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

Within my first week at Holland & Knight, one of the senior partners I was working with asked me about my thoughts on a case. It made me realize immediately that this firm is a place where my opinion counts. I have been here for nearly seven years and from the beginning, whether working on a litigation or a transaction, I always have been made to feel that I am a valued part of the team. This team culture has engendered a spirit in me to now look to junior associates to share their views. To me, that is what sets Holland & Knight apart from other firms.
There are a lot of law firms with a lot of great people, but it was Holland & Knight's pro bono commitment and good corporate citizenship that attracted me. That's something that is important to me, having served in the Peace Corps. Being a judicial clerk, you get to know the inner workings of the courts, which really gives you a leg up as a litigator. During my first couple of months at the firm, my practice group leader asked how I thought a federal judge would react to something. That really showed respect – a partner and litigator with 30 years of experience valued my opinion. It demonstrates the team spirit that's part of working here.