Job Opportunity – Judicial Clerkship

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
One-Year Position (August 2019 through end July 2020)

Under the supervision of the Chief Judge, the Law Clerk is required to:
• Conduct legal research on relevant statutes and cases; analyze legal issues presented by administrative records; communicate findings of research to tribal court judges either orally or by succinct memoranda.
• Review legal pleadings, motions, briefs, transcripts, and recordings.
• Draft memoranda of decision and orders for pending Tribal Court cases.
• Attend hearings as requested by the tribal judges.
• Prepare special projects such as editing decisions for publication and developing proposed amendments to Mashantucket Rules of Civil Procedure.

The annual salary is $50,000 plus benefits.

1. Submit a cover letter addressed to “Chief Judge,” resume, law school transcript (official or unofficial), a brief legal writing sample, and a list of 2-3 references. Letters of recommendation are preferred, but not required. Transcripts and letters of recommendation may be included in the application packet or sent under separate cover. Applications are accepted via U.S. mail and/or e-mail.
2. Additionally, applicants must submit an online application via Click the Apply Now link, select Tribal Government and search for key words “law clerk.”
Applicants will be considered on such criteria as academic standing, law review or journal experience, moot court, other significant research or writing experience in the field of Native American law, prior employment, and faculty, employer or personal recommendations.

Applications must be received by April 5, 2019, 4:30 PM EST. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by April 19, 2019.

Address application packet to:
Chief Judge
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
P.O. Box 3126
101 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3126

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court practices Native American Preference in hiring as authorized by Public Law 93-638