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CA Magistrate Clerkships

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:01 pm

This has been mentioned before on numerous occasions, but Magistrate Judges (and their clerks) seem to have different workloads, depending on the district that they are in. For instance, some work primarily on criminal matters, some focus on specific areas (habeas, social security, 1983), and most primarily handle discovery issues and management. However, some magistrate more than others work on dispositive and substantive orders/motions, and sometimes preside over trials.

My question is: what do the work loads of magistrates in CA look like (emphasis on SDCA and NDCA)?

Would a clerk in either of these districts gain a lot of experience on substantive and dispositive motions? or do magistrates/clerks in these districts generally focus on criminal/habeas/SS/1983?

Obviously, because this is a very district-dependent (and maybe even judge dependent) question, insight from former magistrate clerks in these districts would be incredibly helpful.


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