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Northern District of Texas

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

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November 18, 2020 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Financial Administrator for the Dallas Clerk=s Office. The incumbent reports to the Director of Administrative Services and performs and coordinates administrative, technical, and professional work related to financial, accounting, and budgetary activities of the court, including ensuring compliance with appropriate guidelines, policies, and approved internal controls. Additionally, the incumbent oversees and assists with accounts payable and accounts receivable activities; develops recommendations regarding procedures for improvement; and assists with policy development regarding financial matters. Duties include recording receipts, investing and disbursing registry funds, preparing and submitting monthly/quarterly reports, maintaining and updating financial manuals, and supervising a staff of three employees who process vouchers and restitution.
October 29, 2020 | Abilene Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for a term law clerk to a United States magistrate judge. 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 clerkship is for a term of one to two years. The clerkship may be converted to a career position.
October 5, 2020 | Dallas Division
The Operations Support Specialist is a member of the operations section of the Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office. The incumbent is responsible for all facets of case progression, including opening cases, docketing, managing cases from inception to conclusion, ensuring accuracy of electronic case filing system entries, and responding to inquiries regarding filings. The incumbent reports to the Dallas Operations Manager.
September 23, 2020 | Lubbock Division
Judicial law clerks are responsible for the review of case files and pending matters, preparation for trials and hearings, and attendance at hearings, trials, and conferences. Clerks also conduct legal research and draft memoranda, orders, and correspondence and assist the judge with drafting, editing, proofreading and cite-checking opinions.
July 7, 2020 |
NOTICE OF VACANCY UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI 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 Southern District of Mississippi at Jackson. The position will require regular overnight travel to other divisions within the Southern District of Mississippi. 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 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit website. 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 DEADLINE FOR FILING COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS AUGUST 21, 2020. APPLICANTS FOR THIS BANKRUPTCY JUDGE POSITION DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT A FORM AO78