Today the chambers staff for Fall 2006 became complete, with the arrival of Extern #3. Because the judge, her secretary, her courtroom deputy, my co-clerk, and Externs #1 and #2 are all older than I am, I was hoping that Extern #3 would be younger than me, so I wouldn't have to be the youngest person in chambers. No luck, alas. Extern #3 is two years older than I am.
So I guess I can add another office title to my ever-increasing list. For those keeping score at home, here are the titles my co-clerk and I have come up with for each other so far:
Senior Law Clerk
Admiral of Admiralty
The Smart One
Chief Science Officer*
Extern Captain First Class
The Funny One
I now feel perfectly entitled to use a Stewie voice whenever I feel like it.
* Nobody in chambers is enough of a Star Trek fan to understand this reference, and truth be told I wouldn't come up with it were it not for Meli. Although I do have a certain degree of innate Star Trek fluency arising from my formidable nerd-dom.