Addressing a Cover Letter to Judge When Name is Unknown?

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goosey
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Addressing a Cover Letter to Judge When Name is Unknown?

Postby goosey » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:25 am

there is a judicial internship listed on symplicity but the employer name is withheld. How exactly do I address the cover letter? Would simply "Dear Judge:" be okay? That seems really weird

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Re: Addressing a Cover Letter to Judge When Name is Unknown?

Postby ggocat » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:31 am

"Your Honor" would be fine. Less awkward, I think.

Edit: FWIW, I'm a clerk, and I think it would be a little too informal to write "Dear Judge" in a cover letter. But in the end, it doesn't matter b/c the job posting doesn't specify the judge's name. It won't matter which you use.
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Re: Addressing a Cover Letter to Judge When Name is Unknown?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:37 am

I would use the "Dear Judge" formula. When you're actually clerking or externing, you would write "Dear Judge [Last Name]" or just "Dear Judge." I have never written a letter to my judge directed to "Your Honor," or referred to him in any other context using that title. In my experience, it's not expected between judges and clerks/externs, and it'd be a bit weird to have a cover letter addressed that way. IMO, YMMV.

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Re: Addressing a Cover Letter to Judge When Name is Unknown?

Postby goosey » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:38 am

ok thanks...

off topic, but what would you say about applying to a position which has a 3.4 requirement if you have a 3.26? waste of time?




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