Judicial Externships

A list of approved past Judicial Externships with further information on their internal application process follows.


-STATE COURTS-

I. California Supreme Court

II. California Court of Appeals


III. Superior Court of California

 IV. California State Bar Court

-FEDERAL COURTS-

I. United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
San Francisco--State Headquarters/Northern District of California
Los Angeles--Southern District of California

II. United States District Court

A. Northern District
San Francisco
Oakland
San Jose

B. Central District
→ Los Angeles
→ Riverside
→ Santa Ana

C. Eastern District
→ Sacramento
→ Fresno
→ Yosemite
→ Redding
→ Bakersfield 

III. United States Bankruptcy Court

A. Northern District 
Oakland: Contra Costa & Alameda
San Francisco: San Francisco & San Mateo
San Jose: Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz
Santa Rosa: Del Norte, Humbolt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino & Somona

B. Central District 
→ Los Angeles
→ Riverside
→ Santa Ana 
San Fernando Valley
Northern 

IV. United States Department of Labor
Administrative Law Judges: San Francisco

V. United States Department of Homeland Security
Executive Office of Immigration Review

 

Please Note:
* Click on name for Biography
*Links lead to Court Webpage

California Supreme Court

Supreme Court of California 
350 McAllister Street, Room 1295
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 865-6500 | Fax: (415) 865-7183


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Justice

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice

Neil Gupta (P) CR,

 

Does accept externs.
Honorable Marvin Baxter, Associate Justice Rick Seitz (P) CR, T, W

 

Must have completed 4 semesters before applying. Writing Sample < 10 pages. Demonstrated ability in legal writing and analysis weighs heavily in evaluating a candidate.
Honorable Ming Chin, Associate Justice
Donna Chew (P)

 

CR, T, W

 

 
Honorable Carol Corrigan, Associate Justice

--

--

Does not accept interns.
Honorable Joyce Kennard, Associate Justice
John Murphy (P)

 

CR, T, W

 

Transcript can be unofficial.

 

Honorable Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice 

Pat Sheehan, pat.sheehan@jud.ca.gov, Assistant

CR, T, W

Submit hard copy or electronic submission to assistant.  Writing Sample 5-10 pages.  Considering summer extern applicants after December 1. 
Honorable Kathryn Werdegar, Associate Justice Greg Curtis (P) CR, T, W

 

 


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California Court of Appeals

First Appellate District

350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 865-7300 | Fax: (415) 865-7209

 


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)

Division One

Justice

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable James J. Marchiano, Presiding Justice

CR, L

 

Honorable Sandra Margulies, Associate Justice

--

 

 
Honorable Robert L. Dondero, Associate Justice      
Honorable Kathleen M. Banke, Associate Justice      


Division Two

 

Justice

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable J. Anthony Kline, Presiding Justice

 

CR, T, W, L

 

Honorable Paul R. Haerle, Associate Justice
Himself CR, T, W, L

 

Honorable James Lambden, Associate Justice
Himself CR, W, L  
Honorable James Richman, Associate Justice

--

 

 


Division Three

Justice

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable William McGuiness, Admin. Presiding Justice

--

 

 
Honorable Martin Jenkins, Associate Judge

 

--

 

 
Honorable Stuart Pollack, Associate Justice
Himself CR, T, W, L

 

Honorable Peter J. Siggins, Associate Justice

CR, T, L  


Division Four

Justice

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Ignazio J. Ruvolo, Presiding Justice

--

CR, T, W, L Requires completion of 4 semesters (2 years) before applying.

 

Honorable Timothy Reardon, Associate Justice

--

CR, T, W, L Requires completion of 2 semesters (1 year) before applying.

 

Honorable Maria Rivera, Associate Justice

--

CR, T, W, L Requires completion of 4 semesters (2 years) before applying. No Summer positions

 

Honorable Patricia Sepulveda, Associate Justice

--

CR, T, W, L

 


Division Five

Justice

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Barbara Jones, Presiding Justice

--

 

 
Honorable Henry E. Needham, Jr, Associate Justice

--

 

 
Honorable Mark Simons , Associate Justice

--

CR, T, W, L  
Honorable Terence L. Bruiniers, Associate Justice      


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Second Appellate District

Divisions 1 - 5, 7 & 8
Ronald Reagan State Building 300 S. Spring Street 2nd Floor, North Tower
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Division 6
Court Place 200 East Santa Clara StreetVentura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 641-4700 

 

Third Appellate District

900 N Street, Room 400
Sacramento, CA 95814-4869
Phone:(916) 654-0209

 


