CACI International Law Clerk in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Description


CACI has an immediate opening at the Appellate Division (Department of Justice) for a Law Clerk located in Washington, D.C. Our customers, programs, and research and development combine to offer some of the most exciting opportunities in the industry. Our business is known for our creativity, quality and commitment to our employees’ development and our customers’ success. Apply today to be considered!



  • Provides highly complex legal research, writing, editing and other assistance to attorneys at Appellate Section of the DOJ.

  • Conduct factual and legal research and provide written analyses to address issues pertaining to Appellate Briefing, ensuring the structure of the statutes taken as a whole to be dispositive.

  • Verifying the critical information the Court needs to rule on Appellate Briefs. Achieve maximum effectiveness while staying within the Appellate rules.

  • Reading, analyzing, and summarizing public comments received in response to proposed rules.

  • Identifying for attorney review issues raised in public comments that need to be addressed in the briefs.

  • Draft portions of the Appellate Briefs. Read, understand, and follow the rules that govern Appeals. Draft portions of Statement of Facts, understand how advocacy works.

  • Make the reader feel that the statement presents a fair description of what happened, an account of the material facts. Recognition of the presumption of correctness that fortifies the factfinder’s resolution of factual disputes.

  • Assist with reviews, analyses, and legal research and footnotes required in order to file a successful Appellate Brief. Table of Authorities, Appendices, etc.

  • Knowledge of Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, which apply in all federal courts of appeals. Must also study the "local rules" of the court to which the appeal is being taken.


  • JD required.

  • Litigation support experience desirable.

  • Experience using PACER, Lexis and Westlaw

  • Experience with drafting and cite-checking Appellate Briefs a premium.

  • This position places a premium on the ability to write well.

  • In applying the facts to the legal analysis, the writing must be logical, persuasive and sufficiently thorough so as to leave the reader with the firm feeling that the correct decision has been reached.

  • Requires sound working knowledge of federal and state court systems, legal research procedures and legal resources.

  • Requires excellent writing skills and thorough knowledge of legal research tools such as Lexis, and Westlaw.

  • Hands on familiarity with ESI tools and knowledge of e-discovery procedures and resources.

  • Ability to consistently deliver highest quality work under extreme pressure will be very important.

  • Previous experience working with federal civil rights statutes or Appellate Courts.

  • Considering candidates with current Public Trust clearance.

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.