Law-clerk definition

A graduate of law school who is employed as an assistant to a judge for a period of one or two years to gain legal experience prior to assuming long-term employment in the legal profession.
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A law student employed as an assistant to a judge or attorney, especially to gain legal experience during the summer.
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(law) A clerk who assists a judge with legal proceedings. Depending on the court, such positions may be professional careers or may be temporary positions for graduating law students.
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Noun

Singular:
law-clerk
Plural:
law clerks