PDO has some new resources for those of you seeking information on judges for purposes of applying to judicial clerkships—in addition to OSCAR and the BYU judicial clerkship database.
First, PDO has recently subscribed to the Guide to State Judicial Clerkships (created by Vermont Law School). This is “a comprehensive guide to the procedures for applying for state court judicial clerkships at all levels in all 50 states and some U.S. territories.” To explore this resource, click this link: http://forms.vermontlaw.edu/career/guides/ . The User ID and Password (found in the “PDO Passwords” document in Symplicity’s Document Library) permit access to both a printable version of the guide and individual state information (all in PDF format). According to the Vermont website, the PDF version is updated each July, but the web-based guide is updated throughout the year as information is received.
Second, PDO recently was able to obtain a wealth of information on many federal trial-level, specialty and appeals courts, as well as each of the highest state courts across the country (i.e., the Utah Supreme Court). We have printed much of the information for federal appeals courts and some of the nearby federal trial courts, and you can come and view the binder of this information in the PDO offices. We also have the other information on our system. You can email us if you would like information for specific courts. The sort of information which is included is: Judge Names, addresses, when they were appointed and by whom, and information on their current law clerks –including law schools and when they started their clerking terms.