The increasingly older talent pool applying for federal circuit court clerkships has risen the past couple of years as lawyers seek to boost their resumes. The trend reflects the growing number of federal judges who have done an about-face by requiring law clerks who draft opinions and research questions of the law to obtain some real-world experience. "There's a huge advantage once you've practiced for a year in deciding what kind of [clerk] experience you want," says O'Melveny & Myers' Brian Brooks.
Judges Look to Clerks With Experience
January 17, 2007