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Justice

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Vance W. Raye, Presiding Justice

--

 

 
Honorable Cole Blease, Associate Justice

--    
Honorable M. Kathleen Butz, Associate Justice

--    
Honorable Louis Mauro, Associate Justice

--

 

 
Honorable Harry Hull, Associate Justice

--    
Honorable William J. Murray, Jr., Associate Justice
--    
Honorable George Nicholson, Associate Justice

--

   
Honorable Ronald B. Robie, Associate Justice

--    
Honorable Elena J. Duarte, Associate Justice

--    
Honorable Andrea Lynn Hoch, Associate Justice

--    


Fourth Appellate District

4th District Division 1
750 B Street, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101
Clerk's Office: (619) 744-0760 

4th District Division 2
23389 Twelfth Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 782-2500

4th District Division 3
3601 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Clerk's Office: (714) 571-2600

 

Fifth Appellate District

2424 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Clerk's Office: (559) 445-5491

Sixth Appellate District

333 W. Santa Clara Street., Suite 1060
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 277-1004 


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Justice

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Conrad Rushing, Presiding Justice

--

 

Does not accept externs.
Honorable Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian, Associate Justice
--   Does not accept externs.
Honorable Wendy Clark Duffy, Associate Justice
--   Does not accept externs.
Honorable Franklin Elia, Associate Justice

--

 

Does not accept externs.
Honorable Nathan Mihara, Associate Justice
--   Does not accept externs.
Honorable Eugene Premo , Associate Justice

--

 

Does not accept externs.



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Superior Court of California

County of Alameda

County of San Francisco

For a list of Judges, please visit: http://http://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=2511

California State Bar Court

180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 538-2050

 


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Judge

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Joann M. Remke, Presiding Judge

--

 

 
Honorable Judith A. Epstein, Review Judge --    
Honorable Catherine D. Purcell, Review Judge

--

 

 
Honorable Patrice E. McElroy, Hearing Judge --    
Honorable Lucy Armendariz, Hearing Judge --    

 


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FEDERAL COURTS


United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

San Francisco--State Headquarters/ Northern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals Building
95 - 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 355-8000 | Clerk: (415) 865-6500


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Justice

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable James Browning, Sr. Circuit Judge

 

 

Does not accept externs.

 

Honorable John Noonan , Sr. Circuit Judge
Himself CR, T  
Honorable Carlos Bea, Circuit Judge
Himself

 

 
Honorable Marsha Berzon, Circuit Judge
Therese Barquet (P)    
Honorable William Fletcher, Circuit Judge

  Does not accept externs.

 

 

Los Angeles--Southern District of California


 

Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Justice

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Stephen Roy Reinhardt, Circuit Judge
     

 

 

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United States District Courts

Northern District of California

San Francisco

450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3483
Phone: (415) 522-2000


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Judge

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable James Ware, Chief Judge
C, R, T, W,  List of 3 references. Spring Deadlines in August.
Honorable Samuel Conti, Senior District Judge   CR, T, W
Honorable Thelton Henderson, Senior District Judge   CR, T, W
Honorable Edward M. Chen, Senior District Judge   CR, T, W
Honorable William Alsup, District Judge   CR, T, W
Honorable Charles Breyer, District Judge
CR, T, W
Honorable Maxine Chesney, Senior District Judge   CR, T, W
Honorable Susan Illston, District Judge   CR, T, W
Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel, Senior District Judge
CR, T, W
Honorable Richard Seeborg, District Judge      
Honorable Jeffrey White, District Judge
CR, T, W
Honorable Maria-Elena James, Chief U.S. Magistrate   CR, T, W
Honorable Jacqueline Scott Corley, U.S.Magistrate   CR, T, W
Honorable Elizabeth Laporte, U.S. Magistrate   CR, T, W
Honorable Nathanael M. Cousins, U.S. Magistrate      
Honorable Joseph Spero, U.S. Magistrate   CR, T, W
Honorable Bernard Zimmerman, U.S. Magistrate   CR, T, W
Pro Se Department Luis Hernandez CR, T, W


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Oakland

1301 Clay Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612-5212
Phone: (510) 637-3530


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Judge

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Delwen Lowell Jensen, Senior District Judge   CR, T, W  
Honorable Sandra B. Armstrong, District Judge   CR, T, W  
Honorable Claudia Wilken, District Judge Ms. Ronnie Hersler (P) CR, T, W  
Honorable Phyllis Hamilton, District Judge Wendy Hill (P) (510) 637-1291 CR, T, W
Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler Lashanda Scott    
Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu Ivy Garcia    


