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The United States District Court for the District of Maine seeks to promote diversity in the workplace and create an environment that embraces and celebrates differences among gender, age, ethnic origins, different abilities and races.

The first step in beginning your career search with the federal judiciary is to look for open jobs that match your skills, qualifications, and interests. Each posting includes a description of the position and the minimum required qualifications.

Current Career Opportunities

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Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island Boston, Massachusetts October 10, 2023 November 27, 2023
Federal Public Defender for the District of Maine Portland, Maine October 10, 2023 November 27, 2023
Bankruptcy Judge Concord, New Hampshire October 10, 2023 November 27, 2023


Applying for Judicial Term Law Clerk Position with our Court

Judicial term law clerks are usually selected up to 12 months before the actual clerkship begins.  Those interested in applying for a clerkship position should apply online at (see below for the information about Judges that are participating in OSCAR).  To identify the required information and documents to be included in the application packet, go to the OSCAR website and select the judge(s) for whom you would like to apply. 

Critical dates for submitting applications are also listed on the OSCAR website.  Our law clerk start dates are usually between August and September of each year.

Judges currently participating in OSCAR:

  • District Judge John Woodcock
  • District Judge Nancy Torresen
  • District Judge Lance Walker
  • Magistrate Judge Karen Frink Wolf

Click here for the OSCAR Website

If one of our Judges is not participating in OSCAR, they will post their open position information above and it will include the required documentation, timeline, etc.

All offers for a clerkship or intern position are subject to a criminal background check to be approved by the hiring Judge.

If you have any questions regarding upcoming law clerk positions with our Court, please contact: 


Applying for a Judicial Intern Position with our Court:

Some of our judges do offer unpaid internships.  Internship terms are usually offered during the summer, fall, or spring law school terms.  When a position becomes available, it will be posted HERE.