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The OSCAR Program Office will perform system archiving to prepare for law clerk and appellate staff attorney hiring in 2021. This is usually done once a year to make room for new applicants, positions, and applications--and to help the site run faster. Due to the release of NextGen OSCAR, the system has not been archived since 2018, so the number of accounts, positions, and applications to be archived or deleted will be larger than usual. Here is how it works.

When Does System Archiving Start?

System archiving will begin on January 18, 2021, so you have plenty of time to prepare. Archiving will occur in four sessions, and the OSCAR system will be fully functional during each of these sessions, with no downtime for users.

What Happens During System Archiving?

Over the four archiving sessions, the OSCAR Program Office will:

  • Delete existing archived and unused accounts (except for judge and staff attorney office accounts) and applications,
  • Delete email messages sent through OSCAR prior to January 1, 2019,
  • Archive accounts that have not registered activity over the past year, and
  • Archive positions that were listed as filled or expired as of June 30, 2020 along with their associated applications. Note: Archived applications will still be accessible to judges and staff attorney offices.

More Information

The OSCAR Program Office recently sent direct communication to all participating judges, staff attorney offices, court unit administrators, and law school administrators. These communications included detailed archiving timelines, instructions on downloading information and running reports, and illustrated infographics detailing the archiving process.

If you have questions, please contact the OSCAR Progam Office directly at (866) 666-2120 or

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