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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

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June 17, 2024 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for a Courtroom Deputy to a United States Magistrate Judge. This position is in the U.S. District Clerk’s Office in Dallas, and reports to the Dallas Division Manager. 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.
June 12, 2024 |
The Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit invite applications from qualified persons for the position of Senior Staff Attorney. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 715(a), the chief judge may appoint, with the approval of the court, a senior staff attorney. This person directs the Staff Attorneys’ Office (“SAO”) of 60 attorneys and support personnel, with full administrative responsibility for all aspects of the operation of this central legal office, including planning, organizing, staffing, and reviewing the substantive work of the staff attorneys. The types of cases handled by the SAO include (1) direct criminal appeals, (2) appeals involving collateral attacks on criminal convictions by state and federal prisoners, (3) petitions for review of decisions by the Bureau of Immigration Appeals, and (4) appeals involving challenges to conditions of confinement. While the primary responsibility of the Senior Staff Attorney is ensuring the high quality of all substantive work performed by members of the SAO, the Senior Staff Attorney is also responsible for a discrete operating budget, handles designated financial work, and is responsible for the office’s personnel administration.
June 12, 2024 | Lubbock Division
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 Northern District of Texas at Lubbock.  The selection process will be confidential and competitive.  The current annual salary is $223,836.  Only those persons with a law degree whose character, experience, ability, and impartiality qualify them to serve in the Judicial Branch should apply.  The Judiciary is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The qualification standards and the application form (Parts I and II) are available at www.ca5.uscourts.gov.  Six completed applications (Parts I and II) should be mailed to Lorie A. Robinson, Circuit Executive, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 600 Camp Street, Room 100, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.  A PDF version of the completed application form (Parts I and II) must be emailed to ntxbankruptcy@ca5.uscourts.gov.  THE DEADLINE FOR FILING A COMPLETED APPLICATION (Parts I and II) IS FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2024.   APPLICANTS FOR THIS BANKRUPTCY JUDGE POSITION DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT A FORM AO78
June 6, 2024 | Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth Operation’s Work Leader.
May 17, 2024 | Lubbock 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. This clerkship is a term position that is expected to begin July 2024 and end July 2025.
May 15, 2024 | Dallas 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. This clerkship is a term position that is expected to begin July 2024 and end July 2025.
May 13, 2024 | Dallas Division
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Clerk of Court. The Clerk of Court is appointed by the Court and serves under the direction of the Chief Judge of the Court. As the Court Unit Executive of the Clerk’s Office, the incumbent is responsible for managing the operational and administrative duties of the office and ensures its compliance with statutory requirements.
May 9, 2024 | Amarillo Division
This position is located in the United States District Clerk’s Office in Amarillo, Texas. The Deputy-in-Charge is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Amarillo Division. The incumbent serves as the highest-ranking on-site employee of the Clerk’s Office and is a first-line supervisor over multiple areas of court operations, including case administration, jury administration, records/mail management, financial administration, courtroom support, and judicial support. The Deputy-in-Charge primarily directs staff and ensures compliance with the appropriate guidelines, policies, and internal controls. The incumbent provides assistance to the judges, bar, governmental agencies and the public. The Deputy-in-Charge will be responsible for providing leadership under the direction of the West Texas Division Manager.
April 5, 2024 | Lubbock Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for an Information Technology Audiovisual Technician in Lubbock, Texas. The incumbent will provide technical support for the district's IT and courtroom audiovisual systems. Travel within the district to support other divisions will be required.
April 3, 2024 | Lubbock 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. Additionally, the incumbent provides on-site technical support to the divisional office. The incumbent is a liaison between the systems staff and the divisional office and reports to the Lubbock Division Manager.
January 5, 2024 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Operations Support Specialist. This position is in the District Clerk’s Office in Dallas, Texas. The incumbent provides front line customer service, maintains official case records, reviews submitted documents to determine conformity with federal rules, processes new case information and documents, and processes mail and payments.
June 28, 2020 |
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