Law Librarians, Law Library Assistants and Clerks

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Law Librarian

Law Librarians provide professional library service to judges, attorneys and other court users including legal research assistance, acquisitions and management of library resources and legal research collections, provide information about the legal research collection, maintain the collection according to standard library guidelines, perform bibliographic searches, implement resource sharing and may provide professional-level direction and assistance to library personnel. Law Librarians may advance by taking the Senior Law Librarian promotional exam or through job experience to Principal or Chief Law Librarian (JG–28 and JG–32).

How Do I Become a Law Librarian?

Exam Information

  • Take the open-competitive Law Librarian Exam (JG-20) and/or the open-competitive/promotional Senior Law Librarian Exam (JG-24)

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Sciences and one year of relevant job experience
  • Law Degree and one year of relevant job experience

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Law Library Assistant & Clerk

Law Library Clerks and Law Library Assistants perform clerical duties in a law library and assist law library clients with legal references. 

How Do I Become a Law Library Clerk or Law Library Assistant?

Exam Information

  • Take the open-competitive Law Library Clerk Exam (JG-14) or the open-competitive/promotional Law Library Assistant Exam (JG-16)

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, or GED and
  • Relevant job experience

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