Monday, June 1, 2009

How to Use the CNB

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.

For example, if you are posting information about Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain of the Ninth Circuit, go to the Ninth Circuit post. If you are posting information about Judge Fred Biery of the Western District of Texas, go to the Texas post under the U.S. District Court heading. If you wish to subscribe to an individual court's feed, just go that court's post, and click on the "Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)" link located underneath the comments section, and you will thereafter be notified every time a comment is posted under that court. However, be sure to set your feed settings to check the site at shorter intervals depending on your preference (mine are set to every fifteen minutes). If you need to contact either Mani or myself, please send an e-mail to If you'd rather not write us an e-mail, general comments can be left on the Comments, Complaints, and Compliments post. Finally, please read the Legal Disclaimer and Terms of Use for all the fascinating and thrilling fine print. Thanks for continuing to make this site an invaluable resource for all those going through the clerkship process, and best of luck to everyone during the 2010-11 hiring season.


  1. Hi, Nice and interesting post. Thankyou.

  2. is this dead? no more clerkships for anyone?

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