wbrother wrote:Unbelievably helpful! Though here at SC I know 3Ls with offers for LA and Fed PD?! They lying/counting unpaid volunteer positions as "offers"? Or are they just the exceptions that prove the rule?
I would imagine if they are talking about "offers" at LA, that they mean volunteering offers. LA literally does not have the budget to actually hire anyone who hasn't yet passed the bar, AFAIK.
For federal jobs though, it's perfectly possible they've secured offers, though the only fed PD offices in California that I have heard of that actually hire (as in pay money to) graduates who haven't passed the bar is one single office, San Diego Fed PD.
@tanicius am I way off base or isn't one of you parents at a pd office in MN? If so, that would be so awesome! Built in mentor that you can feel comfortable really asking tough questions to. That would be great. If not, still major congrats on the offer. As another california lover who took an offer elsewhere, I know its gonna be a struggle, but I think any employer will be happy to have us a couple years down the line when all the boomers retire. (AND there are a TON of boomer PDs in California, almost as bad as NYC)
Thanks dude. I know I'll enjoy Minneapolis a lot. Really, the question is how I'm going to convert my SoCal-born-and-raised SO, and whether, if she hates it there, I can eventually secure something in CA again. Time will tell -- for now, I'm just pumped to get a real caseload.