The United States District Court offers great employment opportunities in many different fields. In addition to having a wide variety of career options, there are also many other benefits that Federal Judicial employees enjoy.
Please see the information below for some of these benefits and reasons why a career with the United States Judiciary may be for you! Also visit USCourts.gov for additional information on working for the judiciary.
Local benefits for employees in the Eastern District of Michigan include:
The U.S. Judiciary has many opportunities to help employees with career development as well as personal development:
The Federal Courts comprise the Judicial Branch of the United States. We are an organization with a rich history governed by Article III of the U.S. Constitution. Our mission is to assure equal justice under the law. Although our Court is steeped in tradition, there are many benefits to working with the Court such as:
Once you are employed by the Federal Judiciary there are many opportunities for which to apply and compete for positions in other states. Employment in another district is not a guarantee, however, the ability to continue your Federal Judicial Service is a benefit. There are many District, Bankruptcy, and Circuit Courts throughout the country.
Procedures for Applying:
To apply for an open position, please read and follow the detailed instructions below. When you are ready to begin, select the position for which you would like to apply and click on the Application Form link provided for that position. A basic skills assessment may be administered at the time of application as specified in the vacancy announcement. The application process is expected to take approximately 45 minutes to complete and consists of completing an online employment application form (including entire professional history), uploading a resume and a cover letter, and the completion of a 20 minute basic skills assessment (when applicable).
An application kiosk is available in the Human Resources Department located in the Detroit Courthouse for candidates who do not have internet access. Please e-mail the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an application kiosk appointment. Candidates who have a disability or require special accommodations may e-mail the Human Resources Department at email@example.com for assistance or contact Criteria Corp Candidate Support at (877) 909-8378 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be assured consideration, please complete the application process by midnight on the closing date in the vacancy announcement.
Carefully follow all of the instructions listed below:
Please see thefor open Law Clerk/Legal positions with our Court.
Listen to Clerk of Court, David J. Weaver, and Human Resources Manager, Robyn Ringl provide prospective employees with information about the Court and the benefits employees can receive.
Eastern District of Michigan Job Openings
Law Clerk Opportunities
Because each judge functions independently, he or she can add to the qualification requirements for law clerks within the parameters mandated by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
A judge's specific qualifications for a position may be listed in position announcements. The Online System For Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) is utilized by some judicial officers. Please contact the chambers of each judicial officer for specific hiring details.
There are, however, general requirements for employment as a federal law clerk that must be satisfied by all appointees. By the time of appointment to a law clerk position, the candidate must be a law school graduate or be certified as having completed all law school studies and requirements and merely awaiting conferment of a degree.
As of May 16, 2005, newly hired law clerks must undergo a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint check. A judge also has the option of requiring a new law clerk to undergo an FBI Central Records Systems name check and a credit check. An employment appointment is provisional and contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the required fingerprint and optional checks. The Court will arrange processing the background checks upon notification of an applicant's selection for a position.
To search for law clerk opportunities in our Court please refer to the Law Clerk Employment Opportunities listed below and/or to the Online System For Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR).
Law Clerk Employment Opportunities
Law Internship Opportunities
Each judge functions independently, and he or she determines the qualification requirements for interns. Please contact chambers directly to seek an internship.
Interns are subject to an FBI fingerprint background check. Retention depends upon a favorable suitability determination.