A state court judge, Steven Jones, in Nevada, who was elected to the bench in 1992, was suspended from his position for allegedly defrauding investors out of $3 million. He was suspended with pay and will go to trial sometime next year.
His law clerks, if he had any, are likely hanging in the wind. It is possible they have been absorbed, so to speak, by other judges on the same court to finish their clerkship terms or that they started a deferred law firm position a little early. It is also possible that they are joining the ranks of the unemployed J.D.s out there who are in desperate search of a full-time position. When judges are suspended from the bench or otherwise shown the door, they leave more than their reputations in their wake.