The Massachusetts judiciary has abandoned a proposal to fill law clerk jobs with newly hired private lawyers whose firms have pushed back their start dates because of the recession. A spokeswoman for the judicial system tells The Boston Globe that Robert Mulligan, chief justice for administration and management of the trial courts, rejected the proposal after receiving a written opinion from the state Ethics Commission and talking to some high-ranking judges.
Massachusetts Drops Clerk Work Proposal for Deferred Associates
The Associated Press
September 1, 2009