We have the highest respect for the knowledge and experience gained in federal judicial clerkships. Judicial clerks receive excellent legal training, intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the court system and a crash-course in legal writing that make them among the most promising lawyers entering the private practice of law. We actively recruit judicial clerks who are highly motivated, who meet the firm’s high standards of character and competence, and who want to practice in a firm committed to excellence. And we value the added expertise and experience you bring with commensurate credit and compensation.

Former Judicial Clerk Testimonials

My Massachusetts Appeals Court judge stressed writing as concise an opinion as possible. That advice has served me well as a litigator. I have found that in private practice, as well as during my clerkship, it's harder to write a 10-page brief than a 30-page brief. Clerking also showed me how things work behind the scenes with judges and how opinions were crafted. When I joined Holland & Knight, I appreciated the partners trusting my experience and breaking off a serious amount of responsibility, including depositions and sitting second chair at a trial as a young lawyer.
As a law student, I was initially attracted to Holland & Knight's international and full-service platform, as well as the firm's emphasis on pro bono service. I've found the firm to be a great place to do meaningful and challenging work right from the start, filled with opportunities to develop leadership skills and take on innovative projects. I'm grateful for the firm's collaborative work culture and for the lifelong friends and mentors that I have found here.