Friday, January 12, 2018

Federal Clerks, Confidentiality, and Revealing Harassment

The Federal Judicial Center has amended the Federal Law Clerk Handbook:


In a section of the clerk handbook that proclaimed “law clerks owe judges complete confidentiality as to case-related matters,” two boldfaced sentences were added:


“However, nothing in this handbook, or in the Code of Conduct, prevents a clerk, or any judiciary employee, from revealing misconduct, including sexual or other forms of harassment, by their judge or any person. Clerks are encouraged to bring such matters to the attention of an appropriate judge or other official.”


You can read more here at the Appellate Advocacy blog.


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