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
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.
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_Internship@dcd.uscourts.gov at any time. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and undergraduate transcript.