Join one of the nation’s oldest and most preeminent law firms specializing in U.S. immigration law. We are a team oriented practice that takes pride in the ability to take on difficult cases. We are looking for people who share our goal of providing the highest quality representation, engaging in bold legal innovation, and handling all our clients’ cases with a deep appreciation for the humanity involved in each case. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package, a congenial workplace culture and a commitment to diversity and civil liberties.

Law Clerk

Van Der Hout LLP is accepting applications for the law clerk positions on a rolling-basis. The positions will remain open until filled. We hire law clerks year-round. The positions are paid. Specific starting and ending dates can be arranged as necessary.

Applicants should have completed their first year of law school. This is primarily a hands-on case-specific position. Law clerks will work with attorneys on specific cases to help prepare filings before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services or before the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The law clerk will be involved in case work such as preparing declarations with clients, collecting client documents, putting together case filings, and assisting with other projects as needed.

Required experience: Completion of Immigration Law course or prior immigration law experience. Experience working with clients in a legal setting is a plus.

Please send applications by email. Please include: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) legal writing sample; and (4) list of three references.

In your cover letter, please indicate your preferred start and end dates, an estimate of the number of hours per week that you would be available to clerk, and relevant coursework, including whether you have taken an immigration law class.

Please direct applications and questions to:

Law Clerk Coordinator

Van Der Hout LLP
360 Post Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94108