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imisscollege
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questions about applying to DA's office 1L summer

Postby imisscollege » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:50 pm

For the specific DA's office I'm applying for, it asks if I'm applying to be an attorney, victim witness advocate, or nonlegal. Do I check attorney even though I haven't passed anything or been certified in anything?


Also, the deadline is Friday and I obviously don't have grades yet. Do I say grades are forthcoming or something and when I do get grades, how do I submit them?


And this specific office doesn't interview for the 1L summer position I guess. How do they decide, do you think?



Thanks in advance for the help.

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Re: questions about applying to DA's office 1L summer

Postby Voyager » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:57 pm

imisscollege wrote:For the specific DA's office I'm applying for, it asks if I'm applying to be an attorney, victim witness advocate, or nonlegal. Do I check attorney even though I haven't passed anything or been certified in anything?


Also, the deadline is Friday and I obviously don't have grades yet. Do I say grades are forthcoming or something and when I do get grades, how do I submit them?


And this specific office doesn't interview for the 1L summer position I guess. How do they decide, do you think?



Thanks in advance for the help.


Put down attorney

Add a line in your cover letter about grades being forthcoming

Decision probably based on grades, cover letter/resume/background. Make sure you stress public service, prosecution and a committment to JUSTICE (doing the right thing) over simply putting fuckers in jail.

Have you considered calling the office and asking about the grade issue and how to fill out the application? You should.

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Re: questions about applying to DA's office 1L summer

Postby imisscollege » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:03 pm

that was very helpful. Thank you.


One additional thing: I was an AmeriCorps VISTA and I spent a lot of time in the public schools and the situation/students indicated to me that much of what is preventing them from performing to their max potential is gang/drug type pressures outside of school rather than a lack of funding or competent teachers as many might think. Should I mention this in my cover letter? If so, how would you express it?

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Re: questions about applying to DA's office 1L summer

Postby Voyager » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:47 pm

imisscollege wrote:that was very helpful. Thank you.


One additional thing: I was an AmeriCorps VISTA and I spent a lot of time in the public schools and the situation/students indicated to me that much of what is preventing them from performing to their max potential is gang/drug type pressures outside of school rather than a lack of funding or competent teachers as many might think. Should I mention this in my cover letter? If so, how would you express it?


I'd use that to demonstrate a committment to public service/making everything better. Not sure about using the letter as a place to air your own theories...

imisscollege
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Re: questions about applying to DA's office 1L summer

Postby imisscollege » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:08 pm

yeah you're probably right




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