Firm Attorney Annica Mae Mattus Moderates at Robert E. Wone Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference

Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund, the annual Wone Conference brings together judges and former clerks to provide minority law students information about clerkships and internships in appellate, trial, federal, state, and administrative tribunals.  For over fifteen years, the conference has drawn a diverse group of law students from the Washington, D.C. area who are eager to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a judicial law clerk or intern.  The first of two days, Trial Court Day, was held March 6.

Having served as a Judicial Law Clerk to two judges — the Honorable Brian F. Holeman and the Honorable Jennifer M. Anderson of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia — Ms. Mattus fittingly moderated the March 6 panel “Working in a Judge’s Chambers (Trial Court Edition)”.  The panel brought together former law clerks to discuss working in judicial chambers, the benefits of a clerkship after leaving chambers, and the process of applying for a judicial clerkship.  Panelists included former law clerks from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  This year's virtual event was attended by over one hundred participants from around the country and the platform enabled law students to speak with judges and former law clerks in virtual breakout sessions instead of the usual in-person breakout sessions.  Day 2, Appellate and Administrative Court Day, is scheduled for March 27.