Eureka Magistrate Information
This court's courthouse in Eureka is staffed by a part-time
Magistrate Judge, Nandor Vadas. Judge Vadas lives and works in and around
Eureka, but also travels to San Francisco regularly to provide relief coverage
for criminal calendars, etc. Judge Vadas generally chooses one extern per
semester. The externship may be either full-time or part-time based on Judge
Vadas's calendar at the time. Applicants should indicate in their applications
whether they are interested in full-time or part-time.
Judge Vadas's extern is assigned a desk on the 15th floor of the courthouse at
450 Golden Gate Ave in San Francisco in one of the extern offices shared by
externs to other magistrate judges. The extern communicates with Judge Vadas by
phone and email and receives logistical support and advice from the law clerk to
one of the San Francisco-based magistrate judges. Judge Vadas's extern may also
choose to work at home if he/she wants to.
In the alternative, Judge Vadas's extern may work in Eureka. If an applicant
wishes to work in Eureka, he or she should so indicate in the application.
Judge Vadas will meet in person with the extern when in San Francisco —
typically two or three times in a typical extern term. Judge Vadas's extern
regularly attends the calendars of the other San Francisco magistrate judges.