Supreme Court clerks are being offered up to $500,000 to join top DC law firms: Report

Powerful Washington, D.C., law firms battle each other to snag law clerks who worked at the Supreme Court, with some offering thousands of dollars for these clerks to bring their experience and knowledge of the high court into their fold.

Signing bonuses for Supreme Court law clerks have reached a high of $500,000, a spokesperson for Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher told the Washington Post. The bonuses outpace the salaries of less than $300,000 a year paid to the high court’s justices and come as a result of decades of competition between Washington’s top law groups seeking any manner of advantages that could assist with arguing cases before the Supreme Court.

Jones Day, the leading law firm in the race to snag as many law clerks as possible, announced in December that it had Read more…

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