Cover Letters for Chancery Courts

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buchy2009
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Cover Letters for Chancery Courts

Postby buchy2009 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:08 pm

I'm currently applying to state and federal judges in Nashville and I came across a small question I hadn't thought of before our CDO office closed for the holidays...

So maybe this is a silly question, but is it appropriate to head covers letter for chancery courts with "The Honorable so-and-so"? Or is there a more appropriate title to put in front of the judge's name in the heading? Thanks for your help.

buchy2009
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Re: Cover Letters for Chancery Courts

Postby buchy2009 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:26 pm

If anyone is interested, I found an answer: "The Honorable Chancellor so-and-so"

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Re: Cover Letters for Chancery Courts

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:46 pm

As someone going to clerk next year in a chancery court, I can say that this is wrong. The correct salutation is "The Honorable [first name, last name]." When applying to Article III judges, you write "The Honorable [name]," not "The Honorable Judge [name]," and chancellors are no different.

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Re: Cover Letters for Chancery Courts

Postby buchy2009 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:17 pm

Great, thanks for the timely correction. Congrats on the clerk position!




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