law clerk
law clerk n: one (as a law school graduate) who provides a judge, magistrate, or lawyer with assistance in such matters as research and analysis

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

law clerk
In the United States, usually a law school student employed by a law firm to do research and other tasks. In the courts, a lawyer (or law school student) employed to do legal research.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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