Appellate Law Clerk Opportunity

01/07/2024 4:39 PM | Anonymous

Judge J. Michael (“Mike”) Díaz, of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One, is seeking to hire a term  law clerk to start in August 2025. The term will end in August 15, 2026. Judge Diaz will begin accepting  applications on June 3, 2024 and will consider applications beginning on June 17, 2024, until the position  is filled. Interviews will be conducted, if possible, the week of July 1, with hiring offer(s) 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 3, 2023, please submit application materials electronically to Angela Ver Hoeve, at, subject line “Application for Clerkship - Judge Diaz – 2025-2027 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.

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