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E.D. Cal

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:35 pm

What sort of qualifications are necessary to be competitive to clerk in this district? Are some judges known to be less selective?

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Re: E.D. Cal

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:25 pm

Maybe connections matter- I'm north of top 5% at CCN and I shot in a couple apps and got radio silence.

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Re: E.D. Cal

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:11 pm

No idea, though I would flag that it has one of the heaviest dockets (on a per judge basis) in the country.

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Re: E.D. Cal

Postby grapesnocone » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:16 pm

bk1 wrote:No idea, though I would flag that it has one of the heaviest dockets (on a per judge basis) in the country.


That's true - and the judges get extra law clerks for it under an emergency budget.

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Re: E.D. Cal

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:19 pm

grapesnocone wrote:That's true - and the judges get extra law clerks for it under an emergency budget.

Was not aware of this, but it's good to hear.

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Re: E.D. Cal

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:28 pm

I've had 2 EDCA interviews. Both judges seemed to care about connections to the area. Otherwise, what others have said is true -- it's one of the busiest districts in the country, and the judges are understaffed, so you have to be willing to work long hours. The district also deals with a lot of Section 1983 and mortgage issues, so any experience you have with those areas of the law that you can highlight in your cover letter are probably helpful.



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