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State DOJ vs local DA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:02 pm

Hello all,

I'm a 1L at a T14. I want to be an ADA after graduation, hopefully an AUSA at some point down the line. I have offers from the state Attorney General's office and a very small local DA's office. Which would be the better experience if I ultimately want to be a DA? I feel that the former position is much more prestigious and better connected, and that the latter is more hands-on. But I also figure that if I really want to, I can probably extern at a DAs office later on.

Any advice?

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Re: State DOJ vs local DA

Postby TTH » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hello all,

I'm a 1L at a T14. I want to be an ADA after graduation, hopefully an AUSA at some point down the line. I have offers from the state Attorney General's office and a very small local DA's office. Which would be the better experience if I ultimately want to be a DA? I feel that the former position is much more prestigious and better connected, and that the latter is more hands-on. But I also figure that if I really want to, I can probably extern at a DAs office later on.

Any advice?


Everything I've heard about being a deputy AG is that it's not that great of an experience. You won't be handling a ton of criminal matters, maybe none depending on what section you're in. The pay's not great, and neither are the exit options. This all solely anecdotalbased on my conversations with some deputy AGs.

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Re: State DOJ vs local DA

Postby Grizz » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:11 pm

Go with DA, especially if they give preference to former interns for hiring.

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Re: State DOJ vs local DA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:15 pm

TTH wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hello all,

I'm a 1L at a T14. I want to be an ADA after graduation, hopefully an AUSA at some point down the line. I have offers from the state Attorney General's office and a very small local DA's office. Which would be the better experience if I ultimately want to be a DA? I feel that the former position is much more prestigious and better connected, and that the latter is more hands-on. But I also figure that if I really want to, I can probably extern at a DAs office later on.

Any advice?


Everything I've heard about being a deputy AG is that it's not that great of an experience. You won't be handling a ton of criminal matters, maybe none depending on what section you're in. The pay's not great, and neither are the exit options. This all solely anecdotalbased on my conversations with some deputy AGs.


My section would be entirely criminal, most of the work is appellate

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Re: State DOJ vs local DA

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:16 pm

rad law wrote:Go with DA, especially if they give preference to former interns for hiring.



They probably do, but this office is so small that I highly doubt I could end up with a job there (and I'm not sure I'd want to really)

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Re: State DOJ vs local DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:12 am

No one else has any input on this?




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