 9TH STREET , Downtown, RICHMOND, Virginia, United States, 23219-2334
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Administrative Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)
  • Supreme Court

Title: Administrative Law Clerk - Chief Judge Decker

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience

Agency: Supreme Court

Location: CAV Office

Agency Website: www.vacourts.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Chief Judge Decker of the Court of Appeals of Virginia is seeking to fill an administrative clerkship position beginning in August of 2023. The position is located in Richmond, Virginia, although occasional travel to other locations in Virginia is required.
Job duties:
· Manage administrative tasks for the office – this includes serving as the primary point of contact for the chambers, filing and maintaining office documents, and handling reimbursements
· Maintain case management and organizational systems
· Prepare bench briefs and other memoranda
· Copyedit and citecheck opinions
· Substantive review, research, and writing on matters pending before the judge

This position offers a competitive benefits package, which includes vacation and sick leave, 13 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement, life insurance, deferred compensation and short- and long-term disability.

Minimum Qualifications

· Prior legal or internship experience in criminal, civil, workers’ compensation and/or administrative agency law
· Participation and service on Law Review or other law journal
· Knowledge of the trial and appellate court procedures, systems and rules utilized in the Commonwealth of Virginia
· Proficiency in online legal research and communication (experience using Westlaw is a plus)
· Organizational skills and attention to detail
· Ability to handle a high volume of materials while meeting critical deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation (including graduation in the Spring of 2023) from an ABA accredited law school, or membership in good standing of the bar of the Supreme Court of Virginia or highest court of another state
Applicants should be willing to make at least a two year commitment to the chambers

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

A writing sample, law school transcripts, resume and cover letter are required. Applicants must apply online; we do not accept documents via mail or email. Only interviewed applicants will be notified of the filling of the position. No phone calls or e-mails regarding application status.
The Virginia Judicial System is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Applicants who need accommodations for an interview should request this in advance by emailing humanresources@vacourts.gov. All candidates are subject to a criminal history background check before being offered employment.

Contact Information:

Name: Curt Crostic

Phone: No phone calls or e-mails regarding application status.

Email: humanresources@vacourts.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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