How many clerks to each type of Article III get?

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How many clerks to each type of Article III get?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:12 pm

I'm currently a 2L thinking about federal clerkships and am trying to get a handle on how many of these things there are per year.

I know there are about 680 district judges and 180 appellate judges but don't know how many clerks each takes per year and how many of them use 2 year clerkships. I've researched online a little bit and was unable to come up with a definitive answer.

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Re: How many clerks to each type of Article III get?

Postby ak362 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:49 pm

G. T. L. Rev. will know more, but I think district court judges usually have two (or at least the ones I applied to did). Circuit judges typically have four -- though there are exceptions. Some judges have a career clerk -- some judges (senior ones, mostly) don't hire any clerks, and the rare appellate judge will have five clerks (Judge Tjoflat comes to mind). Resources like Leadership Directories are usually credited for this sort of information.

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Re: How many clerks to each type of Article III get?

Postby quiver » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:51 pm

Under current Judicial Conference policy, court of appeals judges may hire up to five people as law clerks or judicial assistants (secretaries); district judges may employ up to three people; bankruptcy and magistrate judges, up to two people. Restrictions on the way in which judges allocate their positions among law clerks and assistants (secretaries) vary according to the type of judge

http://www.fjc.gov/federal/courts.nsf/autoframe?OpenForm&nav=menu5b&page=/federal/courts.nsf/page/C553D11564F1D8C985256A3E006C7F5F?opendocument

Many judges will have one judicial assistant with the remaining spots as clerks (2 for Dist. Ct. and 4 for COA). As the poster above mentioned, some employ career clerks as well so that cuts down on the number of positions.

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Re: How many clerks to each type of Article III get?

Postby MarkL234 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:07 pm

Anyone know what percent of judges do 2 year clerkships?

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Re: How many clerks to each type of Article III get?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:30 pm

To supplement the Judicial Conference page, I'm aware of at least one district judge that has four clerks, having no secretary and letting the clerks split the role of the judge's deputy.

Additionally, the chief judge is allowed to hire an extra clerk.

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Re: How many clerks to each type of Article III get?

Postby Lincoln » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:50 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:Maximizing Y also entails applying off-plan, which many 2Ls are unable or unwilling to do.


How does one apply off-plan? I'd be happy to, but can't seem to get any good information from anyone on how this process works. (I'm mostly aiming for district court, fwiw.)




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