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Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:55 pm

I just got an offer working for the summer legal internship at the Brooklyn DA's office. Has anyone ever participated in this program? Was it a good experience? Which are the best bureaus to be assigned to? When will we get more information? I read an article from 2009 saying that they gave too many offers that year. Any idea if this was changed in 2010?

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Re: Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Postby fkaKingsCollege » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:09 pm

Also got an offer and wondering the same thing; however, I never interviewed with them, but was offered through email out of the blue. Is this normal for the Brooklyn DA?

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Re: Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:50 pm

Run away. They are univerally considered the worst among NYC prosecutors offices. They are top heavy and cannot manage a budget. In order to deal with the utter disarray that causes down the line, the pigeon-hole everyone, from interns to 5th year ADAs, into mechanical roles. Intern there, and you may be drafting boilerplate complaints by yourself in a cubicle for 10 weeks. Or you might just make excel spreadsheets of search warrants. It's truly a terrible place to work, and their no-interview e-mail-only hiring process reflects their office well.

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Re: Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:31 pm

I worked there in Summer 2010. I did not like my experience there. I find the program too large. I found it unfriendly towards interns - many ADAs were great but some just blew. Expect a lot of running to criminal court and writing useless memos. One plus is that employers seemed to really like it at OCI. It is also in a lovely area.

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Re: Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Postby FalafelWaffle » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I worked there in Summer 2010. I did not like my experience there. I find the program too large. I found it unfriendly towards interns - many ADAs were great but some just blew. Expect a lot of running to criminal court and writing useless memos. One plus is that employers seemed to really like it at OCI. It is also in a lovely area.


Hey if employers love it, I guess that's got to count for something...

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Re: Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:51 pm

Heard the same thing, which is why I didn't apply to that office. Any info on the timeline for the other offices: Bronx, Queens (maybe even Nassau or Suffolk counties)? Any offers/interviews there?

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Re: Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Heard the same thing, which is why I didn't apply to that office. Any info on the timeline for the other offices: Bronx, Queens (maybe even Nassau or Suffolk counties)? Any offers/interviews there?


Bump. Would like to know about those offices as well.

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Re: Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:32 pm

I know Queens already interviewed a couple of people I spoke with so I just assume I missed the boat there.

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Re: Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

Postby Core » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:34 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:I know Queens already interviewed a couple of people I spoke with so I just assume I missed the boat there.

Really? I was told they are just beginning reviewing resumes this week. Maybe what I heard was only for 1L applicants...




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