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Northern District of Texas

Barbara M.G. Lynn, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

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February 13, 2020 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for a law clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Rutherford sitting in the Dallas division. A law clerk to a Magistrate Judge performs substantive analysis, research, and writing; assists the judge with case management in all phases of litigation; and drafts bench memos, opinions, and orders on matters pending before the judge. The law clerk would also assist the United States Magistrate Judge with these same tasks. The clerkship is for a two-year term.
February 13, 2020 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for a law clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Rutherford sitting in the Dallas division. A law clerk to a Magistrate Judge performs substantive analysis, research, and writing; assists the judge with case management in all phases of litigation; and drafts bench memos, opinions, and orders on matters pending before the judge. The law clerk would also assist the United States Magistrate Judge with these same tasks. The clerkship is for a one-year term.
February 3, 2020 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Space and Facilities Specialist. This position is in the U.S. District Clerk’s Office in Dallas, and reports to the Budget/Facilities Coordinator. The incumbent coordinates and provides support for construction projects, remodeling, and tenant alterations with General Services Administration (GSA), and assists with space and facilities renovations and refurbishment. The incumbent also initiates and monitors GSA maintenance repairs. Additionally, the incumbent provides expertise in the selection and evaluation of finish materials for all tenant improvements and new construction projects and prepares space plans and design intent drawings.
February 3, 2020 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Pro Se Law Clerk. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: reviewing motions to proceed in forma pauperis; screening prisoner petitions and motions, motions to vacate sentence, and civil rights complaints; and assisting judges with all aspects of prisoner case management. The position is also responsible for drafting appropriate recommendations and orders for judge approval.
January 31, 2020 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for a Human Resources Assistant in the Dallas office. The incumbent performs various functions and is responsible for providing administrative and technical support for human resources and training programs, transactions and activities for the district, as needed, including the Clerk’s Office and Chambers for District and Bankruptcy Court.
January 24, 2020 |
NOTICE OF VACANCY UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE TYLER, TEXAS The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Texas at Tyler. The position will require regular overnight travel to other divisions within the Eastern District of Texas. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. The current annual salary is $199,088. Only those persons with a law degree whose character, experience, ability, and impartiality qualify them to serve in the Judicial Branch should apply. Persons shall be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. The qualification standards and an application form are available at www.ca5.uscourts.gov. Four completed applications (with writing samples) should be mailed to Theodore P. Cominos, Circuit Executive, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 600 Camp Street, Room 100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. Additionally, a PDF version of the completed application form (no writing samples) should be emailed to etxbankruptcy@ca5.uscourts.gov. DEADLINE FOR FILING COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS FEBRUARY 28, 2020. APPLICANTS FOR THIS BANKRUPTCY JUDGE POSITION DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT A FORM A078
January 2, 2020 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for an Operations Support Specialist. The incumbent performs various functions and is responsible for maintaining and processing case information from opening to final disposition, in accordance with approved internal controls, procedures, and rules. The incumbent performs docketing, noticing, managing the progression of cases, maintaining official case records, monitoring the completion of required procedural steps, reviewing filed documents to determine conformity and taking appropriate action, ensuring all orders and automated entries are appropriately and accurately docketed, and making summary entries on the docket of all documents and proceedings. The incumbent also provides front line customer service, processes mail and payments, and handles appeal related duties.
December 10, 2019 | Fort Worth Division
The Judicial Support Specialist is a member of the Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office and performs specialized court and courtroom functions including calendaring, electronic court recording, and other courtroom duties. The duties involve assisting with the management of the judge’s caseload, attending and recording court proceedings, and processing orders and other documents. The incumbent is also responsible for a variety of functions from case opening to the final disposition of cases. This position reports to the Fort Worth Divisional Manager.