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By observing judicial proceedings and working on cases from start to finish under the close watch of judges, Law Clerks develop their skills and gain an unparalleled understanding of the workings of the Court.

Law Clerks perform legal research, analyze motions and other matters on calendar, and perform other duties to expedite court business. A majority of Law Clerks are assigned to judges who preside over general and limited jurisdiction civil departments. Depending on experience, interest and availability, some Law Clerks may be assigned to specialized departments, including complex litigation, family law, writs and receivers, juvenile, criminal or appeals.

Many Law Clerks work at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Others are assigned to district courts located throughout Los Angeles County.

Law Clerks often form lasting bonds with the judges to whom they are assigned. Moreover, former Law Clerks have found that their clerkships, as well as the contacts made during their time at the Court, enhance their future employment opportunities.

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