Term Law Clerk Vacancy Announcement–NDNY

April 25, 2015

Term Law Clerk Vacancy Announcement

 

The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York is seeking a two-year term law clerk for the Honorable David N. Hurd, U.S. District Judge in Utica, New York.  A law clerk will perform a wide variety of judicial tasks, including the preparation of draft opinions on dispositive motions; bench memoranda in preparation for trials and oral arguments on motions; and instructions to the jury in civil and criminal matters.  The law clerk will also share administrative tasks.  (Please see full announcement below).

 

Opening Date:

April 22, 2015

Closing Date:

May 8, 2015

Projected Start Date:

June 2015

 

 

Term Law Clerk Vacancy Announcement

  

Application Process and Deadline:

Send cover letter, resume, and unofficial law school transcript on or before May 8, 2015 to:   

 

Honorable David N. Hurd, U.S. District Judge 

Alexander Pirnie Federal Building 

Room 300 

10 Broad Street 

Utica, NY 13501 

 

 or by emailing materials to nicholas_mangold@nynd.uscourts.gov

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