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Career Story: Judicial Administrator For A Federal Judge

Judicial Administrator For A Federal Judge

Job Title: Judicial Administrator

Education: University of Arizone

Previous Experience: Executive Assistant to CEO of several technology IT companies Executive Assistant to CFO Support lead attorneys

Job Tasks: Federal Circuit court reviews and hopefully provides a solution so the Court of Appeals and possibly the Supreme Court does not have to hear and decide. I support the Chief Federal Judge for the Federal Circuit Court. I assist the judge in scheduling for trials, editing and drafting motions, preparations for responses, attending social functions, organizing official social events, setting up medical appts., training classes for new technology within the court, setting up judicial review meetings, lunch meetings and dinners with other judges, assisting law clerks with research and documentation to prepare for trial and response, training summer interns proper protocol with government processes and ensuring processes are done correctly as it is released to the public for scrutiny.

I assist in preparation of classes that are taught at two prominent law Schools. I prepare law class test scores for final submittal, review and post notes for law students to review.

Almost all of my day is spent doing administrative tasks such as:

  • Attending a trial and taking notes, setting up travel, both domestic and international
  • Organizing chamber holiday party events
  • Organizing and assisting with federal court holiday events
  • Reviewing and editing interviews and documents for historical publication
  • Interacting with other government agencies to set up conferences around the world regarding how we review and submit changes for US law
  • Answering the judge's phone calls and return calls on his behalf
  • Assisting other law clerks with review of documentation prior to trial
  • Setting up trial court rooms
  • Following processes to release information to public in other states across the country.
  • Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Fascinating to see our laws out into practice and challenged, really interesting to see and hear others interpretation of our US laws. Understanding the significance of how, and why laws were created. The Constitution and how laws apply or do not apply today. Witnessing the Supreme Court in action.

    Job Tips:
    1. I would suggest you get a basic business admin. degree first, then take courses pertaining to a subject of law you maybe interested in. Then go and get either a law degree or a masters in business.

    2. I would suggest you submit for an internship after you get your undergraduate degree and during your masters with either county, state or federal courts.

    3. Work under a district attorney, master of the court or if you are really smart and lucky for a federal judge.

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