Judge Calling References -> Before or After Making Decision?

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Judge Calling References -> Before or After Making Decision?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:11 am

Re: Clerkships: Do judges call your references before or after making his decision.

Any input is appreciated!

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Re: Judge Calling References -> Before or After Making Decision?

Postby blurbz » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:23 am

If it's after, what would be the use of calling?

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Re: Judge Calling References -> Before or After Making Decision?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:26 am

blurbz wrote:If it's after, what would be the use of calling?

I think the OP means, does the judge call references to help make the decision, or pick someone, then call references just to confirm that said choice isn't a psychopath or lying or the like. I've heard of both methods. My judge called references before making a final decision (to the extent he called anyone. He didn't call any of my references, whom he didn't know, but he did call references for the guy he hired while I was there, because he knew the references personally).

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Re: Judge Calling References -> Before or After Making Decision?

Postby blurbz » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:28 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
blurbz wrote:If it's after, what would be the use of calling?

I think the OP means, does the judge call references to help make the decision, or pick someone, then call references just to confirm that said choice isn't a psychopath or lying or the like. I've heard of both methods. My judge called references before making a final decision (to the extent he called anyone. He didn't call any of my references, whom he didn't know, but he did call references for the guy he hired while I was there, because he knew the references personally).


Fair enough. Sorry for the snark.

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Re: Judge Calling References -> Before or After Making Decision?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:35 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
blurbz wrote:If it's after, what would be the use of calling?

I think the OP means, does the judge call references to help make the decision, or pick someone, then call references just to confirm that said choice isn't a psychopath or lying or the like. I've heard of both methods. My judge called references before making a final decision (to the extent he called anyone. He didn't call any of my references, whom he didn't know, but he did call references for the guy he hired while I was there, because he knew the references personally).


OP Here.

Yes, this is what I mean. OK, so both methods have been used. Good to know!

Also, do you guys this the shutdown will delay the process?

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Re: Judge Calling References -> Before or After Making Decision?

Postby ClerkAdvisor » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
blurbz wrote:If it's after, what would be the use of calling?

I think the OP means, does the judge call references to help make the decision, or pick someone, then call references just to confirm that said choice isn't a psychopath or lying or the like. I've heard of both methods. My judge called references before making a final decision (to the extent he called anyone. He didn't call any of my references, whom he didn't know, but he did call references for the guy he hired while I was there, because he knew the references personally).


OP Here.

Yes, this is what I mean. OK, so both methods have been used. Good to know!

Also, do you guys this the shutdown will delay the process?


It shouldn't. Courts have 10 business days of funding before their funding runs. Once funding runs out, chambers staff are generally considered essential, so that shouldn't effect hiring. And, of course, judges always get paid.

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Re: Judge Calling References -> Before or After Making Decision?

Postby Opinions_R_Us » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Re: Clerkships: Do judges call your references before or after making his decision.

Any input is appreciated!


Personally, when I get the candidates down to two or three finalists, I call the references and talk to them before making my final decision. About half of the judges I know also do the same thing.




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