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Reapplying to chambers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:56 pm
by Anonymous User
If you apply to a judge for one term, interview, and are rejected, is it ok to apply for a subsequent term? Im guessing people here will say "it depends" - in this case I was not invited to reapply, but received a rejection letter that basically said it was a close call and I could visit chambers should I be in this judge's city.

Re: Reapplying to chambers

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:08 pm
by GoneSouth
Anonymous User wrote:If you apply to a judge for one term, interview, and are rejected, is it ok to apply for a subsequent term? Im guessing people here will say "it depends" - in this case I was not invited to reapply, but received a rejection letter that basically said it was a close call and I could visit chambers should I be in this judge's city.


Since they specifically said it was a close call and invited you to visit chambers, I would apply again. It seems unlikely that the judge would do that if he/she had no interest in you.

Plus, the correct answer to "should I apply/reapply" is pretty much always yes, unless you've specifically been told not to. You have nothing to lose

Re: Reapplying to chambers

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:36 pm
by lavarman84
There's no harm in reapplying. Worst case scenario, you don't get another interview. I've heard from judges that they interviewed a person for one term, rejected them, and then hired them for a later term after they interviewed again.

Re: Reapplying to chambers

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:32 am
by flyoverlawclerk47
lavarman84 wrote:There's no harm in reapplying. Worst case scenario, you don't get another interview. I've heard from judges that they interviewed a person for one term, rejected them, and then hired them for a later term after they interviewed again.


This happened to me, so reapply.

Re: Reapplying to chambers

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:02 am
by HillandHollow
Anonymous User wrote:If you apply to a judge for one term, interview, and are rejected, is it ok to apply for a subsequent term? Im guessing people here will say "it depends" - in this case I was not invited to reapply, but received a rejection letter that basically said it was a close call and I could visit chambers should I be in this judge's city.


This happened to me and the second interview resulted in an offer. Re-apply for sure.