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Northern District of Texas

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

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September 16, 2022 | 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 will start in August of 2023 and is a term of one to two years.
August 5, 2022 | 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 located 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.
August 2, 2022 |
The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Texas at Sherman. The essential function of courts is to dispense justice. An important component of this function is the creation and maintenance of diversity in the court system. A community's belief that a court dispenses justice is heightened when the court reflects the community's racial, ethnic, and gender diversity. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging. They include: conducting (1) most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. The basic authority of a United States magistrate judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. § 636. To be qualified for appointment an applicant must: Be, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States, and have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years (with some substitutes authorized); Be competent to perform all the duties of the office; be of good moral character; be emotionally stable and mature; be committed to equal justice under the law; be in good health; be patient and courteous; and be capable of deliberation and decisiveness; Be less than seventy years old; and Not be related to a judge of the district court. A merit selection panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review all applicants and recommend to the district judges in confidence the five persons it considers best qualified. The court will make the appointment following an FBI full-field investigation and an IRS tax check of the applicant selected by the court for appointment. The individual selected must comply with the financial disclosure requirements pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, Pub. L. No. 95-521, 90 Stat. 1824 (1978) (codified at 5 U.S.C. app. 4 §§ 101-111) as implemented by the Judicial Conference of the United States. An affirmative effort will be made to give due consideration to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age (40 and over), gender, religion, national origin, or disability. The current annual salary of the position is $ 205,528. The term of office is eight years. More information on the magistrate judge position is available from David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court. He can be reached at 903-590-1008 or david_o'toole@txed.uscourts.gov. The application form for the position is available on the court's website www.txed.uscourts.gov. The completed application must be submitted as a single pdf via e-mail by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, September 16, 2022, to the following email address: hr@txed.uscourts.gov. Please reference Sherman Magistrate Judge Application in the subject line. No paper applications, please. All applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure, and all applications will be examined only by members of the merit selection panel, the judges of the district court and necessary court personnel. The panel's deliberations will remain confidential. THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
June 23, 2022 | Amarillo Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of court reporter. A court reporter performs court reporting services for any judicial proceeding as required. The position is a shared position that works for the entire court but is primarily assigned to one district judge.
June 21, 2022 | Lubbock Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of court reporter. A court reporter performs court reporting services for any judicial proceeding as required. The position is a shared position that works for the entire court but is primarily assigned to one district judge.
June 2, 2022 |
NOTICE OF VACANCY UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE AUSTIN, 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 Western District of Texas at Austin.   The selection process will be confidential and competitive.  The current annual salary is $205,528.  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 the application form (Parts I and II) are available at www.ca5.uscourts.gov.  Four 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 wtxbankruptcy@ca5.uscourts.gov.  THE DEADLINE FOR FILING A COMPLETED APPLICATION (Parts I and II) IS FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022. For more information, please visit www.ca5.uscourts.gov. APPLICANTS FOR THIS BANKRUPTCY JUDGE POSITION  DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT A FORM AO78
April 29, 2022 | 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.
March 23, 2022 | Dallas Division
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas is recruiting for the position of Procurement Specialist. This position is in the U.S. District Clerk’s Office in Dallas, and reports to the Procurement Supervisor. The Procurement Specialist is a shared administrative service position that performs procurement activities requiring knowledge of procurement policies and practices. Advanced procurement activities include preparing complicated specifications, negotiating service contracts, and preparing significant and large purchase orders.
June 28, 2020 |
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