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myrockyourrock911
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DA's Office

Postby myrockyourrock911 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:21 am

What kind of activities should students interested in working for the DA participate in? Is hiring as grade-based as private sector employment? I go to MVPB - where should I aim, gradewise, to secure employment at a DA's office in a major city or nearby secondary market -i.e. Manhattan/Queens?

frost
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Re: DA's Office

Postby frost » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:09 pm

Manhattan prides itself in being one of the most selective DA's offices in the country - they get thousands of applications a year. Like any employer, grades are important, but dedication to public service and especially prosecution matters a lot more. You should participate in trial advocacy, any prosecution-related clinics, and definitely take crim pro and other relevant courses to show that your interest is genuine. I don't know too much about Manhattan but new ADAs in Queens usually are from lower ranked regional schools like SJU, Hofstra, NYLS, and Touro.

Leeroy Jenkins
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Re: DA's Office

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:13 pm

From what I hear it's grade based to the extent of your grades in classes important to being a DA (crim law, evidence, etc). Other things perhaps less so. There's a thread somewhere titled "ADA taking questions" or something, I'm sure it has a lot of helpful information.

Here we are: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=85874&hilit=district+attorney+taking+questions




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