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Morbid Question

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:47 pm

For a federal judge, if the judge were to (god forbid) pass away or become incapacitated before the clerkship were to begin what would happen? Forgive the morbid question, but it is something that I wonder about.

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Re: Morbid Question

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:46 pm

Depends. Sometimes there is an effort to place the future clerk with another judge on the court (or the deceased judge's replacement), sometimes that's not possible.

It happens pretty regularly. I actually know of someone who got double whammied -- his judge died before the clerkship and they couldn't find somewhere else for him, plus he summered at Dewey/Howrey the summer before the firm went belly up.

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Re: Morbid Question

Postby bk1 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I actually know of someone who got double whammied -- his judge died before the clerkship and they couldn't find somewhere else for him, plus he summered at Dewey/Howrey the summer before the firm went belly up.

:shock:

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Re: Morbid Question

Postby ph14 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:49 pm

bk1 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I actually know of someone who got double whammied -- his judge died before the clerkship and they couldn't find somewhere else for him, plus he summered at Dewey/Howrey the summer before the firm went belly up.

:shock:


Tell this guy never to go skydiving.

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Re: Morbid Question

Postby JusticeJackson » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:24 am

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Re: Morbid Question

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:13 am

If you have an open firm or the understanding that you will return, would you be able to start at your firm earlier?



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