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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:27 pm

Alaska SC is making calls.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:59 pm

Anyone hear about the Mass SJC? I imagine they are done?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Alaska SC is making calls.

Well shit. I thought my interview went really well, and I've got crickets. Looks like I've officially struck out on clerkships :(

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:44 pm

What have folks heard about the Virgin Islands?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:28 pm

Or, for that matter, Hawaii? That was asked earlier, but I am not so sure anyone has posted on that yet.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Bump

Anyone hear from NM COA, NM SC, WI SC, DC COA, IN SC yet?


bump

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby tommytahoe » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:57 pm

I just received a letter from a justice on the Virgin islands Supreme Court. I expected it to be another "thanks but no thanks" letter, a template with which I have now become very familiar. It was something different. Thought you all may add your inferences.

It stated (and this as close to verbatim as memory allows),

"Thank you for your interest in a law clerk position in my chambers for the 2013 - 2014 term. I write to inform you that I am keeping your resume on file, and I will be making a decision in January 2013. If you create any further writing samples in the coming scholastic year, i would appreciate your forwarding them to me.

Thank you, again, for your application to the Virgin Islands Supreme Court. I wish you the greatest success in your final year at the [top 25 law school].

Yours truly,

Associate Justice Maria Cabret "

I have already engaged in tea leaves reading of course, trying to discern what message she is really sending me. Is this what she sends all applicants, to ensure that they know why there will be a delay in response, in an attempt to curb any waning interest over the next three months or so? Quite possibly. Or is it instead a letter to those she might prefer to interview (a smaller batch of applicants out of a couple hundred or so) and whom she would like to keep around for future contact?

Mainly I'm curious if anyone has received a similar letter, or has thoughts on what is going on here...

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:59 am

NJ Supreme Court: Justice Albin has already hired (I can't be sure, but I think he's done). Justice Hoens was doing interviews as of September 20.

DC Court of Appeals: Judge Beckwith was doing interviews a few weeks back. Judge McLeese was doing interviews this past week, and next week.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:13 pm

Has anyone applied to the Idaho Supreme Court?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:52 am

Any new NJ movement? I know most appellate judges have decided, was wondering if people have heard of/accepted trial court positions.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:55 am

Anyone hear anything about second round interviews for Mass Appeals?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:03 am

[quote="Anonymous User"]Any new NJ movement? I know most appellate judges have decided, was wondering if people have heard of/accepted trial court positions.

Appellate Division is pretty much finished. There might be 2-4 judges that are still making calls, but for the most part they have extended offers. Same thing with assignment judges and presiding judges on the trial level. Most of those are done.
Although it depends on the judge, regular Superior Court judges could start from now until March.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby romothesavior » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:18 am

tommytahoe wrote:I have already engaged in tea leaves reading of course, trying to discern what message she is really sending me. Is this what she sends all applicants, to ensure that they know why there will be a delay in response, in an attempt to curb any waning interest over the next three months or so? Quite possibly. Or is it instead a letter to those she might prefer to interview (a smaller batch of applicants out of a couple hundred or so) and whom she would like to keep around for future contact?
tx

Probably the former. I mean, I suppose it is possible she weeds a few out right away, but my guess is that letter went out to just about everyone. Don't read too much into it.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby london24 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:08 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Any new NJ movement? I know most appellate judges have decided, was wondering if people have heard of/accepted trial court positions.

Appellate Division is pretty much finished. There might be 2-4 judges that are still making calls, but for the most part they have extended offers. Same thing with assignment judges and presiding judges on the trial level. Most of those are done.
Although it depends on the judge, regular Superior Court judges could start from now until March.


Is there a major difference in prestige/exit options if you clerk for the App Div versus assignment/presiding trial court judges? obviously i know the Supreme Court is a whole different thing.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone applied to the Idaho Supreme Court?


Eismann, Burdick, and Horton have all filled their positions.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:46 am

Is there a major difference in prestige/exit options if you clerk for the App Div versus assignment/presiding trial court judges? obviously i know the Supreme Court is a whole different thing.[/quote]

It's difficult to tell whether it's the clerk's credentials or the prestige of the clerkship, but App. Div. clerks usually pull down firm positions. Whether this is because they summered there or not is difficult to tell, but these clerks don't seem to have a problem finding good jobs afterwards. The clerkship's location might also factor in (ie. Atlantic City App. Div. may be more difficult to find a firm job than Newark-based judges (who along with Morristown are the toughest parts to break into usually). There are only 40-50 appellate div. clerkships as well for the state so it's a prestigious gig considering the in and out of state competition for these jobs.

The allure of an assignment judge position is that there are few of them, but as far as "prestige" goes it's still a trial level clerkship with more administrative tasks. Some firms will value it, others will view it as a trial level clerkship. Really depends on what type of litigation the firm does.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:23 pm

Any word on when the second round of MA appeals interviews will start?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any new NJ movement? I know most appellate judges have decided, was wondering if people have heard of/accepted trial court positions.


Have a few trial court interviews next week.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby kalvano » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:47 pm

Anyone hear from Vermont trial courts yet?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:35 pm

Have any offers been made from the Conn. App. Ct interviews this week?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Brassica7 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:52 pm

I interviewed on the 3rd. I have not heard anything yet either way. I spoke with a former clerk, and he thought the Conn. Ap. Ct. would get back to us sometime next week. Good luck!

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby tommytahoe » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:16 pm

romothesavior wrote:
tommytahoe wrote:I have already engaged in tea leaves reading of course, trying to discern what message she is really sending me. Is this what she sends all applicants, to ensure that they know why there will be a delay in response, in an attempt to curb any waning interest over the next three months or so? Quite possibly. Or is it instead a letter to those she might prefer to interview (a smaller batch of applicants out of a couple hundred or so) and whom she would like to keep around for future contact?
tx

Probably the former. I mean, I suppose it is possible she weeds a few out right away, but my guess is that letter went out to just about everyone. Don't read too much into it.


thanks, that was my presumption as well. She'll get that extra writing sample that she asked for, however. A fair assumption is that many other letter recipients will not oblige...

I must say, working in St. Croix, VI, for a year would be a good way to spend a year post-law school.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What have folks heard about the Virgin Islands?


Are you referring to VI SC or to the D.VI? (I realize this is the state court clerkship thread, but since the District Court is an Art. IV court, I'm not sure if you're counting that in 'state courts' or not.)

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby ivan » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any word on when the second round of MA appeals interviews will start?


Bump.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby mi-chan17 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What's the deal with California clerkships? None available because of funding cuts? Even appellate judges?


As a a general rule, the California appellate courts (the SC and the regional district appellate courts) don't hire term clerks. It's not a funding cuts thing so much as a 'they just don't' thing. So the majority of upper-level courts in CA just aren't in play because they only hire permanent clerks. There are a few judges that are exceptions to this, but they're rare and I don't know that anyone has ever compiled a working list.




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