Judicial Clerks

Share Your Experience and Insight of the Judicial Process with Us

Many Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie lawyers have held at least one judicial clerkship, either directly after law school or after an intervening period of private practice, and many of our former judicial clerks worked with us as summer associates before taking on their clerkships. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie recognizes the benefits of the insights and training conferred by a judicial clerkship, and we recognize the value of that experience to both the clerk and to the firm. We reward judicial clerks who come directly to the firm following their clerkship with one year’s credit for purposes of both salary and partnership consideration.

The firm encourages applications from current judicial clerks who are looking to begin private practice, provided that the judges for whom they are clerking deem the timing of such applications appropriate. Please discuss with your judge the appropriate time to interview with us and the judge’s policy on accepting offers of employment. Then let our Lawyer Recruitment Department know about your judge’s policy on these issues and advise us of any matters pending before your judge where Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is representing one of the parties.

We strongly encourage law students and summer associates to apply for judicial clerkships and, where feasible, to complete their clerkships prior to beginning as associates with the firm. Although an increasing number of judges are hiring clerks to begin a year or more after law school graduation, we discourage this timing because we have found that, despite our best efforts, starting at the firm for a limited time period with a fixed departure date for a clerkship can meaningfully diminish an associate’s experience and career development.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes, writing samples, and law school transcripts to our Lawyer Recruitment Department at LawyerRecruiting@lrrc.com.