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Include These Judicial Clerk Skills
- solid knowledge of legal terminology and documentation
- attention to detail and dedication to accuracy
- verbal and written communication abilities
- Computer literacy and average IT skills.
- Ability to work under pressure
Below you will find an example of how a Judicial Law Clerk cover letter can highlight these abilities and experience.
Dear Ms. Pellman:
As a skilled legal clerk with dynamic experience in performing diverse clerical and operational tasks to facilitate courtroom efficiency and organization, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume. I am confident that you will find my dedication and solid work ethic to be of value as your next Judicial Law Clerk.
My experience in providing general legal assistance as a Juducial Law Clerk in the small claims court of Fayetteville has prepared me to make a significant contribution to your courtroom. My work there included recording minutes, conducting background research, preparing legal documents, and handling a variety of administrative duties. My deep knowledge of legal procedures and terminology coupled with my excellent communication and teamwork skills are certain to make me an immediate asset in this position.
Highlights of my experience include the following:
Drafted bench memoranda and opinions, assisted with motions, and mediation of small claims and landlord-tenant matters.
Assisted the Judge in courtroom proceedings including pretrial conferences, motion sessions, and over 100 trials.
Communicated with counsel regarding case management and procedural requirements.
Contacted counsel for additional submissions to court and confirm oral argument.
My finely honed skills in courtroom support, accompanied by my core strengths in legal research, court interactions, and client service, position me strongly to exceed your expectations for a Judicial Law Clerk. It will be a pleasure to offer more insight into my qualifications, and I look forward to meeting with you soon.
Thank you for your consideration.
Ariana S. Lopez