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HMB is driven to deliver a better client experience in all that we do and we hire law clerks and summer associates who embody this goal. The best candidates for our Law Clerk Program are professionals who are motivated to solve interesting problems and driven to make a difference for clients and colleagues.Best Law Firms US News Logo

Law clerks generally work with all five practice groups, enjoy a wide breadth of legal experience and work with associates and senior partners. At any given time, HMB may employ between 4 and 5 law clerks. Law clerks are paid on an hourly basis.

Law Clerk Candidate Requirements

To be eligible for law clerk interviewing at HMB, a law student must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Year in law school when applying: 1L or 2L for summer positions; 2L or 3L for academic year positions; and
  • Prior law firm experience is preferred but not required

If you meet the eligibility requirements, please submit the following: cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample (less than 10 pages).

1L Candidates: Please submit your undergraduate transcript if you do not have a law school transcript along with the listed documents above, once a law school transcript is available to you please submit it as well.

Please submit all documents in PDF format, in one email to lawclerkapplications@hmblaw.com. HMB will not review any candidate materials that are incomplete or submitted outside of the time frames specified below.

Summer/Full-Time Positions

If you are interested in a full-time (40 hours/week) law clerk position for the summer, you must submit the documents referenced above by January 31st of the applicable year. HMB’s Law Clerk Committee will review all applications on a rolling basis. If you are selected, HMB will contact you to schedule a TEAMS video interview.

Academic Year/Part-Time Positions

If you are interested in a part-time (15-20 hours/week) law clerk position during the academic year (September through April), you must submit the documents referenced above between April 1st and July 31st. You must attend a Chicago-based law school in order to clerk at HMB during the academic year.

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