One of my friends just finished his clerkship for a federal appellate judge, and is, even as I post, packing up his apartment and heading back to the East Coast, where he will make enough money to pay back his law school loans.
So I'll ask any readers who have worked as a clerk, at any level, what they wish they had known when they started the job. What would you do differently? What mistakes did you make? What were your favorite parts of the job, and how would you recommend I ensure I have those experiences as well? If there are any prompts I have not entered, feel free to substitute your own. I crave general advice. I understand that some of this will be judge-dependent, or job-dependent if you're work is for a different court. But I appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks.