I have had two clerking gigs during school, but neither of them required suits.
My current gig is super casual (jeans pretty much every day). Sometimes I mix it up and wear something a little nicer, but it's not necessary. My old job was business casual. I pretty much wore black pencil skirts, tights, heels, and a sweater or something similar every day.
Since I went straight to law school from undergrad, Iactually only own a couple of suits, and no basic black interview-type suit. That is high on my list of things to purchase (since I'm hoping to have an interview at some point in this lifetime). This week, I ordered this suit from Nordstrom:
*images from Nordstrom.com
I own very few pairs of dress pants - part of the problem is that I'm tall (5'10") and they're always too short. I figure if these are on the shorter side i can just wear them with flats (if they fit). I ordered the jacket, pants, and skirt.
J.Crew makes their suiting pants in Talls, which is nice, but their Tall pants are usually way too long, so I have to get them hemmed, which is a pain in the ass.
So, fingers crossed that my new suit fits. There's a good chance that it won't, but I'll just return it and try again if it doesn't.
Pretty much everything in my closet comes from Nordstrom or J.Crew, so they're obviously my go-to places for lawyerly duds. Where do you buy suits?