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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:38 pm

Have there been any more rejections from LAS or BxD? Has anyone heard from NDS?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:03 pm

Does anyone know about Cook County PD? I imagine they have a big office, but I don't hear anything about them, and my school's career office has no idea/connections about the office

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:10 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:NJ has already interviewed some people and made offers to at least one I know.

Yes NJ has made a few offers already.


Did the people have clerkship experience? At OCI at my school everyone was essentially told "Unless you're top 5% or unless you clerk post-grad, we're not looking"... Which begged the question from everyone "why the hell did they come to an OCI?"

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:27 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:NJ has already interviewed some people and made offers to at least one I know.

Yes NJ has made a few offers already.


Did the people have clerkship experience? At OCI at my school everyone was essentially told "Unless you're top 5% or unless you clerk post-grad, we're not looking"... Which begged the question from everyone "why the hell did they come to an OCI?"


I'm a former NJOPD intern/currently clerking in the state. They do OCI as a way of getting their name out to prospective hires and so they can recruit interns.

At our orientation in Trenton, we were told with a heavy wink and nod that the 2L internship is critically important if we were going to be applying for a job with them post-bar. I talked to the deputy of the county I worked in, and they basically told me that the NJOPD pretty much only hires three types of folks: (1) former NJOPD interns who go on to clerk in the state and do a good interview, (2) T14ers with top stats, and (3) lateral hires with special trial or appellate skills.

From what I understand, they've already made offers to the T14-types for this round of hiring, and they're about to start interviewing former interns/current clerks in January/February.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a former NJOPD intern/currently clerking in the state. They do OCI as a way of getting their name out to prospective hires and so they can recruit interns.

At our orientation in Trenton, we were told with a heavy wink and nod that the 2L internship is critically important if we were going to be applying for a job with them post-bar. I talked to the deputy of the county I worked in, and they basically told me that the NJOPD pretty much only hires three types of folks: (1) former NJOPD interns who go on to clerk in the state and do a good interview, (2) T14ers with top stats, and (3) lateral hires with special trial or appellate skills.

From what I understand, they've already made offers to the T14-types for this round of hiring, and they're about to start interviewing former interns/current clerks in January/February.


Thanks so much for that great (horrible (in the news sense)) answer!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:19 pm

Has NHPD made any offers yet?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby ajrm116 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know about Cook County PD? I imagine they have a big office, but I don't hear anything about them, and my school's career office has no idea/connections about the office


Why in the world would you want to be a government employee in Illinois?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know about Cook County PD? I imagine they have a big office, but I don't hear anything about them, and my school's career office has no idea/connections about the office


I know a lot of good attorneys that work there. They are a good office, but they don't interview or hire pre-bar, so they lose out on a lot of good applicants.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:12 pm

Can anyone who has worked at the Colorado State Public Defender give me your thoughts on it? I'd love to know more about office culture, what the caseloads look like, how long people tend to stay there, etc. I have an offer and I'm still really unsure about what to do. Any advice/information is appreciated!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby eav1277 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:53 pm

To the last anon. If interested in learning more about Colorado PD. Please feel free to pm.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:02 pm

I hope Miami doesn't make all their offers because I have a panel coming up in Feb.

Any tips for MD panel?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:34 pm

I don't think anyone's said anything about this yet but how does BxD send out rejections? Snail mail? Email? Call?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't think anyone's said anything about this yet but how does BxD send out rejections? Snail mail? Email? Call?


From what I heard the first ones were through email.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:47 pm

any movement from offices this week?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby beysho » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:56 pm

Has anyone heard anything from the Maryland OPD to date?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby mazatec » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:44 pm

Any movement from Philly?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:10 pm

mazatec wrote:Any movement from Philly?

They're just now finishing their interviews/hiring for their Spring class, the first they've done in a long time. Word I have from someone who works there is that they're supposed to start Fall class interview requests next week.

I got a call in late November/early December asking which class I had applied for, so they were at least sorting applications back then.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:33 pm

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mazatec wrote:Any movement from Philly?

They're just now finishing their interviews/hiring for their Spring class, the first they've done in a long time. Word I have from someone who works there is that they're supposed to start Fall class interview requests next week.

I got a call in late November/early December asking which class I had applied for, so they were at least sorting applications back then.


Thank you for the info

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:33 am

beysho wrote:Has anyone heard anything from the Maryland OPD to date?


panel interviews happened this week.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:21 pm

anyone hear from new orleans?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone hear from new orleans?

They called me for a final interview about a month ago.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone hear from new orleans?

They called me for a final interview about a month ago.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby beysho » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
beysho wrote:Has anyone heard anything from the Maryland OPD to date?


panel interviews happened this week.


Thanks. Do you know what their typical process is like?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:26 pm

beysho wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
beysho wrote:Has anyone heard anything from the Maryland OPD to date?


panel interviews happened this week.


Thanks. Do you know what their typical process is like?


They have screener interviews and then final round (panel) interviews with the leadership from the counties that they are considering you for. The interview is basically why PD... relevant experience... then different practical questions like how you relate to clients, how you prepare, etc. etc. I know some offers for the spring class are out already.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:00 pm

Is anyone applying to appellate positions? If so, have you heard anything from OAD?




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