Seek and Accept Other Employment
Back to Code of Conduct for Supreme Court Law Clerks and Staff Attorneys
Law clerks and staff attorneys may seek and accept other employment to commence
after the completion of their employment here. But:
a. Law clerks and staff attorneys may participate only in such recruiting activity as
would not detract from the dignity of their position or lend itself to an
appearance of impropriety. Law clerks and staff attorneys must restrict their
recruiting travel to the home office or office of potential employment and limit reimbursement to those expenses reasonably related to the recruiting process.
b. In negotiating for other employment, the law clerk or staff attorney may not ask
for or accept compensation or other employment benefit or the promise of
compensation or other employment benefit that is not made equally available by
the prospective employer to other prospective employees based on similar
academic achievement and work experience whether obtained through
government or private sector employment.
1. If a law clerk or staff attorney, after beginning employment with the
Court, interviews with or accepts an offer of employment, he or she
must promptly report the name and address of the interviewing firm or
prospective employer, in writing, to the Chief Justice, the Justice to
whom they are assigned, and to the Clerk.
2. With respect to employment benefits equally offered by the prospective
employer to prospective employees, the law clerk or staff attorney may
not accept those benefits after they report for work with the Court and
until their employment with the Court is ended.
c. The Clerk of the Court will maintain a list of current law clerks and staff
attorneys who have accepted an offer of future employment. The Clerk will
make this list available to the public on request for one year after the law clerk
or staff attorney leaves the Court’s employment.