Judicial Clerks

Considering a judicial clerkship or are you already clerking? If so, consider McGuireWoods. Apply online >>

A clerkship is a significant personal accomplishment and an important first step in your professional legal training. We recognize the value of that step and encourage you to take it.

Rigorously immersed in legal writing and reasoning, you’ll learn to dissect the facts presented, distill a case to its essence, and master and apply the law. We’ll reinforce that experience and continue your training—teaching you to build the kinds of cases and deals you spent your clerkship deconstructing.

We offer substantive challenges in a wide range of practice areas with early opportunities to get experience in client meetings and in court. We offer a competitive signing bonus as well as credit for compensation and seniority purposes.

“I chose McGuireWoods following my clerkship because of the opportunity to work on appeals across diverse practice areas with a wonderful group of appellate litigators. I feel really fortunate to have the opportunity to do this kind of work in Richmond.” – Katherine Mims Crocker

“After clerking at the trial and appellate levels, I was looking for a firm that would give me the opportunity to work on important, substantive issues early on. In a matter of months, I’ve drafted dispositive motions in federal court and worked on matters before federal Courts of Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court. At McGuireWoods, I’ve been given every opportunity both to use what I’ve learned as a clerk and to grow as an advocate.” – Daniel M. Mahfood

“I chose McGuireWoods because I wanted exciting appellate work and the early experience that makes excellent appellate lawyers. The firm has made a real investment in its appellate team, and I’ve already seen that pay off with real responsibility in front-page matters.” – Brian D. Schmalzbach