Indiana Supreme Court
315 Indiana State House
200 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Court Administrator
Kevin S. Smith
Clerk/Administrator

Pho: 317.232.2540
Fax: 317.232.8372

Media Contact
Kathryn Dolan
Public Information Officer

Pho: 317.232.2542
Fax: 317.233.6586
kathryn.dolan@courts.in.gov

Filing Information

Where to file...

Clerk of the Appellate Courts
200 W. Washington St.
216 State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Filing Guidelines

Clerk's Office Website

Indiana Supreme Court > Clerkships Supreme Court Clerkships

The Supreme Court of Indiana has opportunities for law clerks to work directly with the five Justices of the Court. Each clerk will perform a variety of tasks, including legal research and drafting memorandums. But more importantly, a law clerk for the Supreme Court will become involved in the rich history and traditions of the Court and participate in challenging discussions of contemporary law and events that make up the fabric of the legal system.

Salary & Benefits. Each law clerk will receive an initial annual salary and work either one, two or three years. First year law clerks will receive an annual salary of $58,422.00, second year law clerks will receive $63,199.50 and third year law clerks will receive $64,506.00 annually. Law clerks receive benefits similar to all state employees.

Each of the Justices determines what tasks to assign to his or her law clerks. Law clerks are generally expected to do research, write memoranda, review draft opinions and assist in preparing preliminary draft opinions.

Applications. Each Justice of the Supreme Court makes his own decisions on hiring law clerks according to each Justice's own policies and procedures. Some Justices have specific application requirements, so please review the information below for each Justice. Typically, applications for judicial clerkship include the following materials:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A resume;
  3. A transcript of grades achieved in law school, including, if available, information about class standing;
  4. A copy of any relevant scholarly writing;
  5. At least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member with whom the student has studied or a letter of recommendation from a clerkship committee, or both. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately from the letter of application; and
  6. A statement of when the applicant will be available for a personal interview in Indianapolis.

Applicants who wish to apply to an individual Justice may do so by mailing one copy of an application to:

Chief Justice Brent E. Dickson

306 Indiana State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232.2549 (tel.)

Anticipated openings: No longer taking applications.

Justice Robert D. Rucker

313 Indiana State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233.3664 (tel.)

Anticipated openings: No longer taking applications.

Justice Steven H. David

321 Indiana State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232.2547 (tel.)

Anticipated openings: No longer taking applications.

Justice Mark S. Massa

304 Indiana State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232.2550 (tel.)

Anticipated openings: No longer taking applications.

Justice Loretta H. Rush

324 Indiana State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232.2548 (tel.)

Anticipated openings: No longer taking applications.

 

The Indiana Supreme Court is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and a copy of the EEOP Short Form will be provided upon request.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.