"Background check" for clerkship = drug test?

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"Background check" for clerkship = drug test?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:58 am

One of the conditions to my clerkship offer is passing a "routine background check"? Does a "routine background check" typically include a drug test?

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Re: "Background check" for clerkship = drug test?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:59 am

No, at least not in my case. I'm a COA clerk. For my background check, I went in, got fingerprinted, someone ran my prints against an FBI (I think) database, someone else ran a check of my employment history, and I believe that was it.

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Re: "Background check" for clerkship = drug test?

Postby missinglink » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:01 pm

Do you mean internship/externship or clerkship? There's a difference.

Anyways, nada for mine. Just the basic fingerprinting and criminal background check. I have heard that *some* courts do this, but that's been the exception.

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Re: "Background check" for clerkship = drug test?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:16 pm

Is the background check comparable to DOJ or AUSUA? i.e., is it an FBI background chcek with interviews of people from your past, sleuthing around old residences, etc. etc.?

OR just a fingerprint check?

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Re: "Background check" for clerkship = drug test?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No, at least not in my case. I'm a COA clerk. For my background check, I went in, got fingerprinted, someone ran my prints against an FBI (I think) database, someone else ran a check of my employment history, and I believe that was it.


ditto - but COA intern

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Re: "Background check" for clerkship = drug test?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:No, at least not in my case. I'm a COA clerk. For my background check, I went in, got fingerprinted, someone ran my prints against an FBI (I think) database, someone else ran a check of my employment history, and I believe that was it.

Same for me (CoA full-time clerk).




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