Horvitz & Levy LLP employs law clerks throughout the year to thoroughly cite check all its appellate briefs and other substantive legal documents before filing with the courts. Generally, our law clerks are students at local law schools. The job calls for close attention to detail and strong analytical skills, and we prefer applicants with excellent academic credentials and law review or moot court experience.
Law clerks primarily assist in preparing appellate briefs by proofreading drafts, checking the accuracy and citation format of each legal and record citation, using online services to verify the status of cited cases, and performing some substantive legal research. Law clerks also may travel to courts to review court files and assist attorneys in preparing for oral argument or writing articles for publication.
Although our law clerks do not serve as "summer associates," law clerk experience at Horvitz & Levy not only tends to improve a law student's legal research and writing skills, it provides unique exposure to the practice of civil appellate law.
Horvitz & Levy is committed to the principle of diversity and to providing a work environment that offers equal opportunity to all. We seek candidates who will contribute to the firm’s success, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status as defined and protected by law. As evidence of this commitment, Horvitz & Levy is a signatory to the Call to Action co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles regarding the attraction, retention and advancement of women lawyers.
Because most of our law clerks are law students, we offer both part-time and full-time employment. Most of our law clerks work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer. We are willing to consider flexible work schedules. Resumes should be sent with a cover letter to the firm, attention of the Law Clerk Coordinator. To submit a resume by e-mail, please send it (with cover letter) to Law Clerk Coordinator.