Incoming Term Law Clerk Resource Page

Congratulations on your selection to serve as a law clerk in the Eastern District of Washington!  Below are the necessary forms we need to process your new appointment.  Please begin by reading the Welcome Letter, as it contains useful information and will assist you in completing the forms.  Email if you have questions about completing the forms.  Please do not email them to us.  You will need to bring the completed forms with you on your first day of employment.

Please be aware that all new appointments are subject to passing an FBI background Check - You will be fingerprinted on your first day.


Welcome Letter 

Bring These Completed Forms With You on Your First Day:

Application for Federal Judicial Branch Employment

Form I-9 Employment Elgibility Verification 

Form W-4

Direct Deposit Sign-up Form  

Health Benefits Election Form 

Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Form

Designation of Beneficiary - Federal Employees Group Life Insurance

Emergency Contact Information

Supplemental Information for Choosing Benefits:

Benefits for New or Prospective Employees

Health Plan Guide

Dental Insurance - Rates

Vision Insurance - Rates

Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Booklet

Flexible Spending Program Brochure (Medical & Dependent Care Reimbursement)

Flexible Spending Program - How to Enroll

Miscellaneous Information:

Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees

Interactive Orientation for Federal Law Clerks (iOLC) - Use Password:  federal

The Eastern District of Washington's EEO/EDR Plan

2016 Holidays and Pay Calendar

Judicial Salary Plan (JSP)

2016 Annual and Sick Leave Accrual

Suggested Reading:

How Federal District Court Judges Select and Use Their Law Clerks

Judicial Clerkships:  A Bibliography

The Rhetorical Power of Law Clerks

Law Clerks Gone Wild

Out of Context - Sequel to Law Clerks Gone Wild