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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:28 pm

I'm the poster from above. Yes, I'm at the final interview though it is with Tina Luongo and not Seymour James. Thank you for your advice that there may be some hypos. Hope it works out!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm the poster from above. Yes, I'm at the final interview though it is with Tina Luongo and not Seymour James. Thank you for your advice that there may be some hypos. Hope it works out!


When did you have your panel interview?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:22 pm

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:43 am

I have an interview with NJ next week (my first), and I'm surprised and confused that offers already went out. Anyone know what the interview process is like for NJ?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:I have an interview with NJ next week (my first), and I'm surprised and confused that offers already went out. Anyone know what the interview process is like for NJ?


Anybody who got a NJ offer know?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:29 pm

Bump

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby research67 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:09 pm

Anyone know if/when Legal Aid is making early offers?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:29 pm

research67 wrote:Anyone know if/when Legal Aid is making early offers?


I know of one person who has already received an offer, but I know that most applications are being deferred until May/June. The most recent class size was 70 attorneys, and the Fall 2013 class should also be about that size.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby research67 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:25 pm

Did the person you know get the offer recently?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby research67 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:26 pm

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research67 wrote:Anyone know if/when Legal Aid is making early offers?


I know of one person who has already received an offer, but I know that most applications are being deferred until May/June. The most recent class size was 70 attorneys, and the Fall 2013 class should also be about that size.


Did the person you know get the offer recently?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby jlb815 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:30 pm

research67 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
research67 wrote:Anyone know if/when Legal Aid is making early offers?


I know of one person who has already received an offer, but I know that most applications are being deferred until May/June. The most recent class size was 70 attorneys, and the Fall 2013 class should also be about that size.


Did the person you know get the offer recently?
research67 wrote:
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research67 wrote:Anyone know if/when Legal Aid is making early offers?


I know of one person who has already received an offer, but I know that most applications are being deferred until May/June. The most recent class size was 70 attorneys, and the Fall 2013 class should also be about that size.


Did the person you know get the offer recently?


I just finished my final round with Tina. She said offers aren't coming until April/May and that the early application thing isn't happening this year for those of us who did it because of Sandy. No idea about numbers but probably around 60 or 70 depending on funding. Are you sure someone already got an offer?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:17 am

I interviewed with Tina last Monday and she said that there would be some early offers made that same week, meaning the one that just ended. But I haven't heard of anybody getting an offer yet.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:19 am

Has anyone know if Brooklyn Defender Services have extended any offers or if they have scheduled 3rd round interviews?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:I interviewed with Tina last Monday and she said that there would be some early offers made that same week, meaning the one that just ended. But I haven't heard of anybody getting an offer yet.


Has anyone received any word from Legal Aid? Weren't they also supposed to start letting people know last week if they were deferred to the regular decision period?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have an interview with NJ next week (my first), and I'm surprised and confused that offers already went out. Anyone know what the interview process is like for NJ?


I just want to bump this one more time, and then I'll assume that nobody has an answer. Some anon posters earlier in this thread mentioned that they had offers from NJ- if any one of you is reading this, could you please let me know what your interview process was like? How many rounds? What specific positions were they looking for? What's your school/GPA/rank range?

Thanks guys.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:40 pm

Anyone know what's going on with Philly? Are they still doing interviews?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:42 pm

jlb815 wrote:
research67 wrote:
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research67 wrote:Anyone know if/when Legal Aid is making early offers?


I know of one person who has already received an offer, but I know that most applications are being deferred until May/June. The most recent class size was 70 attorneys, and the Fall 2013 class should also be about that size.


Did the person you know get the offer recently?
research67 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
research67 wrote:Anyone know if/when Legal Aid is making early offers?


I know of one person who has already received an offer, but I know that most applications are being deferred until May/June. The most recent class size was 70 attorneys, and the Fall 2013 class should also be about that size.


Did the person you know get the offer recently?


I just finished my final round with Tina. She said offers aren't coming until April/May and that the early application thing isn't happening this year for those of us who did it because of Sandy. No idea about numbers but probably around 60 or 70 depending on funding. Are you sure someone already got an offer?


Yes, I am sure that the one person got an offer - but she was an intern here before, so maybe that's why?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:00 pm

My understanding from the HR person I spoke to at Legal Aid some time ago was that the early notification wound up actually only being for former interns and not people who met that date they listed... unless of course, that has changed but that might explain why only a former intern got an early offer.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:55 am

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Anonymous User wrote:I have an interview with NJ next week (my first), and I'm surprised and confused that offers already went out. Anyone know what the interview process is like for NJ?


