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Re: Which courts tend to work their clerks the hardest?

Postby Citizen Genet » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:25 am

hopkins23 wrote:Which courts (e.g., SDNY, DC Cir., etc.) tend to work their courts the hardest? Obviously there were will be exceptions to general rules, but I was just wondering which courts work their clerks the hardest in general? I would consider amount of hours worked per week, difficult of the topics tackled, etc.

If you guys know of specific judges, I'd love to hear about that too.


Don't know firsthand, but I've heard N.D. Ca. is pretty busy, with a few specific judges expecting 60-80 hour work weeks.

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Re: Which courts tend to work their clerks the hardest?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:42 am

I'm sure there are generalizations, but it can also vary a lot by judge. My judge is extremely reasonable in his requirements (8-5, no staying late/weekends unless we're in trial, often lets us leave early on Fridays), but the judge in the next chambers over expects 7-7 and weekends.

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Re: Which courts tend to work their clerks the hardest?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:29 am

As always, it depends. Certain districts have larger dockets, but I think the ultimate factor is the number of clerks. 2 can mean you're working more than biglaw, whereas 3 could mean you're working 9-5.

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Re: Which courts tend to work their clerks the hardest?

Postby andythefir » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:39 am

The DNM can be crushing on the judges and clerks because they get a ton of immigration, border crime, drugs, and native reservation crime. They also don't have as many judges as other districts and as a rule take 2 clerks at the most.

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