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Litigation Radio

Law Clerks

David Joseph Scriven-Young

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Young lawyers and recent law school grads are hungry to earn a position as a law clerk. As prefaced in the Law Clerk Handbook by Judge Alvin B. Rubin and his clerk Laura B. Bartell, “the partnership between a federal judge and the judge’s clerk can be a splendid and mutually rewarding relationship,” In this episode, Dave Scriven-Young sits down with Judge Joan Lefkow of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and her former law clerk Gerard Belfort, now at Ballard Spahr. Together they discuss what law clerks do and offer recommendations for earning a clerkship and tips for litigating in court.