Since its founding in 2005, the goal of the CNB has been to provide a forum for law clerk applicants, current law clerks, and judicial staff to share information regarding their clerkship applications and vacancies. By using the "comments" function, applicants can easily find and share information as to which judges have started calling applicants, which judges have started making offers, and which judges have completed their hiring.
Posting is entirely anonymous (though you are, of course, free to sign your name). Despite the tempting incentive each of us may have to read the information posted herein yet not share the information we possess, this blog has been has been a resounding success since 2005 precisely because our readers have not succumbed to this classic collective-action problem. We encourage all applicants to share whatever information they have, all clerks to share whatever information their judges allow, and all bloggers to link to this site to ensure that the information posted here is as timely and useful as possible.
Below you will find posts for six categories of judges: (1) SCOTUS Justices; (2) Circuit judges; (3) U.S. District Court judges; (4) State court judges (focusing mainly on state supreme courts, but intermediate appellate courts are welcome as well); (5) U.S. Magistrate and Bankruptcy Court judges; and (6) miscellaneous federal courts not falling into any of the above categories (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, etc.). The posting categories for the district, state, magistrate, and bankruptcy courts are grouped by state and applicable territory. The circuit courts are naturally grouped by circuit. Please make sure that you place comments in the correct category.