Help with capitalization

Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2014 06:55 pm
I am writing a legal paper and was wondering if I should capitalize "judge" and "judge's intern" Throughout the paper, I refer to the judge as "Judge" and the intern as "Judge's Intern". I was wondering since I am referring to the judge by the title "judge" and to the intern with the title "judge's intern" if i should capitalize them or not.
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2014 07:02 pm
I would only capitalize judge if it was used as a title in a phrase, e. g. Judge Lerner, Judge Learned Hand, etc.

And in the United States, this 'judge's intern' you're writing about it a lot more likely to be known as a law clerk. And not capitalized; it is not a title. You would write Judge Learned Hand's law clerk, Jane Smith. And then afterwards just Ms. Smith when referring to her.
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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2014 01:03 am
Yes, you should capitalize them.
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Mika Anna
Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2014 10:14 am
I talked with the judge; I talked with Judge. Likewise, I talked with the judge's intern; I talked with Judge's intern. I suppose you could capitalize "intern", but I think it's right if you don't. I don't think I would.
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