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Title: Law Clerk Handbook: A Handbook for Law Clerks to Federal Judges
Author(s): A B Rubin; L B Bartell
Corporate Author: Federal Judicial Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 172
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Judicial Ctr
Washington, DC 20002
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Publication Number: FJC-M-89-2
Sale Source: Federal Judicial Ctr
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America

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NCJRS paper reproduction
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents practical procedures intended to help both the law clerk and the judge for whom the clerk is working to work effectively together, based on the experiences of the authors and a review of manuals in use in other courts.
Abstract: An introduction explains the function of the law clerk, differences in the responsibilities of a trial law clerk and of an appellate law clerk, preparation for clerking, and continuing education. Additional sections explain the conduct expected of the law clerk, the avoidance of conflicts of interest, loyalty requirements, courtroom demeanor, neutrality and impartiality, and other issues related to protocol and ethics. Further discussions explain the types of litigation conducted in United States courts, including civil actions, bankruptcy cases, criminal actions, appeals, and proceedings in special courts. Explanations of court management focus on office administration, local rules of court, case management in different types of courts, relations with other personnel, and the functions of related agencies. Guidelines are also given for conducting research and writing specific types of court documents. Appendixes presenting the Code of Conduct for Law Clerks and statutes noted in the adoption of the Code of Judicial Conduct.
Main Term(s): Court personnel
Index Term(s): Employment; Law clerks; Misconduct; Professional conduct and ethics
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