Our Clerkship Program
The clerkship program at the Houston office of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler has been running now for over 15 years. Law clerks and undergraduate clerks from The University of Texas School of Law, Yale University, Baylor University School of Law, The University of Houston Bates Law School, South Texas School of Law, Texas Southern School of Law, Northwestern University of Chicago, and Tulane Law School have worked at the firm full- or part-time during the summer and during the school year.
The clerkship has always been a “working clerkship,” rather than just a summer of fun and recruiting. Law clerks are encouraged to go to court or attend mediations, depositions, or client meetings with the attorneys, and at other times will be interviewing potential clients by telephone, working on case files, conducting research, drafting pleadings, and handling other case work that, in appropriate cases, may be billed to the firm’s clients.
Our clerkship program is not just for recruitment; it is designed to meet our firm’s office needs and at the same time to provide experience and exposure to the legal world. Over the years, some of our law clerks have become attorneys in our firm, (Holmes, Diggs & Sadler lawyers Tesha Peeples, Nathan Prihoda, Calli Baldwin, Rachel Smith, and Kristy Blurton all began their careers as law clerks for the firm), and many more are our friends and colleagues in the legal community.
The Houston office plans to actively recruit law clerks in the coming year by conducting on-campus interviews at local law schools in Houston, and possibly Tulane and the University of Texas, but will accept applications from students from other schools as well.