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Term Law Clerk to a U.S. Magistrate Judge - Wichita, Kansas

Position Title: Term Law Clerk
Number of Positions 1
Length of Positions: 1-4 years, by mutual agreement
Start Dates: To be determined
Location: Wichita, Kansas (hybrid onsite / remote schedule may be considered)
Salary Range: JSP 11-13* ($69,107 - $128,043)
Open Date: August 31, 2023
Closing Date: Open Until Fille

*Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and based upon Judicial Salary Plan (JSP) guidelines. 

This will include extensive legal research and writing, drafting of orders and opinions on a variety of motions in both criminal and civil cases, assisting the judge during courtroom proceedings, and case management responsibilities.  

•    Legal research, writing, and drafting orders and opinions
•    Communicating with counsel regarding case management and procedural requirements
•    Docketing orders
•    Schedule hearings and conferences 
•    Assisting judge during courtroom proceedings
•    Various legal and administrative duties as assigned

At the time of appointment, the candidate must possess the following minimum requirements: 
•    Be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school with strong academic credentials
•    Be a member of the bar of any state (applicants who intend to sit for the bar exam will be considered)
•    Possess superior research and writing skills, exhibit strong analytical ability and interpersonal skills
•    Show good judgment, initiative, and the ability to work independently and to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

•    Prior federal clerking experience
•    Have Law Review or have other note-worthy journal experience
•    Have exhibited a positive attitude, flexibility, and superior communication skills in a team environment 

1.    11 paid federal holidays
2.    Health, Dental, Vision, and Group Life Insurance
3.    Participation in the Flexible Benefits Program for Health and Dependent Care
4.    Participation in Federal Occupational Health (FOH)/Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
5.    Student loan forgiveness for qualified individuals, pursuant to the terms of the PSLF program
6.    Free parking
7.    Free onsite fitness center
The U.S. District Court reserves the right to modify or withdraw this job announcement without prior written notice. One or more positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement. This position is subject to mandatory participation in electronic payment of net pay (i.e. Direct Deposit) and a favorable background check, which may be subject to periodic updates. The U.S. District Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct. Due to the volume of applications received, the court may only communicate to those individuals selected for an interview. Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work for the United States Government.

To apply for this position, please submit the following items in a single PDF document by email to and include the “Vacancy Announcement #WI 23-18” in the email subject line:   
1.    cover letter 
2.    chronological resume
3.    two (2) writing samples, and
4.    a Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment*

The Application for Employment form is available on the Court’s website under the Forms/Employment tabs. Please note that there are separate forms for PC and Mac users. 
* You should respond to questions 18, 19, and 20 of the AO 78 application form, in accordance with the Fair Chance to Compete with Jobs Act of 2019.


Expiration Date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023