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Thank you note to judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:57 pm

I'm wrapping up my internship this week, and I would like to thank the judge and law clerk for all they taught me this summer. Would a thank you card be weird? Thanks.

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Re: Thank you note to judge?

Postby 06102016 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:07 pm

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Re: Thank you note to judge?

Postby billyez » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:08 pm

This question has been asked before and some people have given "absolutely not" answers - though that dealt with gifts, not notes. In any case, I disagree. My Judge wouldn't have minded anyway. Go ahead and write them one.

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Re: Thank you note to judge?

Postby ggocat » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:52 pm

It's not weird. I've received several now as a law clerk; I wish I had done this when I was an intern.

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Re: Thank you note to judge?

Postby ilovesf » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:53 pm

ggocat wrote:It's not weird. I've received several now as a law clerk; I wish I had done this when I was an intern.

Do you feel like it's rude when people don't write one?

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Re: Thank you note to judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:05 am

Not weird at all. I like baking so I made something for everyone in my chambers, including the legal assistant, and they all were very appreciative. If you had a wonderful summer, there is nothing wrong with expressing your gratitude.

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Re: Thank you note to judge?

Postby lawschoofoo » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:17 pm

Having interned for a Fed CoA judge, I will offer the advice that a thank you note is often expected, and if you want a chance to actually clerk with the judge, I'd say it is essential.

More generally, it is just good manners.

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Re: Thank you note to judge?

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:20 pm

Separate notes for judges and clerks or one for whole office?

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Re: Thank you note to judge?

Postby ggocat » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:37 pm

ilovesf wrote:Do you feel like it's rude when people don't write one?

No. I never expect them.

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Re: Thank you note to judge?

Postby lawschoofoo » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:49 am

ilovesf wrote:Separate notes for judges and clerks or one for whole office?


Separate note for the judge, and then clerks at your discretion. If you had minor interaction with some, and a lot with others, I'd just send one to the individuals you actually feel thankful for interacting with.




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