Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys:
- Review case records and filings
- Conduct legal research
- Provide judges and panels with legal advice
- Prepare bench memos and orders
- Propose disposition of cases
- Draft opinions for panels
Current law for employment in the judiciary requires paid employees to be:
- a U.S. citizen;
- a person who owes allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408);
- a person admitted as a refugee or granted asylum who has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
- a lawful permanent resident who is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B).
To comply with requirement number 4 above and for more information visit Citizenship Requirements on the OSCAR website.