and personnel management at the Supreme Court is handled by
the Human Resource Department of the Judicial Administrator's
Office. Justices at the Supreme Court recruit and hire
their own staffs; however, recruiting for all other positions
is done through the Human Resource Department. Most vacancies
are advertised in local newspapers and on internal bulletin
boards providing career growth and advancement opportunities
to court employees.
Louisiana Supreme Court is an equal opportunity employer.
Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color,
sex, age, national origin or disability is strictly prohibited.
Court of Louisiana Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement
at the Supreme Court of Louisiana is based on job related
qualifications, skills and experience .
The Supreme Court currently
has 181 employees- 104 in professional and 77 in support positions.
Over half of the professional positions are legal research
jobs which are staffed by attorneys. The Court also has law
librarians as well as information systems, accounting, human
resources, public relations, and public administration professionals
on staff. Support positions include paralegal, clerical/secretarial,
security, and courier jobs.
about employment may be sent to:
Office of the Judicial Administrator
400 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Supreme Court offers its employees competitive salaries and
generous benefits including annual and sick leave, medical
insurance, credit union membership, deferred compensation
plan, paid parking, and retirement.
justice at the Supreme Court has three law clerks who serve
at their pleasure. Justices often stagger hiring to ensure
that they always have one senior/experienced law clerk and
one junior/new law clerk. Hiring for judicial clerkships
is generally done one to one and a half years in advance,
therefore, individuals interested in such positions are encouraged
to send their applications or letters of interest directly
to the justices during the third semester of their second
or third year of law school. Updated resumes and transcripts
should be sent as soon as practicable after graduation.
for judicial clerkships should include a one-page cover letter,
resume, transcript, writing sample, and list of references.
Applications and enquiries should be sent directly
to the justices.
Description : Law Clerk--Supreme Court
position performs highly responsible legal work directly assisting
a Supreme Court justice with case-specific duties.
Law clerks work under their justice's exclusive supervision.
involves preparation of bench briefs and legal memoranda on
upcoming cases following a thorough review of the record,
research of pertinent law, and analysis of facts submitted.
must have considerable knowledge of the principles, methods,
materials, and practices of legal research and be able to
analyze, appraise, and organize facts, evidence, and precedents
in difficult and complex cases. The ability to communicate
clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, is a necessity
along with skills in word processing.
are required to have a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited
law school. (New graduates must be able to pass the bar exam
prior to renewal of appointment for a second year.) Prior
experience as a practicing attorney or law clerk in a lower
court is preferred but not required.