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Congratulations for being selected as a Law Clerk to a Federal Judge. To work for a Federal Judge is a prestigious honor that only a select few individuals have an opportunity to experience. We are confident that this experience will prove both challenging and rewarding while affording you the opportunity to learn a unique perspective of how the Judicial System operates. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois welcomes you!

Please view our Incoming Law Clerk Resource Page where you can find the new hire paperwork, policy and procedures, benefits and pay information. You will need to complete all the forms listed under the section “New Hire Paperwork” and return the forms to the Human Resources Office through email ( or Fax #312-554-8674 one week prior to your appointment date. The additional information provided below would be beneficial for you to view before your employment begins.

Please contact the Human Resources Department at (312) 435-5599 or e-mail if you have any questions.

New Hire Paperwork:
Application for Federal Judicial Branch Employment
Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
Form W-4
Form IL W-4
Direct Deposit Sign-up Form
Self Identification Form (this information is optional)

Supplemental Information for Choosing Benefits:
Summary of Benefits
Guide to Federal Benefits For Federal Civilian Employees (RI 70-01)
Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans
Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)

Policy and Procedure:
Code of Conduct
Model Confidentiality Statement
Social Media and Social Networking Policy
Local Court Policy on use of Network Systems

Pay Information and Support Services:
Law Clerk Standards  
Pay Table (Chicago)
Pay Table (Rockford)
2014 Holidays and Pay Calendar
Support Services

If you have any questions or suggestions for the pages listed above, please email Lisa Falconer