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Clerkships at the Colorado Supreme Court are full-time positions for one to two years, typically beginning in August or September of each year.  The current salary for clerkships is $5181 per month.  Each Justice hires his/her own law clerks, typically about 12-18 months in advance.  To apply, unless indicated otherwise below, please submit a cover letter, your resume, your law school transcript reflecting at least three semesters of grades, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.  Writing samples should reflect only the applicant’s own work and should not have been edited by anyone else.  Letters of recommendation may be sent separately.  Application materials should be submitted to each Justice separately at the email address indicated below.
 
Colorado Supreme Court
2 East 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

Chief Justice Brian Boatright - 720-625-5410

Chief Justice Boatright is accepting clerkship applications for the 2024-25 term.

 

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample of ten pages or less, and three letters of recommendation.  Writing samples should reflect the applicant’s own work. Specifically, the writing sample may not include work that was edited by a supervisor, professor, or other person. Please submit application materials to Apply.Boatright@judicial.state.co.us.

 

Justice Monica Márquez - 720-625-5450

Justice Márquez is accepting clerkship applications for the 2024-25 term.  Applications should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.  Writing samples should reflect the applicant’s own work with a cover page that indicates if any person other than the applicant has collaborated with them at any stage of the writing process, and if so, to what extent.  Please submit application materials to Apply.Marquez@judicial.state.co.us

Justice Márquez is not accepting internship applications at this time.  

 

Justice William W. Hood, III - 720-625-5400

Justice Hood is accepting clerkship applications for the 2024-25 term.  He is also accepting applications for Summer 2023 internships.

 

Please submit application materials to:  Apply.Hood@judicial.state.co.us

 

Justice Richard Gabriel - 720-625-5440

Justice Gabriel is accepting clerkship applications for the 2024-25 term.

 

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample of ten pages or less, and three letters of recommendation.  Writing samples should reflect the applicant’s own work. Specifically, the writing sample may not include work that was edited by a supervisor, professor, or other person. Please submit application materials to Apply.Gabriel@judicial.state.co.us

 

Justice Melissa Hart - 720-625-5430

Justice Hart has hired clerks for the 2023–24 term. Justice Hart will begin reviewing clerkship applications for the 2024-2025 term in March 2023

 

Justice Hart is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2023 externships.  She will begin reviewing applications for Fall 2023 externships in April 2023.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample.  Writing samples should reflect the applicant’s own work and should not have been edited by anyone else.  Applications should be submitted to Apply.Hart@judicial.state.co.us.

 

Justice Carlos Samour- 720-625-5460

Clerkship Applications 

Justice Samour is accepting clerkship applications.  Applicants should indicate in their cover letter which term they are applying for.  Justice Samour reviews applications for the following year’s term starting in July (e.g., he will review applications for the 2024-2025 term in July 2023) and typically extends offers in August.   

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.  Writing samples should reflect the applicant’s own work.  Specifically, the writing sample may not include work that was edited by a supervisor, professor, or other person. Please submit clerkship application materials to Apply.Samour@judicial.state.co.us.

Internship Applications 

Justice Samour is also accepting applications for judicial internships.  Applications should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample.  Letters of recommendation are welcome but not required.  Applicants should indicate in their cover letter whether they are seeking a spring, summer, or fall internship.  Please submit internship application materials to Apply.Samour@judicial.state.co.us. 

Questions regarding the status of either clerkship or internship applications can be submitted to anna.gerlings@judicial.state.co.us.

 

Justice Maria Berkenkotter - 720-625-5420

Justice Berkenkotter is accepting clerkship applications for the 2024-25 term.

 

All applications should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample of ten pages or less, and three letters of recommendation.  Writing samples should reflect the applicant’s own work. Specifically, the writing sample may not include work that was edited by a supervisor, professor, or other person. Please submit application materials to Apply.Berkenkotter@judicial.state.co.us.

 

Unpaid Internships 
Applications for unpaid intern and externships are being accepted.  Applications need to be sent to each individual Justice. Application requirements: cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and writing sample. References may be included.

 

The Colorado Judicial Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Concerns or questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunities in the Colorado Judicial Department should be sent to:

Steven Vasconcellos
State Court Administrator
1300 Broadway
 Denver, Colorado 80203

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