An advertisement for a federal district law clerk:
United States District CourtI'm sure it's happened before, but hiring a law clerk -- particularly one with the excellent credentials requested in the portion of the job posting that I did not quote -- to work on a particular case struck me as very odd.
Central District of California
LAW CLERK TO A UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Grade Range: JSP 11 - JSP 14
Salary Range: $58,262 - $127,562
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
No. of Vacancies: One (or more)
United States District Judge is seeking a full-time law clerk to assist with highly complex RICO death penalty case. The Law Clerk will work in the chambers of the Hon. George H. King in Los Angeles, but will also assist other judges in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside as portions of the case are transferred for separate trials. Duties of the position include substantial research, writing, motion work, case management, and assistance with trials. This position will require travel to working in the Santa Ana and Riverside divisional offices. Travel will be required to the divisional offices.