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Is a Legal Career for You? Find Out. THIS is a Day in the Life of a Law Clerk.

By March 20, 2024April 1st, 2024No Comments
Law Clerk

Ever wondered if your passion for the law could translate into a career? Ever see yourself pursuing an education for legal assistant, taking a law clerk course or legal program? If you’ve got a propensity for details and organization, are fascinated with legal professionals and how they support those in need of council, this career may be for you.

As a skilled law clerk, you work under the direction of a lawyer and are responsible for a broad range of office procedures, with an emphasis on case and file management, time and financial management, client communication and record keeping and so much more.

To make an informed decision about a future in this thriving field, this may be precisely what you need to understand …

A Day in the Life and Job Expectations of a Law Clerk


Your Daily Duties

Depending on the environment you choose to work in, from law firms and government agencies to the court room, your daily responsibilities may include:

  • Drafting legal documents
  • Legal research
  • Managing case files
  • Filing documents with the courts
  • Interviewing clients and witnesses
  • Accompanying lawyers to meetings, hearings, and trials.

Expectations of the Job

There are technical requirements for you to thrive in this position and then there are the foundational, and over-and-above, elements of the job that you will need to master.

  • First-rate Professionalism
  • Law clerks are expected to have a high level of professionalism as you’ll be dealing with a wide range of experts and clients in this field.
  • Exceptional Communication
  • This profession is highly social. You will not only interact with your legal team members, but with witnesses, clients, judges, and courtroom personnel. You need to be able to communicate effectively in verbal and written form so that you are representing yourself and the organization and lawyers you work for in the most professional manner possible.
  • Outstanding Adaptability
  • The legal profession is fast-paced and constantly shifting. As a law clerk you need to be able to assess situations quickly, utilize your creative decision-making abilities and adjust and adapt to what is needed, efficiently and effectively.
  • Constantly Curious and Visible
  • To make a name for yourself in this industry you need to be consistently visible and accessible to the lawyers you work with, asking questions and providing valuable assistance. As you launch your career, you want to be a sponge and leverage those learnings to benefit your team.

For those looking to explore a fast-paced, socially focused, detail-oriented career this is an excellent choice. If you’re looking to take an online law clerk course, law clerk program, and are still determining if this profession is for you, why not take the “Anderson College Legal Career Training Readiness Quiz”?

When you’re ready to make the leap, Anderson College has a 52-week Law Clerk program that includes a 3-week practicum with on-the-job training with potential employers. Our students also gain hands-on experience utilizing uLawPractice as part of the curriculum, Canada’s most trusted legal accounting and practice management software.

Our team is here to assist you, from finding the perfect program fit to landing that ideal position, with career services for life for graduates. Book a virtual appointment with an Admissions Advisor today to start exploring your Law Clerk career and let’s get you launched!

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