from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person, typically an attorney, employed as an assistant to a judge or another attorney, especially in order to gain legal experience.

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  • n. a clerk who assists a judge with legal proceedings. Depending on the court, such positions may be professional careers or may be temporary positions for graduating law students.


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  • As the hearing drew to a close, Ruth called up law clerk Joseph Runnion who was working for Marijane and Ruth at the time Aloysius was arrested.

    Defending the Damned

  • Marijane and Ruth were joined by Andrew Northrup, former law clerk Joseph Runnion, Peg Solomon, Francis Wolfe, Julie Norman, John Peterson and a few other lawyers from the public defender’s office who wanted to watch.

    Defending the Damned

  • Vern’s devotion to Deb and their family had probably contributed to his slow progression from law clerk to senior associate in the firm’s corporate division.

    In His Own Defense


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