The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is the court of review for decisions by the district courts, bankruptcy courts, and federal agencies within the First Circuit, which includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico. The clerk of court is a statutory position and is appointed by the court.
The clerk supports the judges of the Court of Appeals, overseeing and leading the court's administrative and operational functions on a daily basis and resolving complex and sensitive issues as they arise. The Court of Appeals consists of six authorized circuit judges, four senior circuit judges, and approximately 28 clerk's office staff.
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