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NJ Clerkships

Sent my resume to HR via email a while back. Still haven't dharamsala11/23/16
send to individual judges, but probably too late. NJ has a sjlawyer11/23/16
Thanks. http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/di rectory/judg dharamsala11/23/16
It's unlikely you'll get one if you're not from NJ mamaesq11/24/16
that's not true. sjlawyer11/24/16
Yeah, I go to a Philly T2 and there are plenty of PA residen dharamsala11/24/16
I got one and I wasn't from New Jersey. If I recall correct caj11111/27/16
Hey, I got a callback interview with a Family Court judge in dharamsala02/04/17
ask about substantive work. To paraphrase a biglaw hiring dingbat02/06/17
Good questions: 1. Does the judge rule from the bench and t blackholelaw02/06/17
dharamsala (Nov 23, 2016 - 8:21 pm)

Sent my resume to HR via email a while back. Still haven't heard a peep. Anyone else apply?

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sjlawyer (Nov 23, 2016 - 8:22 pm)

send to individual judges, but probably too late. NJ has a regimented system now that requires apps pretty far ahead. However, some judges buck the system and do whatver they want.

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dharamsala (Nov 23, 2016 - 8:26 pm)

Thanks.

http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/directory/judgtara.pdf

Should I just go thru that list and call individual judges' chambers to inquire whether they've hired for 2017-18?

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mamaesq (Nov 24, 2016 - 9:55 am)

It's unlikely you'll get one if you're not from NJ

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sjlawyer (Nov 24, 2016 - 4:40 pm)

that's not true.

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dharamsala (Nov 24, 2016 - 4:42 pm)

Yeah, I go to a Philly T2 and there are plenty of PA residents who get these clerkships.

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caj111 (Nov 27, 2016 - 6:53 am)

I got one and I wasn't from New Jersey. If I recall correctly, I must have gotten an offer something like 7 or 8 months ahead and applied something like 11 months ahead. I think that somebody had been offered before me and then backed out though.

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dharamsala (Feb 4, 2017 - 6:17 pm)

Hey, I got a callback interview with a Family Court judge in South Jersey. What questions should I ask him? What to expect?

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dingbat (Feb 6, 2017 - 10:06 am)

ask about substantive work.

To paraphrase a biglaw hiring partner (whose father was a judge) I once discussed the matter with:

everyone's clerked for a judge, but I have no idea what that means. Maybe they wrote opinions for the judge, maybe they just got the judge coffee. I really have no idea.

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blackholelaw (Feb 6, 2017 - 11:44 am)

Good questions:
1. Does the judge rule from the bench and then write an opinion after the fact?

2. If the judge does not rule from the bench, will you research the law and prepare a first draft of an order/opinion before the judge reviews it? Or, does s/he tell you how to rule, and you find law to support it and write it up.

When I clerked, my judge basically had me deciding the cases and justifying my decision before he even picked up the briefs to review. Other judges do it very differently.

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