The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a term law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Chestney. The term law clerk assists the magistrate judge with the civil docket by preparing the judge for hearings, researching legal issues, and drafting initial drafts of orders and reports and recommendations.
51 Magistrates are not Article III judges. They are essentially deputy judges who handle overflow, warrants, discovery disputes, etc. BTW, IIRC (I mostly do state court stuff), the parties in a civil suit are entitled to an Article III judge unless they stip to a magistrate (though often a magistrate will be forced on them if only to hear the dispute and draft a report for the Article III ...
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