Student Law Clerk (#RL0200)
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$18.04-$21.92 Hourly / $3,126.27-$3,800.00 Monthly / $37,515.33-$45,600.11 Yearly


Under immediate supervision in a training capacity, performs legal research work of limited complexity and routine nature; and does other related work as required.


This class provides for the employment of law students who have completed at least one year of study in a law school of recognized standing. Incumbents in this class will not be permitted to perform duties constituting practice of law until bar membership has been established. This class is distinguished from Law Clerk in that the latter requires completion of law school studies and eligibility to take the examination for admission to the State Bar of California.


  • Studies, interprets, and applies laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities for use in the preparation of cases, opinions, and briefs.
  • Assists attorneys in the preparation of deeds, contracts, pleadings, resolutions, and legal opinions.
  • Confers with others regarding the collection of facts; investigates facts relating to proposed or pending litigation.
  • Assists in the preparation of correspondence and reports.


Education:  Satisfactory completion of one year in a law school of recognized standing. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Student Law Clerks must maintain continued enrollment and satisfactory progress in a recognized law school in order to hold this classification.


The principles and practices of legal research methods; preparation of briefs and opinions; the principles of law and their application.


Analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and precedence to legal problems; learn to present statements of law, fact, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form; perform research and assist in the preparation of legal opinions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RL0200; EST: 10/31/1973;