Law Clerk Positions Available: August 2018 to August 2019 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 at the end of August or 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.

Requirements:
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.

Salary:
To be determined by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Benefits:
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.

Special Note:
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.

Application Procedures:
Candidates seeking consideration for the
August 2018/August 2019 term should apply no later than January 31, 2018. 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:

Lori Linskey
First Assistant Prosecutor
Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
132 Jerseyville Avenue
Freehold, New Jersey 07728-1789


Summer Law Clerk Positions

The 2018 Application Period is Opened.

Job Description:

The nine week term begins Tuesday June 12, 2018 through Friday August 10, 2018. Summer Law Clerks receive assignments from all units in the office and 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. Summer Law Clerks are encouraged to spend as much time in court as possible in addition to completing their assignments. Law students entering their third year will have the opportunity to appear in court on select matters, with the permission and under the guidance of their supervisors, pursuant to R. 1:21-3(b).

The Law Clerk Program provides 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 former summer law clerks have utilized this training to further their legal careers as assistant prosecutors or in other areas of the law.

Requirements:

Prior to appointment, all selected candidates will have successfully completed at least one full year course of study leading to a Juris Doctorate at an American Bar Association accredited law school.

Salary:

Unpaid.

Special Note:

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.

Application Procedures:

Candidates seeking consideration for the term commencing in June 2018 should apply by the end of February 2018. Prospective candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.

To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to:

Lori Linskey
First Assistant Prosecutor
132 Jerseyville Avenue
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
llinskey@mcponj.org