The Court presently expects that the position of shared law clerk formerly held by Brian Calub will continue to be funded for a period of time until a third bankruptcy judge is in place and hires a staff. It is anticipated that Brian will remain with the Court as a term law clerk. According to the Judicial Conference Codes of Conduct, Canon 3, it is permissible for a judge to hire a law clerk to serve a temporary clerkship on a leave of absence from a law firm as long as the law clerk does not work on cases handled by the law firm or receive any compensation or benefits from the law firm during the clerkship term. The Judges believe this position would be a good opportunity for someone currently in practice to not only assist the Court but also provide a valuable experience for someone who is practicing or intends to practice in the area of bankruptcy law in an interesting time of implementing the new Bankruptcy Reform Act. Annual salary may depend on experience, but is typically in the range of $50,000 to $60,000.
Expressions of interest should consist of a cover letter and resume and be submitted by telefax to 803-253-3464 as soon as possible but in any event no later than Friday, September 23, 2005. Further information may be requested.
If you would like additional information, you may contact Judge Waites’ law clerk, Tammi Hellwig, at 803-765-5030.