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Judge Timothy J. Kelly's Court Webpage

General Information

The Honorable Timothy J. Kelly
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse
333 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20001

Clerkship Information

  • Judge Kelly employs three one-year clerks and has hired through the 2020-2021 term. Judge Kelly is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 term, although he may not begin interviewing until late summer or fall. Judge Kelly prefers to hire clerks who will have had work experience, including at a law firm or in a court of appeals clerkship, by the time they begin clerking.

    Law students and alumni who have access to OSCAR should apply via OSCAR. Applicants may also send applications (consisting of a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and list of references, as a single PDF) to Kelly_Chambers@dcd.uscourts.gov. References may send letters of recommendation under separate cover to Kelly_Chambers@dcd.uscourts.gov. Please do not send paper applications.

Internship Information

  • Judge Kelly also employs interns. Interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week during academic semesters and 40 hours per week during the summer. Applicants interested in an internship may submit applications to Kelly_Chambers@dcd.uscourts.gov at any time. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and undergraduate transcript.