Judicial Clerks

A judicial clerkship offers an attorney an unparalleled learning experience, providing valuable exposure to effective trial and appellate advocacy, courtroom procedure and judicial decision-making. It is also a unique public service opportunity. At Hunton & Williams, we are committed to the delivery of quality legal counsel and to active engagement in community service—so it makes perfect sense that we value and reward the clerkship experience.

We have recruited and retained a number of former judicial clerks from the United States Supreme Court, Circuit Courts of Appeal, District Courts and the highest state appellate courts across the country. Through their expanded knowledge and skills, these former law clerks have enhanced our ability to serve our clients' legal needs. In turn, these clerks have found a collegial, professional environment that offers sophisticated work and significant responsibility in the firm's more than 100 practice areas. We also support the efforts of law students and our junior associates to apply for and accept judicial clerkships, and encourage their return to Hunton & Williams following the completion of their service.

Clerkship Bonus
We actively recruit judicial clerks to join our team of attorneys. Incoming entry-level attorneys who have clerked for a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, or a federal appellate or district judge, receive highly competitive judicial clerkship bonuses and can receive up to two years of seniority credit for purposes of partnership consideration and compensation. On a case-by-case basis, former state Supreme Court clerks may also be considered for seniority and salary credit.

Recruitment Process
Current judicial clerks are encouraged to apply directly for a position at Hunton & Williams. Candidates should provide a current resume and law school transcript, accompanied by a cover letter, to the appropriate recruiting contact. They may also apply for potential Fall openings as well as for Current Openings listed for experienced attorneys on this website.

If you require accommodation or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact , Lawyer Recruiting and Development Administrator, 214.871.4672, and 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 3700, Dallas, TX 75202-2799. When you contact Heidi Leathers, please identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. We will assist you promptly.

Former Clerks
For more information about working at Hunton & Williams, we encourage current judicial clerks to contact firm attorneys who have previously served in this important role. For a list of Hunton & Williams attorneys who have served as judicial clerks, please click here.