This Article is an examination of the work of judges’ law clerks, based on a variety of materials. It begins with consideration of who is a law clerk and of the role of staff attorneys and judges’ secretaries. Clerks’ tasks are examined next, with attention to the preparation of bench memoranda and judges’ delegation of work to their clerks. Aspects of clerks’ influence and the related matter of judges’ reliance on them is then presented, including attention to law clerks’ recommendations to their judges.
Stephen L. Wasby,
The World of Law Clerks: Tasks, Utilization, Reliance, and Influence,
98 Marq. L. Rev. law clerk, staff attorney, judge, bench memoranda, influence, delegation, reliance, ideology
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/mulr/vol98/iss1/8