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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby stillwater » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:36 pm

hopkins23 wrote:I'm just curious. For those who have clerked/interned/going to work for a judge, how did you usually address your judge? Do any of you call your judge by her first name? I usually just hear judges get called "Judge" by their clerks like it's their first name.


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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:39 pm

I'm a clerk and we do Judge.

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:42 pm

It seems pretty universal that you say "judge," unless the judge directs you otherwise (though I've never heard anyone ever refer to their judge as anything other than judge, even after their term was over, though obviously that doesn't mean it's never happened). I'm going to work for a place where the boss is a former judge, and everyone still calls him "judge." The first week of a clerkship, I got introduced to one of the career clerks on the court who asked who I was clerking for. For whatever brain fart of a reason I replied "John Doe" instead of "Judge Doe" and her eyes about popped out of her head.

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:09 pm

Judge. Counsel can do "your honor" or "judge."

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:22 pm

As noted above, the rule of thumb is to stick to Judge unless the Judge explicitly tells you otherwise.

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby lolwat » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:30 pm

"Judge."

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby tsutsik » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:35 pm

What about Supreme Court Justices? 'Justice' sounds weird.

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby stillwater » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:38 pm

tsutsik wrote:What about Supreme Court Justices? 'Justice' sounds weird.


once you view them as justice personified the awkwardness fades away

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby sundance95 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:49 pm

tsutsik wrote:What about Supreme Court Justices? 'Justice' sounds weird.

somehow i doubt that this is a problem you have to worry about

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:53 pm

I clerked for a Chief Justice and called him "Chief," which is awesome. I want to be a Chief Justice just for the name. I would call the other justices and judges "Judge/Justice so and so" or "your honor." Most then told me just to call them by their first name.

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:18 pm

hopkins23 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I clerked for a Chief Justice and called him "Chief," which is awesome. I want to be a Chief Justice just for the name. I would call the other justices and judges "Judge/Justice so and so" or "your honor." Most then told me just to call them by their first name.


Really? That's pretty cool.

Yeah, I was wondering that too re what do you call the judges on a SSC if you clerk there.

Yeah, the Chief thing is cool.

I think when I interned for a SSC justice I just avoided calling him anything. :oops: But when I did, I think it was "Justice [whatever]."

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby Opinions_R_Us » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:31 pm

I think "Your Worship" sounds cool but my clerks just stick with "Judge."

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby Army2Law » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:33 pm

Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby stillwater » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:33 pm

my liege

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Postby forza » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:10 pm

Sahib

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:45 pm

When my judge was brand new, he asked his clerks to call him by his first name. Apparantly that got awkward within a week or two (many clerks didn't feel comfortable doing that) so he said he just switched to Judge.

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Re: How did you address your judge?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:00 pm

"Judge" here too. When I think about the first name, it sounds wierd. Just like, as a kid, when I heard the teacher's first name.




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