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.
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.
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.