Law Clerk Positions Available: September 2017/August 2018 Term
Applications Currently Being Accepted
The Law Clerk Program is similar to a judicial clerkship in that it is a year-long position designed for law school graduates who have either recently graduated or have completed judicial clerkships and have a sincere interest in becoming assistant prosecutors. We typically hire several full-time law clerks each year. The term of service is for one year, usually commencing in early September and terminating the following August. On occasion, depending on the needs of the office, other starting dates may be available.
The law clerks are assigned to the Appellate and Motions Unit of the office where they work under the supervision of seasoned assistant prosecutors. Daily responsibilities include preparation of motions, response to motions, appellate briefs and a myriad of other research projects. The clerks are responsible for municipal appeals including the presentation of the appeal to the assigned judges.
The Law Clerk Program provides an exposure to a wide variety of interesting and challenging legal issues giving new attorneys a unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of criminal law. Many of our former law clerks have utilized this training to further their careers as assistant prosecutors in our office, throughout the state, or as members of the criminal defense bar.
Prior to appointment, all selected candidates will have successfully completed a course of study leading to a Juris Doctorate at an American Bar Association accredited law school.
To be determined by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Law clerks are considered full-time county employees and are entitled to a range of benefits including health insurance, a prescription plan, a dental plan, and enrollment in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Additionally, law clerks receive 12 vacation days, 3 personal days, and up to 12 sick days per year.
An offer of employment with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is conditioned upon a candidate successfully passing a pre-employment drug screening and a comprehensive background investigation.
Candidates seeking consideration for the September 2017/August 2018 term should apply no later than January 31, 2017. However, candidates may apply at any time because some positions may be staggered, and occasionally vacancies occur during the year.
To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter indicating availability to begin employment, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to:
First Assistant Prosecutor
Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
132 Jerseyville Avenue
Freehold, New Jersey 07728-1789