I just want to bump this one more time, and then I'll assume that nobody has an answer. Some anon posters earlier in this thread mentioned that they had offers from NJ- if any one of you is reading this, could you please let me know what your interview process was like? How many rounds? What specific positions were they looking for? What's your school/GPA/rank range?

Thanks guys.


First round is typical screener. Second round is up to 90 min panel interview based on a hypo they give you in advance.

At least, this is what they did for the ~4 schools they visited for OCI.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have an interview with NJ next week (my first), and I'm surprised and confused that offers already went out. Anyone know what the interview process is like for NJ?


I just want to bump this one more time, and then I'll assume that nobody has an answer. Some anon posters earlier in this thread mentioned that they had offers from NJ- if any one of you is reading this, could you please let me know what your interview process was like? How many rounds? What specific positions were they looking for? What's your school/GPA/rank range?

Thanks guys.


First round is typical screener. Second round is up to 90 min panel interview based on a hypo they give you in advance.

At least, this is what they did for the ~4 schools they visited for OCI.


I'm the desperate NJ applicant you responded to. Thanks for this. I wonder why they're still interviewing after OCI- maybe not enough people accepted? Which schools did they visit? Was it Columbia/NYU/Fordham or more like Rutgers/Seton Hall/Brooklyn?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Void » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:03 am

Kind of a dumb question for you guys: I've heard that public defenders "don't care about grades." I understand that the idea is that if you have low grades, that's not necessarily going to hold you back, but is it also true that if you have good grades, they won't be considered a bonus?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone know if Brooklyn Defender Services have extended any offers or if they have scheduled 3rd round interviews?


Not that I know of, yet. The woman I spoke with there said that the earliest offers would be going out is March. Wasn't very clear as to whether they were doing third interviews or not.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have an interview with NJ next week (my first), and I'm surprised and confused that offers already went out. Anyone know what the interview process is like for NJ?


I just want to bump this one more time, and then I'll assume that nobody has an answer. Some anon posters earlier in this thread mentioned that they had offers from NJ- if any one of you is reading this, could you please let me know what your interview process was like? How many rounds? What specific positions were they looking for? What's your school/GPA/rank range?

Thanks guys.


First round is typical screener. Second round is up to 90 min panel interview based on a hypo they give you in advance.

At least, this is what they did for the ~4 schools they visited for OCI.


I'm the desperate NJ applicant you responded to. Thanks for this. I wonder why they're still interviewing after OCI- maybe not enough people accepted? Which schools did they visit? Was it Columbia/NYU/Fordham or more like Rutgers/Seton Hall/Brooklyn?


Definitely Cornell and Columbia. I believe they also hit up Rutgers. I'm uncertain whether they visited NYU or Seton Hall. Pretty sure they didn't go to Brooklyn. It was an interesting range of schools, the rationale for which isn't entirely clear to me. (Besides Cornell--the head of the PD's office went to school there.)

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:26 pm

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Definitely Cornell and Columbia. I believe they also hit up Rutgers. I'm uncertain whether they visited NYU or Seton Hall. Pretty sure they didn't go to Brooklyn. It was an interesting range of schools, the rationale for which isn't entirely clear to me. (Besides Cornell--the head of the PD's office went to school there.)


NJ hopeful here again... So I guess it's possible that they're continuing to interview because not enough people accepted their initial offers- seeing that they visited schools where applicants likely have lots of options. But really, I'm totally just speculating like a crazy person. I'm a 3L at a school outside of the NJ region so it's good to get a little perspective on the situation might be- Thanks again for your info.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby iShotFirst » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:30 pm

Void wrote:Kind of a dumb question for you guys: I've heard that public defenders "don't care about grades." I understand that the idea is that if you have low grades, that's not necessarily going to hold you back, but is it also true that if you have good grades, they won't be considered a bonus?


Good grades are always a bonus, even in PD/DA offices. What that phrase means is that they aren't weighted as heavily, and someone who comes across (in their resume and in person) as dedicated to that type of work will beat someone even with much better grades who treats it as a fallback.

Dedication is #1...and #2, and #3, but that doesnt mean they dont respect a healthy GPA.




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