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San Jose

280 South 1st. Street, #2112
San Jose, CA 95113-3008
Phone: (408) 535-5363


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Judge

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Edward J. Davila, District Judge      
Honorable Jeremy Fogel, District Judge   CR, T, W  
Honorable Lucy Koh, District Judge      
Honorable Ronald Whyte, District Judge   CR, T, W  
Honorable Howard Lloyd, U.S. Magistrate   CR, T, W  
Honorable Paul Singh Grewal, U.S. Magistrate   CR, T, W  


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Central District of California


To view a list of Judges for the Central District, please visit:
http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/CACD/Judgereq.nsf/FAQs+about+Judges%27+procedures+and+schedules?OpenView

Western Division - Los Angeles

Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 894-1565 or (213) 894-2215

Spring Street Courthouse
312 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 894-1565 or (213) 894-2215

Eastern Division - Riverside

3470 Twelfth Steet
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 328-4450

Southen Division - Santa Ana

411 West Fourth Street, Room 1053
Santa Ana, CA 92701-4516
(714) 338-4750

 

 

Eastern District of California

Sacramento

501 I Street, Suite. 4-200
Sacremento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 930-4000

To view a list of Judges, please visit:
http://www.caed.uscourts.gov/caed/staticOther/page_498.htm
Please note: Magistrate Judge Dale Drozd is not hiring externs as of Spring 2012.      

Fresno

2500 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 499-5600

To view a list of Judges, please visit:
http://www.caed.uscourts.gov/caed/staticOther/page_628.htm

Yosemite

90004 Castle Cliffs Court
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone: (209) 372-0320

Redding

2986 Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA 96002
Phone: (530) 246-5416

To view a list of a Judges, please visit:
http://www.caed.uscourts.gov/caed/staticOther/page_771.htm

Bakersfield

United States Bankruptucy Court
1300 18th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 326-6620

To view a list of Judges, please visit:
http://www.caed.uscourts.gov/caed/staticOther/page_1682.htm

 

 

United States Bankruptcy Court

Northern District of California

Oakland Division

[Alameda & Contra Costa Counties]
1300 Clay Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 879-3600


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Judge

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable  Roger Efremsky, Judge

CR, T  
Honorable M. Elaine Hammond, Judge

CR, T, W
Honorable William Fafferty III, Judge

C, R  


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San Francisco Division

[San Francisco & San Mateo Counties]
235 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 268-2300


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Judge

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honable Dennis Montali, Judge

Peggy Brister (P)
(415)268-2320
CR, T, W  
Honorable Thomas Carlson, Judge

Jane Galvani (P)
(415) 268-2367
  Does not accept externs.

 


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San Jose Division

[Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties]
280 South 1st Street, Suite 3035
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-5118

 


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Judge

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Arthur Weissbrodt, Judge    CR, T, W    
Honorable Stephen Johnson, Judge


Honorable Charles Novack, Judge


 

Santa Rosa Division

[Del Norte, Humbolt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino and Sonoma Counties]
99 South E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 547-5900

 

 Judge  Contact  App. Reqs.  Notes
 Honorable Alan Jaroslovsky, Chief
(707) 547-5900
     

 

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Central Division of California


Los Angeles Division
Phone: (213) 894-3118

Riverside Division
Phone: (951) 774-1000

Santa Ana Division
Phone: (714) 338-5300

San Fernando Valley Division
Phone: (818) 587-2900

Northern Division
Phone: (818) 587-2900

 

 

United States Department of Labor-Administrative Law Judges

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Administrative Law Judges
90 Seventh Street, Suite 4-800
San Francisco, CA 94103-1516
Phone: (415) 625-2200 | Fax: (415) 625-2201

 


Legend [P] - Permanent [T] - Temporary
Application Reqs. [CR] - Cover Letter & Resume [T] - Transcript

[W] - Writing Sample (<10 pgs) [L]– Letter of Recommendation (2)


Judge

Contact

App. Reqs.

Notes

Honorable Jennifer Gee, District Chief Judge

CR, T, W
Honorable Steven B. Berlin, Judge
  CR, T, W  
Honorable Richard Manuel Clark, Judge      
Honorable William R. Dorsey, Judge
  CR, T, W  
Honorable Russell D. Pulver, Judge
  CR, T, W  
Honorable Stephen W. Webster, Judge   CR, T, W  

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Executive Office of Immigration Review

Executive Office of Immigration Review
120 Montgomery Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 705-4415 | Fax (415) 705-4418

For information about Internship opportunities, please visit: http://www.justice.gov/06employment/06-3.html


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