COVID-19 Effect on Judicial Externship

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COVID-19 Effect on Judicial Externship

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:19 pm

To those who have a judicial externship for all of half of summer 2020, do you still have a position? If so, do you suggest reaching out to chambers to confirm your externship? I know a few externs who had their position rescinded due to COVID-19 and am wondering if others are experiencing the same.

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Re: COVID-19 Effect on Judicial Externship

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:02 pm

I still have mine at EDNY. I do not know yet whether it is remote in part or whole.

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Re: COVID-19 Effect on Judicial Externship

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:58 am

Current clerk here. At least in my district, we're trying to keep the program. Some may be remote and it'll certainly be different (less going to court, more research) but I think most people won't want to screw the interns.

You'll probably get more take home writing assignments, but you'll still get substantive experience you can talk about in interviews.

Of course, another district or a judge might have a different approach.

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Re: COVID-19 Effect on Judicial Externship

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:18 am

Anonymous User wrote:Current clerk here. At least in my district, we're trying to keep the program. Some may be remote and it'll certainly be different (less going to court, more research) but I think most people won't want to screw the interns.

You'll probably get more take home writing assignments, but you'll still get substantive experience you can talk about in interviews.

Of course, another district or a judge might have a different approach.
same here (from current district clerk in a big east coast city). we told our externs they'd likely be remote. if you haven't heard from your chambers, go ahead and email to check in.

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