Job Vacancy - Federal Pro Se Law Clerk
These positions are located in the Clerk's Office of the United States District Court for the
District of South Carolina in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, and Greenville. Pro Se Law
Clerks are a resource for the entire court. Pro Se Law Clerks are appointed and supervised by the
Chief District Judge and serve at his or her pleasure. The Chief Judge may assign Pro Se Law
Clerks to work under the immediate direction of another supervising district or magistrate judge
designated by the Chief Judge. Pro Se Law Clerks provide substantive legal analysis, advice, and
assistance on cases pending before the District Court and on other court-related legal issues. The
specific job duties to be performed are at the designated supervising judge's discretion, subject to
parameters established by the Chief Judge. For example, duties may include, but are not limited
to, initial review, screening and analysis of prisoner and other pro se cases and drafting of
appropriate legal documents; legal research and drafting of proposed Orders or Reports and
Recommendations; preparing legal memoranda for the supervising judge's review and
consideration; and such other duties as may be assigned by the designated supervising judge or
the Chief Judge. Pro Se law clerk positions are for two-year terms subject to the availability of
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified persons interested in being considered for each position are invited to submit a cover
letter detailing related experience and accomplishments, a resume, Application for Judicial
Branch Employment (AO-78), which can be found at www.uscourts.gov under Forms & Fees,
and list at least three (3) professional references, including name and current contact information.
Please specify location(s) for which you are applying.
If your application packet does not provide all information requested, you may not be considered
for this position.
Only applicants selected to proceed to the next phase of the selection process will be notified.
Unsuccessful applicants will not receive notice.
All application materials must be received in our office by 4:30 p.m. on January 17, 2014, and
are to be sent to:
United States District Court
Attn: Sallie F. Dixon
Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Courthouse
901 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201