Announcement of Appellate Law Clerk Opportunity Judge J. Michael (“Mike”) Díaz, of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, is seeking to hire a term law clerk to start on August 16, 2024. The term will end on or about August 15, 2026. Judge Diaz will begin accepting applications on June 1, 2023 and will consider applications beginning on June 12, 2023, until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted, if possible, the week of June 19, with hiring offers to be made in early July.
The Court of Appeals handles appeals from Washington courts of general jurisdiction in all areas of law, including criminal, civil, and domestic matters. Judge Díaz seeks applicants with varied personal and professional backgrounds, who are interested in rigorous legal research and precise legal writing, in a collaborative and collegial environment. Candidates must be law school graduates or have completed the APR 6 law clerk program (or equivalent). Practicing attorneys are encouraged to apply. The law clerk salary is subject to state law and law clerks also receive state employee benefits.
On or after June 1, 2023, please submit application materials electronically to Angela Ver Hoeve, at Angela.VerHoeve@courts.wa.gov, subject line “Application for Clerkship - Judge Diaz – 2024-2026 TERM.” Applications should include the following: a letter of interest; a current resume; a writing sample (up to 12 pages); and three professional references or letters of recommendation.