January Resource of the Month - Almanac of the Federal Judiciary

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What is the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary?

The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary is an electronic database containing profiles of every current federal judge as well as many magistrate, bankruptcy, former, and inactive judges. Profiles include contact information, professional and academic history, publications, media coverage, noteworthy rulings, and anonymous evaluations from practicing lawyers. Profiles also provide links to the judge’s Senate biographical questionnaire responses and financial disclosure reports.

How do I access the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary?

You can access the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary directly from this link or search for it in Database Finder: Law.

How do I use the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary?

The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary allows full-text searching through the search bar at the top of the page. You can also use the advanced search feature to limit your search to a certain section of the judge’s profile (such as education or noteworthy cases). Terms and connectors searching is not supported, but you can place a phrase in quotation marks to search for the entire phrase.

The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary is one of the most popular and full-featured judicial directories available. Keep it in mind if you are researching judges for a potential clerkship or performing background research on a judge assigned to your case.

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