The Judicial Conference has voted to head off the pricey trend of federal judges stacking their chambers with multiple long-haul clerks. The new rule: One judge, one career law clerk. Chief Judge Thomas Hogan, chairman of the conference's executive committee, told reporters that millions of dollars would be saved in the next decade by managing the career clerk population. There are currently 291 career clerks, each with an annual salary of some $100,000, in chambers where another career clerk is employed.
Judicial Conference Votes to Curb Career Clerks
September 19, 2007