Fed. Law Clerk Hiring Plan Nixed, Clerkship Access Boosted

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 10:14 PM EST) -- The Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan, which aimed to organize the process of hiring law clerks for judges, has been discontinued in an effort to make the process fairer and more transparent, according to a memo released by U.S. District Judge John D. Bates on Monday.

The memo issued by Bates, who serves as director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, urges federal judges to make greater use of the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review, which is a centralized system designed to...
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