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Clerkships at the Colorado Supreme Court are full-time positions for one year beginning in August or September of each year. Each Justice hires their own law clerks. Please see the information provided below for the details on applying for a clerkship in each Justice's chambers. The current salary for clerkships is $4934 per month.
 
Please address applications to the individual Justice at:

Colorado Supreme Court
2 East 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
 

Chief Justice Nathan Coats - 720-625-5420

Applications for clerkships are now being accepted.  The positions will begin in the summer/fall of 2020 and end in December, 2020.  Application requirements: resume, law school transcripts (1st and 2nd year), writing sample, and 3 to 5 letters of reference.  Reference letters may be sent separately.

 

Justice Monica Márquez - 720-625-5450

***Justice Márquez is longer accepting new applications for the 2021-22 term.***

Applications for clerkships beginning in the fall of 2021 are now being accepted.  Application requirements: cover letter, resume, law school transcript reflecting at least 3 semesters of law school grades, writing sample, and three letters of reference.  Writing samples should reflect only the applicant’s own work and should not have been edited by anyone else. Letters of reference may be sent separately.

 

Justice Brian D. Boatright - 720-625-5410

Applications for one-year clerkships beginning in the fall of 2021 are now being accepted.  Please submit the following: cover letter, resume, law school transcript reflecting at least 3 semesters of law school grades, writing sample (reflecting only the applicant’s work and without outside edits), and three letters of reference. Letters of reference may be sent separately.

 

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

Applications are now being accepting for clerkships beginning in the fall of 2021.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample of no more than ten pages (no law review articles, please), and three letters of reference (if possible, at least one of these letters should come from an employer or job supervisor, whether in the legal field or not).  Reference letters may be sent separately.

 

Justice Richard Gabriel - 720-625-5440

Justice Gabriel has hired his law clerks for the 2021-22 term.

 

Justice Melissa Hart - 720-625-5430

Applications are now being accepted for clerkships beginning in the fall of 2021.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and three letters of reference.  Reference letters may be sent separately.

 

Justice Carlos Samour- 720-625-5460

Applications for clerkships beginning in the fall of 2020 are now being accepted. 

Application requirements: cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and three letters of reference.  Letters of reference may be sent separately.  Writing samples should reflect only the applicant’s own work and should not have been edited by anyone else. 

Justice Carlos A. Samour, Jr. of the Colorado Supreme Court is accepting applications for judicial externs for the summer of 2020.  Application requirements: cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample.  Letters of reference are encouraged but not required.  Writing samples should reflect only the applicant’s own work and should not have been edited by anyone else.  Applications should be submitted to Anna Gerlings at anna.gerlings@judicial.state.co.us.

 

Unpaid Internships 
Applications for unpaid internships 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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