United States District Court Careers and Employment

What is it like to work at United States District Court?

4.1Work/Life Balance
3.9Job Security/Advancement
Challenging work that promotes autonomy and responsibility
Written by Staff Attorney (Current Employee) from Pennsylvania on January 16, 2019
As a staff attorney, I am given the responsibility of managing a large and diverse caseload, and have autonomy to prioritize my casework without constant oversight. I spend most of my time reviewing case filings, researching applicable law, and writing opinions and orders for the judge's signature. This has honed both my writing and my organizational - more... skills. The office environment is congenial and team-oriented. The hardest part of my job is meeting deadlines when I have several opinions due by a certain date. This is also the most enjoyable aspect of the job for me, because I love to be chall ... - less
ProsAutonomy; Challenging and diverse casework
ConsConstant sitting in front of computer
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