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When it comes to judicial clerkships, none are so coveted as those at the United States Supreme Court. According to a recent report on Above the Law, all the new 2018 fall term SCOTUS clerks have been hired. Although there are some names missing from the unofficial list, it's only a matter of time before it is updated to include all the new hires (assuming the rumors are true).

In addition to the 2018 term clerks being all-but-decided, it looks like Justices Ginsberg, Roberts, Breyer, and Gorsuch have selected some clerks through 2019 as well. Reportedly Gorsuch has even hired one clerk for the 2020 term. One significant conclusion the ATL writer draws from Justice Kennedy hiring clerks for the October 2018 term: He's not planning on retiring before the fall term.

How to Clerk for a Jerk

One big drawback for law students is the fact that most legal jobs for students involve working for lawyers and a surprisingly large number of those lawyers that employ law students are just jerks to work for, with, or around.

Unfortunately for law students, with the legal job market still being rather cut-throat, most will not have the luxury of being able to quit a job because their boss is a jerk. After all, getting legal experience is almost as important for getting a lawyer job as graduating law school and passing the bar. Below, you'll find a few tips to help you work, or clerk, for a jerk.

Just because you trained to be a lawyer, it doesn't mean you actually have to practice law, or even work a job that requires you be a lawyer. After all, you didn't spend all those years in school to work more than 40 hours a week like a chump.

Though, to be fair, lawyers are not the only people who work crazy hours, and even non-law jobs can lead to the same level of pressure and stress. Regardless, if you aren't interested in practicing, below you can find a shortlist of non-lawyer law jobs that are particularly well suited for lawyers.

The end of the year can be rather chaotic. In addition to making sure you've met your billable requirement for the year, you also have to put in some face-time at holiday parties and networking events, and some of us will have to do some last minute CLEs too.

Keeping up with work during the end of the year is made even more difficult due to family pressures, holiday shopping, and travel plans. For associates new and old, managing everything around the holidays can be downright overwhelming. To keep your stress levels down during what's supposed to be the happiest time of the year, below you'll find a few tips to help you finish your year strong.

One lawyer is on a mission to help elderly veteran clients claim benefits at their most vulnerable points. And while you might think that helping elderly veterans can't build a law practice, pairing a compassionate veterans benefits practice with estate planning certainly can.

Basically, the scheme works like this: You lure clients in because you can help them get the benefits they wouldn't know how to obtain on their own. Then, after you've shown that you can produce results in the clutch, you'll be a shoe in for future estate planning legal needs, of which elderly veterans have plenty. In short, the benefits work is your marketing strategy.

Can I Get a Clerkship for SCOTUS?

Unless you graduate at the top of an elite law school, statistics say you are not going to get a clerkship at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The vast majority of Supreme Court clerks come from a handful of law schools -- mostly Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, and a mixed litter of others.

So how did Tiffany Wright -- a Georgetown night-school graduate -- get the job? Her story shows it's not just about who you know or what you know. It's who you are.

Psychic Lawyer Knew the Future for His Legal Career

Every lawyer is expected to opine about the outcome of a case, but not to make psychic predictions.

Attorney Steven F. Macek, however, is not like every lawyer. He is not like any lawyer because he is also a psychic.

"I do it more than law," he told the Boston Globe. Macek has an interesting side gig for an attorney, but then how does any lawyer know what they're going to do in the future?

How to Become a Judge the Easier Way

With apologies to all those who have tried really hard to become judges, there are easier ways to do it.

The reality is, the best law school grades, an illustrious trial practice, and a stellar reputation in the legal community alone won't qualify you to be a judge. How else can you explain that the U.S. Constitution requires none of the above to become a Supreme Court justice?

It comes down to this familiar adage: It's not what you know; it's who you know.

A few years ago, something unexpected started happening across the country: undocumented immigrants started seeking admission to practice law in the U.S..

Surprisingly, this even occurred before the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was even passed. Although there is no federal prohibition on state bars admitting undocumented immigrants, recently, the ABA issued a statement in support of a congressional resolution to amend the current relevant code section to provide even stronger protections for undocumented immigrants seeking admission to a state bar. As a result of DACA, many undocumented immigrants that are just reaching adulthood do not have to fear deportation.

It might be a bit of a far cry from Arlo Guthrie being asked if he'd rehabilitated himself after being a litterbug so that he could be drafted into the Vietnam War, but Reginald Betts, an ex-con like the most famous Guthrie, is being asked to prove his good moral character in order to be admitted to the state bar of Connecticut.

You see, Mr. Betts was convicted of something quite a bit worse than being a litterbug, and rather than being drafted, he is seeking to become a licensed attorney. However, Connecticut, like every other state, imposes that pesky moral character and fitness requirement, and if you have a conviction history, it can often be an insurmountable hurdle.