Federal Appellate Court Law Clerk Handbook

    Federal Appellate Court Law Clerk Handbook

    Federal Appellate Court Law Clerk Handbook

    Demystify the first few months on the job as a federal appellate court law clerk.

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    This book provides the ammunition that new and soon-to-be clerks need to perform their duties successfully from the first day in chambers. It is also valuable to those considering applying for an appellate clerkship who want to learn the nuts-and-bolts of what the job actually entails. Topics covered include:
    • Overview of clerkship and role of the clerk
    • History of the U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Merits panel case
    • Oral argument
    • Filing the decision with the clerk
    • After the decision is rendered: petition for rehearing and en banc process
    • Researching and writing tips
    • Bluebooking tips
    • Communication within the court
    • Computer system
    • Working style
    • Law clerk hiring
    • Dealing with staff
    • Ethics

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    6x9 Paperback

    Publication Date

    8/10/2007 12:00:00 AM

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