Sample Federal Law Clerk Cover Letter

A federal law clerk cover letter is essential if you wish to land a job in this competitive field. Be sure to list your accomplishments and training and to let the hiring judge know your specific area of expertise such as attending judicial proceedings, performing legal research, and providing other assistance to the judge. All federal law clerk cover letters should be specific and complete in order to attract the attention of the judge in the courtroom in which the applicants wish to work.

Evelyn Bayard
676 Prescott Street, Unit #7
Any City, USA 23232

March 2, 2006

Judge Marvin Beach
Any Town Municipal Court
18 West Broadway
Any Town, USA 78956

Dear Judge Beach:

I am aware of your announcement offering employment as a federal law clerk. I have filled out the preliminary application, and have my documents in order showing my graduation from Western School of Law. I'm aware that I will be expected to undergo a fingerprint check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If necessary, like most federal law clerks applying for this position, I'm prepared to undergo the optional FBI Central Records Systems name check and credit check.

I look forward to hearing from you regarding a personal interview. Please contact me at 786-909-8976 and I will be happy to come to your chambers to discuss this position and how I can assist you.

Thank you very much for accepting my cover letter and for giving me an opportunity to tell you my qualifications for the position.


Evelyn Bayard

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