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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:A few Bronx offers went out.



do you mean the few offers that went out this semester, or did you get one today?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone who has done the Maryland OPD final panel shed some light on what kind of questions are asked? Is there a scenario?


Also interested in this. Anyone have any insights?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:06 pm

Bronx Defenders reached out to at least one of my references today for anyone looking for an update.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:49 pm

I'm headed to Mecklenburg PD for an internship this upcoming summer - is anyone here a past intern and willing to share advice/feedback from their experience at this office?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:54 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone who has done the Maryland OPD final panel shed some light on what kind of questions are asked? Is there a scenario?


Also interested in this. Anyone have any insights?


No scenarios. Nothing you should be unprepared for.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:59 am

I just received my offer from Bronx Defenders! Offer came by phone.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:55 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone who has done the Maryland OPD final panel shed some light on what kind of questions are asked? Is there a scenario?


Also interested in this. Anyone have any insights?


No scenarios. Nothing you should be unprepared for.

Is it more or less a retread of the first stage interview with personality/interest-based questions? Or do they delve into hypos? Any specifics would be a great help.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I just received my offer from Bronx Defenders! Offer came by phone.


Congrats! Did you leverage another offer with them?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:56 pm

Congrats! Did you leverage another offer with them?


They wanted to know my answer quickly. They asked if I could let them know by today, but I pushed it to next Wednesday because I had Law Department final round scheduled for Tuesday. I got in touch with Legal Aid to let them know of the offer and see if they might be able to expedite the final round and offer for me (interned there last summer), but they told me it is still far too early in their process to make arrangements for any offers to be made this early.

In light of that, and the fact that I don’t really want to do prosecutorial work if I don’t have to, I cancelled my Law Department interview and accepted Bronx.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:10 pm

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Congrats! Did you leverage another offer with them?


They wanted to know my answer quickly. They asked if I could let them know by today, but I pushed it to next Wednesday because I had Law Department final round scheduled for Tuesday. I got in touch with Legal Aid to let them know of the offer and see if they might be able to expedite the final round and offer for me (interned there last summer), but they told me it is still far too early in their process to make arrangements for any offers to be made this early.

In light of that, and the fact that I don’t really want to do prosecutorial work if I don’t have to, I cancelled my Law Department interview and accepted Bronx.


Again, congrats! I meant did you tell Bronx you had other offers, or they just offered it straight out? Shame about Legal Aid though...

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:21 pm

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Congrats! Did you leverage another offer with them?


They wanted to know my answer quickly. They asked if I could let them know by today, but I pushed it to next Wednesday because I had Law Department final round scheduled for Tuesday. I got in touch with Legal Aid to let them know of the offer and see if they might be able to expedite the final round and offer for me (interned there last summer), but they told me it is still far too early in their process to make arrangements for any offers to be made this early.

In light of that, and the fact that I don’t really want to do prosecutorial work if I don’t have to, I cancelled my Law Department interview and accepted Bronx.


Again, congrats! I meant did you tell Bronx you had other offers, or they just offered it straight out? Shame about Legal Aid though...


Oops! Sorry! No, I didn't. And thank you!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:32 pm

Recently accepted offer with CO! Thanks to everyone in this thread who provided info, it was super helpful. No EJW/No Internship with CO.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Recently accepted offer with CO! Thanks to everyone in this thread who provided info, it was super helpful. No EJW/No Internship with CO.


Congratulations! Thanks for sharing ITT. Great office, so you should be excited.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm headed to Mecklenburg PD for an internship this upcoming summer - is anyone here a past intern and willing to share advice/feedback from their experience at this office?


Assuming you mean Charlotte area, my sense from people I've talked to who interned or work/ed there is that the office is hella strong, but that advancement is slow (i.e., that you could be defending misdemeanors for 3-5 years after starting). I think that could be a good sign, if it means that people just like working there a lot and don't leave. I know they don't always hire their interns because some of their recent interns went elsewhere. It's a highly respected office, though, and pretty well resourced for the region. The have a Gideon's tie and recruit from top schools. Charlotte's a great place to live, as well. It's a young professionals' city--lots of night life, lots of growth, many great neighborhoods to choose from. Expensive for the region, but still much more affordable than other big cities.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:Recently accepted offer with CO! Thanks to everyone in this thread who provided info, it was super helpful. No EJW/No Internship with CO.


Me too! No internship as well. I'm excited about starting.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:28 pm

Anybody hear back from BDS for their final rounds? Or are they not at that stage yet?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:41 pm

Also is Philly done hiring its class?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:46 pm

Rejected from Maryland. First round: EJW. Second round: December. The letter said to let them know in March if I'm still interested. More offers may end up going out.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Rejected from Maryland. First round: EJW. Second round: December. The letter said to let them know in March if I'm still interested. More offers may end up going out.


My rejection letter did not have the let them know in March so that's something for you!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone who has done the Maryland OPD final panel shed some light on what kind of questions are asked? Is there a scenario?


Also interested in this. Anyone have any insights?


No scenarios. Nothing you should be unprepared for.

Is it more or less a retread of the first stage interview with personality/interest-based questions? Or do they delve into hypos? Any specifics would be a great help.


Hope your interview went well!

Does anyone know how many Maryland are looking to hire with this Spring 2018 class?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:50 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone who has done the Maryland OPD final panel shed some light on what kind of questions are asked? Is there a scenario?


Also interested in this. Anyone have any insights?


No scenarios. Nothing you should be unprepared for.

Is it more or less a retread of the first stage interview with personality/interest-based questions? Or do they delve into hypos? Any specifics would be a great help.


Hope your interview went well!

Does anyone know how many Maryland are looking to hire with this Spring 2018 class?

Same to you! I’d also like to know the answer to this. All I know is that they said they’d be interviewing people through mid February and to expect an answer around then. Which, given the late February start date, seems like a very fast turnaround.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:23 pm

Same to you! I’d also like to know the answer to this. All I know is that they said they’d be interviewing people through mid February and to expect an answer around then. Which, given the late February start date, seems like a very fast turnaround.


Oof. I hope we hear before then - that is quite a quick turnaround!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby RCSOB657 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:30 am

Anyone here actually apply with New Mexico and gotten an offer or interview?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:56 pm

Has anyone who accepted an offer from Colorado received any further information from them?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone who accepted an offer from Colorado received any further information from them?


Just a brief reply email to my follow-up email. What kind of information are you looking for? I don't think much more will come until late in the spring or early summer.



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