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Judicial Law Clerks - 23-1012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Appellate Law Clerk
  • Career Law Clerk
  • Child Support Officer
  • Clerk to Justice
  • Deputy Clerk
  • Federal Law Clerk
  • Judicial Assistant
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Law Clerk

SOC Occupation Groups

23-0000 Legal Occupations
23-1000 Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers
23-1010 Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks
23-1012.00 Judicial Law Clerks

Related Occupations


  • Attend court sessions to hear oral arguments or record necessary case information.
  • Communicate with counsel regarding case management or procedural requirements.
  • Compile court-related statistics.
  • Confer with judges concerning legal questions, construction of documents, or granting of orders.
  • Coordinate judges' meeting and appointment schedules.
  • Draft or proofread judicial opinions, decisions, or citations.
  • Enter information into computerized court calendar, filing, or case management systems.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the law and inform judges when cases are affected by such changes.
  • Maintain judges' law libraries by assembling or updating appropriate documents.
  • Participate in conferences or discussions between trial attorneys and judges.
  • Perform courtroom duties, including calling calendars, administering oaths, and swearing in jury panels and witnesses.
  • Prepare briefs, legal memoranda, or statements of issues involved in cases, including appropriate suggestions or recommendations.
  • Prepare periodic reports on court proceedings, as required.
  • Research laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, or other information related to cases before the court.
  • Respond to questions from judicial officers or court staff on general legal issues.
  • Review complaints, petitions, motions, or pleadings that have been filed to determine issues involved or basis for relief.
  • Review dockets of pending litigation to ensure adequate progress.
  • Supervise law students, volunteers, or other personnel assigned to the court.
  • Verify that all files, complaints, or other papers are available and in the proper order.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer oaths to court participants.
  • Confer with court staff to clarify information.
  • Coordinate legal schedules or activities.
  • Direct courtroom activities or procedures.
  • Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
  • Maintain the order of legal documents.
  • Meet with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues.
  • Prepare documentation of legal proceedings.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Record information from legal proceedings.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Supervise activities of other legal personnel.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Investigator (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Legal Administrative Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Legal Administrator (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Legal Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Legal Services Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Legalman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Military Justice Management Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Paralegal (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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