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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Was there a deadline to apply to the Texas Supreme Court? I don't see one listed, and I haven't seen anyone on here mention any interviews yet. I'm thinking about sending my application materials this week. For those that applied to the judges accepting email applications, did your CSO or recommenders email the two recommendation letters separate from your own email with your application materials?


From what I can tell, there isn't a deadline. As for the rec letters, I had my recommenders email them.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:13 pm

Phone call from a South NJ Trial Court judge today. Hoping this leads to a wave of Trenton and below interviews.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:36 pm

How many judges have people heard from in NJ?
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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have any experience with Philly Common Pleas? Is it purely applying to individual justices? I would think that they have some kind of centralized process but I'm not sure.


No centralized process....you apply to individual judges. And most of the judges don't even hire term clerks. Most have career clerks, or let their term clerks stay on indefinitely.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How many judges have people heard from in NJ? I have only heard about 2 people getting interviews (1 person with 2 CoA and 1 person with a family court judge). My career office said that's all they've heard about, too. I'm starting to panic that I haven't gotten any calls....



Got my first call yesterday. Sent out 50+ applications. I'm thinking some judges are taking their time.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:How many judges have people heard from in NJ? I have only heard about 2 people getting interviews (1 person with 2 CoA and 1 person with a family court judge). My career office said that's all they've heard about, too. I'm starting to panic that I haven't gotten any calls....



Got my first call yesterday. Sent out 50+ applications. I'm thinking some judges are taking their time.



For trial courts - have gotten letters from a few judges saying they were done about a week ago. Got a call for an interview last week from another judge. One letter from a judge who's waiting until winter.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:28 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How many judges have people heard from in NJ? I have only heard about 2 people getting interviews (1 person with 2 CoA and 1 person with a family court judge). My career office said that's all they've heard about, too. I'm starting to panic that I haven't gotten any calls....



Got my first call yesterday. Sent out 50+ applications. I'm thinking some judges are taking their time.



For trial courts - have gotten letters from a few judges saying they were done about a week ago. Got a call for an interview last week from another judge. One letter from a judge who's waiting until winter.



What area of the state were the letters from?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby london24 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:31 pm

6 trial court interviews in Northen NJ next week. One App Div judge called to schedule for the week of the 24th (was hoping to do that one first, oh well) and another trial judge called to offer an interview last week but scheduled it for October. A few letters from judges indicating that they are just beginning to review resumes.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby geekrocker37 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:33 pm

Going out of Anon here to say this thread is very helpful for NJ.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:35 pm

School says MA Court Appeals starting to interview.

Ding from VT supreme.

Dang this is a super slow process.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby london24 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:School says MA Court Appeals starting to interview.

Ding from VT supreme.

Dang this is a super slow process.


Can confirm this about MA Appeals. Seems like their process is really drawn out compared to others

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:03 pm

Unless you can demonstrate significant NJ ties, the state judges are an uphill climb to secure even with an interview. Most have remained incredibly loyal to the local schools. As of now, most assignment/presiding and Appellate Division judges have made calls. Supreme Court has followed the federal hiring plan, but they are finishing up.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Unless you can demonstrate significant NJ ties, the state judges are an uphill climb to secure even with an interview. Most have remained incredibly loyal to the local schools. As of now, most assignment/presiding and Appellate Division judges have made calls. Supreme Court has followed the federal hiring plan, but they are finishing up.


local as in NJ only? or Philly schools, too?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:05 pm

CT Supreme has made offers.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:17 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Unless you can demonstrate significant NJ ties, the state judges are an uphill climb to secure even with an interview. Most have remained incredibly loyal to the local schools. As of now, most assignment/presiding and Appellate Division judges have made calls. Supreme Court has followed the federal hiring plan, but they are finishing up.


local as in NJ only? or Philly schools, too?


Both Rutgers and Seton Hall primarily. You'll see occasional NY Law School, Temple, Villanova here and there, but it's mostly NJ based schools because the judges are local graduates and value ties. If you have genuine NJ ties - you grew up there, you moved away to go to law school, you're fine. However, if you're spamming them with no ties and so forth it will tough and I'd anticipate lackluster results.

Moreover, unless you are truly infatuated with getting clerkship experience an NJ trial level clerkship is not going to open many doors in the NY/NJ metro area. Some Superior Court judges are well connected, but most come from small firms, pd/local county prosecutors offices. Appellate Division is a bit better, but not much. Supreme Court clerkships are valued but most of the students who pull those down have offers or are attractive to big firms in the first place.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby ckoz11 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:CT Supreme has made offers.


Can you say or PM which Justice?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby kalvano » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:04 am

ckoz11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:CT Supreme has made offers.


Can you say or PM which Justice?


I would very much like to know this as well.

Also, any word on CT COA?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby 3lstud26 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:09 am

ckoz11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:CT Supreme has made offers.


Can you say or PM which Justice?


Can you PM which Justice as well?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:04 pm

Emailed re: Interview for Connecticut Superior Court from OCI application

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:T10, Bottom 25%, Good LOR
Interview with a judge in VA (richmond). A few courts at MD have hired.



what judge in richmond?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:38 pm

3lstud26 wrote:
ckoz11 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:CT Supreme has made offers.


Can you say or PM which Justice?


Can you PM which Justice as well?


I was under the impression that all of them were done making offers. Or at least very close.

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:24 pm

Updates on Texas?

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Updates on Texas?

14th COA received "hundreds" of apps so far for 3 spots. Wide range of schools (T3-TTTT). Some interviews have occurred. Not sure about offers.
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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:19 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Updates on Texas?

14th COA received "hundreds" of apps so far for 3 spots. Wide range of schools (T3-TTT). Some interviews have occurred. Not sure about offers.


Wow, that is ridiculous. Damn you, legal market!

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Re: State Court Clerkships

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:10 am

Does anyone know when the CT Appellate Court traditionally gets back to applicants about interviews? Thanks.




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