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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

continued funding.



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 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