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Message to Prospective Judicial Law Clerks

The Judges of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware invite highly motivated and qualified law students or recent law school graduates to apply for the judicial law clerk positions available in our Court.

The Superior Court is Delaware's statewide court of general jurisdiction, handling both civil and criminal cases. It is also an intermediate appellate court, hearing appeals from lower courts and more than 50 administrative agencies. The Delaware Superior Court has been consistently ranked among the best overall by the nation's top corporate counsel and senior litigators, and it is recognized as one of the country's premier courts of general jurisdiction. The Court's busy mixture of complex commercial, criminal, insurance, tort, appellate and other litigation affords an unparalleled judicial clerkship opportunity. Our law clerks review pleadings, complete research assignments, observe and actively participate in trials, motions hearings, decisional conferences and other proceedings, and draft bench memoranda and preliminary opinions.

There are 21 judges located in Delaware's three counties: 15 in New Castle County, three in Kent County, and three in Sussex County. The Leonard L. Williams Justice Center (or New Castle County Courthouse), a state-of-the-art multi-court facility, is located in Wilmington's Christina Gateway section. Kent County's is a new multi-million dollar courthouse connected to a completely restored courthouse located on the pre-Revolutionary War Green of Dover, the state's capital. And in Sussex County, the Superior Court sits in a fully renovated historic courthouse building on Georgetown's Circle, just 25 minutes from the Delaware beaches. Each chambers and courthouse is outfitted with the most up-to-date office and courtroom technology.

We are proud of our Court and the outstanding new attorneys who begin their legal careers as our judicial clerks.

Judicial Clerkships-How to Apply

We welcome interested students and recent law school graduates to apply for these clerkship positions. The Superior Court's judicial clerkship term runs from September 1 to August 31 each year. To be considered, you must be at least a third-year law student set to graduate before the clerkship begins. The starting salary for the term beginning September 1, 2018, is $51,212.

Send clerkship inquiries to: Superior Court Judicial Clerkships

The Superior Court recommends that an application be accompanied by two letters of recommendation.

Eligible applicants interested in a clerkship in New Castle County should submit a resume, writing sample and transcript to:

The Honorable Paul R. Wallace
Superior Court Judges' Chambers
New Castle County Courthouse
500 North King Street, Suite 10400
Wilmington, DE 19801-3733

Those interested in a clerkship in Kent County should send a resume, writing sample and transcript to:

The Honorable William L. Witham Jr.
Superior Court Judges' Chambers
Kent County Courthouse
38 The Green
Dover, DE 19901

Eligible students interested in a clerkship in Sussex County should submit a resume, writing sample and transcript to:

The Honorable Richard F. Stokes
Superior Court Judges' Chambers
Sussex County Courthouse
1 The Circle, Suite 2
Georgetown, DE 19947