Is Reaching Out to Future Judge After Natural Disaster Expected?

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Is Reaching Out to Future Judge After Natural Disaster Expected?

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:31 am

My future Judge (not starting for 2-3 years) is in NOLA and a Hurricane hit it directly 3 weeks ago. I didn’t realize until this week since I’d been bad about keeping up with news outside of the election. Should I have said something to the Judge or her assistant? If so, is it too late to say something now?

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Re: Is Reaching Out to Future Judge After Natural Disaster Expected?

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:31 am
My future Judge (not starting for 2-3 years) is in NOLA and a Hurricane hit it directly 3 weeks ago. I didn’t realize until this week since I’d been bad about keeping up with news outside of the election. Should I have said something to the Judge or her assistant? If so, is it too late to say something now?
It's not too late to say something now. I did something similar - reached out to my Judge's assistant after a couple of natural disasters. I didn't ask for anything, just reached out to check on them, and the assistant at least was happy to hear from me.

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Re: Is Reaching Out to Future Judge After Natural Disaster Expected?

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:01 pm

I've decided not to say anything. The clerkship doesn't start for another two years or so and I don't have a relationship with the judge or his assistant yet so it would be kind of phony to reach out (only interviewed virtually for like 20-40 minutes during plan hiring week); not to mention the window has arguably passed. My main concern was that they would think I was a jerk for never saying anything, but it seems like that isn't that likely from the various perspectives I've gotten outside of this site. Unless any users care to chip in with strong contrary opinions

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Re: Is Reaching Out to Future Judge After Natural Disaster Expected?

Post by Barrred » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:01 pm
I've decided not to say anything. The clerkship doesn't start for another two years or so and I don't have a relationship with the judge or his assistant yet so it would be kind of phony to reach out (only interviewed virtually for like 20-40 minutes during plan hiring week); not to mention the window has arguably passed. My main concern was that they would think I was a jerk for never saying anything, but it seems like that isn't that likely from the various perspectives I've gotten outside of this site. Unless any users care to chip in with strong contrary opinions
Not reaching out is perfectly normal. In fact, I bet most JAs/clerks would think you are weird/try-hard if you did reach out, especially when the clerkship is so far way. Radio silence until 4-6 months before your start date is par for the course.

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