A Day in the Life of a Circuit Judge

James is a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, a territory that includes Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Writing opinions on up to 200 cases per year, James walks us through the process of a typical appeal, from reviewing briefs with his clerks and hearing oral arguments to discussing the case with the other two Circuit Judges and finally writing his opinion.

Want to learn more about James? Watch this informational interview where he discusses his role, the loves and challenges of his work, and how you can prepare for a career in this field. 

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By Shannon Desmond
Shannon Desmond Senior Client Support Lead