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 2019-2020 term. Judge Kelly is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 term. Applicants may apply at any time, and 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 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 generally selects up to five interns for the fall, spring, and summer terms. Interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week during academic semesters and 40 hours per week during the summer. If applicable, interns also may receive academic credit for the internship.
Judge Kelly has not completed hiring for summer-2018 term internships. Applicants interested in the summer-2018 or fall-2018 term internships 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.