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

Before I joined Holland & Knight, I was drawn to the firm's focus on diversity as well as the development of its young associates early in their careers. The programs here have a strong dedication to those two key aspects, and the career development I've been able to experience thus far has really helped me build my skills as an attorney. Within my first year, I progressed much faster than I expected, and I couldn't be happier about that. 
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.