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Senior Judge Donald C. Pogue

Senior Judge Donald C. Pogue was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade (USCIT) by President Clinton in 1995, and became the court's Chief Judge on November 1, 2010. As Chief Judge, he also served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Judge Pogue took senior status and stepped down as Chief Judge on July 1, 2014.

Prior to becoming Chief Judge, he served as Chair of the Court's Long Range Planning Committee and of the Court's Budget Committee. He also chaired the Judicial Conference's Committee on the Administrative Office.

Before his appointment to the USCIT, Judge Pogue served as a Judge in Connecticut's Superior Court.

Prior to appointment to the Connecticut bench, Judge Pogue served as Chairman of Connecticut's Commission on Hospitals and Health Care, the public agency responsible for regulating Connecticut's health care industry. He was originally appointed as Commissioner by Governor O' Neill in 1989, and was named Chairman by Governor Weicker. Prior to joining the Commission, Judge Pogue practiced law in Connecticut for fifteen years with the firm of Kestell, Pogue, & Gould.

Judge Pogue is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College, with highest honors in government, and has done graduate work at the University of Essex, England. He holds a J.D. degree from the Yale Law School and a masters of philosophy from Yale University.

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Executive Assistant Elena Suero

Case Manager

Geoffrey Goell

Law Clerk Hiring Policy

One clerk is hired each year for a two-year clerkship commencing September. Please refer to Judge Pogue's entry on the Online System for Clerkship Application Review (OSCAR) for his current needs. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample. Law review or other writing experience, and experience or  interest in international trade are considered in ranking applicants. Travel for circuit court work required. 


The next law clerk opening is for the two-year term commencing September 2016.

Intern Vacancies

Senior Judge Donald C. Pogue accepts applications for the following annual internships: 

    1. Winter position: January - April (8-10 hours per week)* 
      - applications accepted from September to November 1st
    2. Summer positions: June - August (8-10 weeks, full-time)* 
      - applications accepted from November to February 1st

    3. Fall positions: September - December (8-10 weeks, full-time)*
      - applications accepted from May 1st to August 1st

    *All hours and start times are flexible 

Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter, a copy of a law school transcript, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Materials should be submitted directly by mail to: Chambers of Senior Judge Donald C. Pogue, U.S. Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0001. On the outside of the envelope, please write "Internship Application", or you can send it via e-mail to: DCP_Applicants@cit.uscourts.gov. Interns work directly for law clerks and all internships are unpaid positions.

Chambers' Contact:
Geoffrey Goell, Case Manager -



Last modified April 26, 2017