Federal Judicial Clerks
As one of the nation’s leading trial firms, Robins Kaplan has long welcomed former federal judicial law clerks to its ranks. Our litigators and appellate attorneys value the practical experience judicial law clerks gain from working in chambers and within the court system. We offer former clerks an opportunity to use that experience to contribute to complex, high-stakes litigation early in their careers at Robins Kaplan.
We recruit and hire former clerks from federal district and circuit courts throughout the country. We prize clerks who are looking to put their experience into action and contribute immediately on our trial teams, and we recognize the value they bring to our firm by affording former clerks commensurate advancement credit and compensation.
Though we welcome applications from judicial clerks throughout the year, we encourage clerks interested in joining us at Robins Kaplan to submit their application in the early part of the year in which their clerkship ends.
LISTEN TO FORMER JUDICIAL CLERK AND CURRENT PARTNER MICHAEL REIF EXPLAIN WHY ROBINS KAPLAN IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE
One thing I think is really important for clerks to keep in mind in coming to a place like Robins Kaplan is this. When I walked in the federal courthouse every day, above the lobby was the phrase “Equal Justice Under Law”. And so, my judge who was a former marine, made a big deal out of trying to live by that, and trying to use that in how he approached everything, every day.
Now Robins Kaplan is a firm that was founded by two Jewish lawyers more than 80 years ago that couldn't get hired anywhere else in Minneapolis because of anti-semitism. And so this idea of fighting for justice, fighting for equal access to justice, undergirds everything that we do here.
Whether we're defending massive corporations, we’re defending individuals who have been wronged, whether we're fighting for the rights of plaintiffs who have been injured or hurt by the biggest companies in the world… if you have that sense of wanting to be part of a team, part of the fight for something bigger than yourself, if some of that seed was planted in you while you were clerking and you're looking for a place to continue it, this is the place where you want to be. This is what we do every day and we want you to be part of that team.
Below are some of the Robins Kaplan attorneys who previously served as judicial clerks. We encourage you to reach out to any of them or our Recruiting and Alumni Manager Martha Capper for more information about our firm.
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