CDCA (Crim) vs. SF Public Defender: Have to Choose by Weds!

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CDCA (Crim) vs. SF Public Defender: Have to Choose by Weds!

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:05 pm

1. Fairly sure I'd love jobs equally (talked to people who have worked at each)
2. No preference b/w LA and SF
3. Staying in SF = living for free with parents
4. I'm not financially hurting or anything, but not rich either (paying for law schools with full loans)
5. School: SLS
6. Goal: Top-notch biglaw
7. How dead-set on goal: very (i.e. though I wouldn't incur the cost if it would improve my chances at, say, a V10 by, say, 1%, I would do it if it would result in a somewhat more significant effect)

Question: Is the difference in prestige worth the cost? For people who have gone through the process, how much of a difference would something like this have?

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Re: CDCA (Crim) vs. SF Public Defender: Have to Choose by Weds!

Postby sfdreaming09 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:19 am

From what I understand, if you're dead-set on firms (i.e., not a chance you'll change your mind by the time you graduate or even a few years following grad), then it really doesnt matter, so, all else being equal, go for the PD.

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Re: CDCA (Crim) vs. SF Public Defender: Have to Choose by Weds!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:13 pm

Anybody else? I only have 3 days to decide and I'm completely undecided.

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Re: CDCA (Crim) vs. SF Public Defender: Have to Choose by Weds!

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:23 pm

What exactly is CDCA?

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Re: CDCA (Crim) vs. SF Public Defender: Have to Choose by Weds!

Postby Patriot1208 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What exactly is CDCA?


I'm assuming it's the equivalent of LA's DA office.

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Re: CDCA (Crim) vs. SF Public Defender: Have to Choose by Weds!

Postby sfdreaming09 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:07 pm

No he/she means U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of CA

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Re: CDCA (Crim) vs. SF Public Defender: Have to Choose by Weds!

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:16 pm

sfdreaming09 wrote:No he/she means U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of CA

I stand corrected.




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