Law Clerks

KCT regularly invites 2-3 law students to participate in its Summer Law Clerk Program, and draws applicants from law schools throughout the nation. The position consists of full-time work (30-40 hours per week) during the summer term with the possibility of extending into the following school year. KCT attempts to provide its clerks with a well-rounded experience, including exposure to every phase of litigation, meaningful feedback, and substantive assignments. Law clerks work directly with KCT’s attorneys and staff as well as with current and potential clients. Projects may include: research and writing assignments on complex class and mass tort litigation; assisting with personal injury cases; interviewing clients; assisting in drafting discovery and preparing discovery responses; responding to intake calls; and researching relevant facts/law on potential new cases.

KCT is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. KCT encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to disability, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Unofficial transcripts are welcomed but not required. We hope you’ll consider joining Our Team this summer.

  • William J. Lee

    William is a third year J.D. candidate at Emory University School of Law with a Certificate in Transactional Law. William is a member of the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Team, Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program, and Emory Global Health Institute Student Advisory Committee. Prior to law school, William worked at the VA National Center for Patient Safety where he reviewed high severity adverse events in the VA health care system and, last summer, he interned at the CDC Public Health Law Program where he analyzed federal and state actions for expanded access to experimental therapeutics. William received his M.S. in Applied Statistics from Yale University and his B.S. in Molecular Biology from Duke University.

  • Christopher Orlando

    Christopher Orlando is a rising 3L at UC Hastings in San Francisco, California. Prior to joining Kershaw Cook & Talley, Chris worked as the lead teaching assistant for the UC Hastings legal writing and research program. Last summer, he worked as a legal research assistant for UC Hastings Legal Writing and Research and Moot Court Department. During the school year, Chris was a 2L staff editor for the Hastings Business Law Journal, and also competed on the UC Hastings Asylum and Refugee Moot Court Competition. Before law school, Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts from UC Davis, double majoring in Political Science and Sociology. There, he worked as an investigative intern for the Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission in Sacramento, and later he worked for the UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center and the UC Davis Education Abroad Program as a public policy intern.

  • Elizabeth Bertolino

    Elizabeth Bertolino is a third year J.D. candidate at Drexel University Kline School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth is a member of the Trial Team and recently competed at The American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial Competition, winning regionals and advancing to the national tournament. Additionally, she is a research assistant, a member of Health Law Society and Women’s Law Society, and Vice President of Drexel’s American Constitution Society. Prior to law school, Elizabeth worked for the United States National Counsel for United Nations: Women after earning a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her pug, Doug. Elizabeth hopes to be a trial attorney.

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