Author Archives: Reuben Amaro

Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Chestney – San Antonio, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a term law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Chestney. The term law clerk assists the magistrate judge with the civil docket by preparing the judge for hearings, researching legal issues, and drafting initial drafts of orders and reports and recommendations. The term law clerk also supports the magistrate judge with the criminal docket by managing warrant and other requests from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and by researching criminal law and Continue reading →

Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Leon Schydlower – El Paso, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is seeking applicants for a Term Judicial Law Clerk position to support a Magistrate Judge in the El Paso Office. The law clerk’s primary responsibility is to assist the magistrate judge in actively managing the civil docket, ensuring that cases reach trial or settlement through efficient discovery and motion practice. The law clerk also supports the magistrate judge in their criminal duties by providing research and drafting on criminal law and procedure issues as Continue reading →

Pardons for Marijuana Possession Offenses

On October 6, 2022, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation that pardons federal convictions for simple marijuana possession offenses. The proclamation applies only to federal convictions, including D.C. Code offenses, and does not apply to convictions under state or local law. Under President Biden’s proclamation, individuals with qualifying convictions are fully and completely pardoned for their marijuana possession offense. The pardon applies only to the qualifying offense of simple possession of marijuana and not to any other offense(s) for which the individual has been charged Continue reading →

Holiday Office Closures

Orders have been entered regarding office closures during the upcoming holiday season. These orders effect the U.S. District Court, U.S. Magistrate Court, U.S. District Clerk’s Office, Executive Offices of the Clerk, U.S. Probation Office, U.S. Pretrial Services Office and the Federal Public Defender. To get more information about the closures, you can find the orders under the Court Info menu and then click on Court Holidays.

Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad – San Antonio, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a term law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad. The term law clerk assists the magistrate judge with the civil docket by preparing and assisting the judge in connection with hearings and trials, researching legal issues, and drafting initial drafts of orders and reports and recommendations. The term law clerk also supports the magistrate judge with the criminal docket by managing warrants and other requests from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Continue reading →

Public Notice for Appointment of New United States Magistrate Judge in Sherman, Texas

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Texas at Sherman. The completed application must be submitted as a single pdf via e-mail by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, September 16, 2022, to the following email address: hr@txed.uscourts.gov. Please reference Sherman Magistrate Judge Application in the subject line. PUBLIC NOTICE FOR APPOINTMENT OF NEW UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE IN SHERMAN, TEXAS EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS APPLICATION FOR UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Continue reading →

Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Farrer – San Antonio, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a term law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Farrer. The term law clerk assists the magistrate judge with the civil docket by preparing and assisting the judge in connection with hearings and trials, researching legal issues, and drafting initial drafts of orders and reports and recommendations. The term law clerk also supports the magistrate judge with the criminal docket by managing warrants and other requests from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Continue reading →

CM/ECF will be unavailable during NextGen Conversion

In preparation for our NextGen conversion, be aware that CM/ECF will be unavailable beginning Thursday, July 28th at 6:00pm (CT) through Monday, August 1st at 8:00am (CT). All divisional offices will remain open for business on Friday. Should you have a FILING EMERGENCY, please contact the CM/ECF Help Desk at txwd_ecf_help@txwd.uscourts.gov.