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Northern District of Texas

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

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September 18, 2018 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for a Death Penalty Law Clerk. The incumbent will be assigned to assist federal district and magistrate judges in the post conviction habeas corpus review of state death penalty cases and the review of motions to vacate federal death sentences. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting research, performing substantive screening, and drafting appropriate recommendations and orders.
September 17, 2018 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Office of the Clerk, is recruiting for a Legal Analyst position. The incumbent provides legal assistance by drafting administrative orders and forms, providing legal research, and resolving procedural and case management issues. The incumbent also assists in developing continuing education programs for staff and the legal community and helps coordinate community outreach events, investiture ceremonies, and other official events.
September 4, 2018 |
NOTICE OF VACANCY UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA   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 Western District of Louisiana at Alexandria. The position will require regular overnight travel to other divisions within the Western District of Louisiana. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. The current annual salary is $191,360. 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 Paul Benjamin Anderson, Jr., 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 newvacancy@ca5.uscourts.gov. DEADLINE FOR FILING COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 29, 2018.
August 23, 2018 | 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.
August 15, 2018 |
The Circuit Executive is appointed by the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 332(e). The Circuit Executive exercises administrative powers and performs duties delegated by the Council, under the general supervision of the Chief Judge.
August 10, 2018 | Amarillo Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Courtroom Deputy to a United States Magistrate Judge. This position is located in the U.S. District Clerk’s Office in Amarillo, and reports to the Amarillo Deputy-In- Charge. The duties involve managing the judge’s caseload, attending and logging proceedings and processing orders. This position entails a high level of knowledge and complexity regarding court and courtroom operations. Promotion to a CL-27 is based on performance, and will be granted without further competition.
July 23, 2018 | Lubbock Division
This position is located in the District Clerk’s Office in Lubbock, Texas and is responsible for end user support activities. The incumbent provides help desk and technical support on IT systems throughout the district. The incumbent assists with courtroom support activities, including audio and video components, their respective network protocols and subsequent integration within the courtroom environment. The incumbent also assists with the installation and configuration of computer hardware and software programs, and performs routine to moderately complex troubleshooting for hardware and software systems. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Information Technology.
June 6, 2018 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant with particular emphasis on assisting the Chief Deputy Clerk, Type II, with stewardship and internal controls responsibilities. In addition, the incumbent performs essential work to support the senior management team. The incumbent also serves as primary backup to the Executive Assistant to the Clerk of Court.
June 4, 2018 |
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for appointment as the Federal Public Defender for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi. The office is headquartered at Jackson, Mississippi. Regular overnight travel throughout both districts is required. The terms of appointment and reappointment are four years. The selection process will be confidential and competitive. The current annual salary is $164,200. Only those persons with a law degree whose character, experience, ability, and integrity qualify them to serve in the Judicial Branch should apply. Persons will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. Interested candidates should download the selection procedures and an application form available at www.ca5.uscourts.gov. Completed applications (six copies) should be mailed to Paul Benjamin Anderson, Jr., Circuit Executive, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 600 Camp Street, Room 100, New Orleans, LA, 70130. THE DEADLINE FOR FILING COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, June 29, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer