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Strong

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Do's and Don't's for Judges
« on: January 11, 2007, 04:01:20 PM »
I have an interview coming up with a State district court Judge, any tips?

Do you shake a judges hand? Any other courtroom tips?

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Re: Do's and Don't's for Judges
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 05:23:48 PM »
Please tell me this is a joke.  If you really want to impress him / her, when s/he reaches out a hand to shake yours, get down and genuflect.

You don't need courtroom tips, as you will be interviewing in chambers.  Chambers is not a courtroom and you should not act like a lawyer in there.  By and large, judges see enough of lawyers trying to act like lawyers, so just be yourself.  You're eager to learn and help in any way you can.

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Re: Do's and Don't's for Judges
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 05:42:28 PM »
I was talking to a judge who is an alum of my school and he said that didnt like it when people called him Mr. So-and-so. He said it was more appropriate to always refer to them as judge so-and-so.

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Re: Do's and Don't's for Judges
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 06:25:49 PM »
Well of course if you are offered the hand you do.

All I'm trying to say is that I see Judges as set in their ways and finicky when compared to interviewing with a firm.

I don't want to do something to make a bad impression that is "common knowledge" and I don't know it.