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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications (2015-2016)

Postby BlueLotus » Sun May 03, 2015 1:42 pm

raekaya wrote:Checking in. I also thought I'd link to the 2014 Equal Justice Works thread since it could be relevant? I'm not sure since I've never been. Would love thoughts on whether it would be worth going as a 3L. http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=235106


Definitely go as a 3L, even if you don't officially get an interview and have to "table talk". All the country's major PD's offices recruit there.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 04, 2015 9:26 am

Anonymous User wrote:Going to post it here instead of in a new thread because people are already discussing it--has anyone heard back on LAS' Civil positions that were recently posted? Or given a timeline? Are we to presume it's the same as JRP/Criminal?


I don't have any info but I'm interested as well. LAS and Legal Services NYC both had postings that they were each hiring 26 housing attorneys. That's a ton of positions and I was hoping to get an interview. Anybody heard anything about those jobs ?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 04, 2015 10:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:For those who have gotten LAS offers in the criminal division (either in December or later) have you received a contract?


Has anyone on here even reported getting an offer yet this year??

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 05, 2015 9:27 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Going to post it here instead of in a new thread because people are already discussing it--has anyone heard back on LAS' Civil positions that were recently posted? Or given a timeline? Are we to presume it's the same as JRP/Criminal?


I don't have any info but I'm interested as well. LAS and Legal Services NYC both had postings that they were each hiring 26 housing attorneys. That's a ton of positions and I was hoping to get an interview. Anybody heard anything about those jobs ?


I believe there have been at least some interviews, but I haven't heard of any offers.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 05, 2015 2:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Going to post it here instead of in a new thread because people are already discussing it--has anyone heard back on LAS' Civil positions that were recently posted? Or given a timeline? Are we to presume it's the same as JRP/Criminal?


I don't have any info but I'm interested as well. LAS and Legal Services NYC both had postings that they were each hiring 26 housing attorneys. That's a ton of positions and I was hoping to get an interview. Anybody heard anything about those jobs ?


I believe there have been at least some interviews, but I haven't heard of any offers.


Hey!

Two of my classmates got hired by Legal Services NYC a couple of weeks ago. So offers are happening.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 05, 2015 2:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Going to post it here instead of in a new thread because people are already discussing it--has anyone heard back on LAS' Civil positions that were recently posted? Or given a timeline? Are we to presume it's the same as JRP/Criminal?


I don't have any info but I'm interested as well. LAS and Legal Services NYC both had postings that they were each hiring 26 housing attorneys. That's a ton of positions and I was hoping to get an interview. Anybody heard anything about those jobs ?


I believe there have been at least some interviews, but I haven't heard of any offers.


Hey!

Two of my classmates got hired by Legal Services NYC a couple of weeks ago. So offers are happening.


9:27 anon here--sorry, I should have said I was talking about LAS specifically. Interested to know if anyone's heard of offers there.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 12, 2015 7:25 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard an update about LAS JRP?


It's still April, it says no calls until May several times in the thread...


Now that we are well into May, has anyone heard of any movement for LAS JRP?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 12, 2015 1:20 pm

Re: LAS---

de Blasio released his budget late last week. It's not actually official until City Council approves it, BUT last year LAS made their offers even before the executive budget was out. Hopefully this means they'll be making decisions soon for both CDP and JRP — it at least means the budget is no longer a legit excuse — but it also may mean absolutely nothing.

In conclusion: Everyone just breathe.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 12, 2015 7:08 pm

Unclear whether anything re: the LAS budget has changed since earlier this spring, before the budget-as-excuse e-mail was sent. Seems like there's some other internal holdup or they simply don't plan on extending any more offers than they have already but are still keeping people waiting just in case?

http://council.nyc.gov/html/budget/2016/Pre/courts.pdf
http://www.nyc.gov/html/omb/downloads/pdf/erc5_15.pdf

Has anyone withdrawn their names to take other offers, or gotten LAS to make a decision (either offer or not) in light of offers from other places?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 13, 2015 7:26 am

Does anyone know when positions actually began in previous years? It could be that they begin at the start of the new fiscal year (July 1), and so for whatever reason they are waiting until it's closer to that date. Although of course if the budget hasn't changed, you could always extend offers and tell people that they start later. Haven't heard of anyone getting a response by mentioning another offer. They do send out rejection letters, right?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 13, 2015 7:40 am

Does anyone know how many NH PD is hiring this year?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 18, 2015 5:16 pm

Just got a rejection email from Legal Aid JRP. Very disheartening, but life must go on. Anyone else have any news from them? Congrats if you got hired or even waitlisted!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 19, 2015 8:17 am

Wow, sorry to hear that. Has anyone heard positively? Worried about what that news means for everyone waiting.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 19, 2015 8:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know how many NH PD is hiring this year?


NHPD finished hiring late winter of this year. Class size was 7-8.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 20, 2015 5:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Wow, sorry to hear that. Has anyone heard positively? Worried about what that news means for everyone waiting.


MAYBE they hired those 5 people... rejected a handful... and everyone else is basically in limbo and we (those in limbo) will never know either way.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 20, 2015 8:06 pm

It could indeed take a while, but if they sent 5:16 a rejection this week, I doubt they would just not notify people at all.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 22, 2015 5:52 pm

Is no news still good news??

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 22, 2015 6:24 pm

No way to really tell since we have no idea what the cause of the holdup is.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 22, 2015 6:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is no news still good news??


Reallllllly does not seem like it. Plus thanks to MDW we wouldn't find out until at least the 26th now and that is a far cry from "beginning to mid-May"... Seems more like they already made offers.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 26, 2015 10:37 am

Kentucky doing interviews fyi.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 26, 2015 10:40 am

Offer letters have finally been sent out from LAS- crim division. I signed mine and sent it back last week. I met with Tina in feb and was told I would be receiving an offer letter; the hold up was based on the budget being finalized.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 26, 2015 12:39 pm

to 10:40am poster - so just to confirm, you were not on the March e-mail re: status pending?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 28, 2015 4:47 am

Anyone heard anything on the LAS Civil positions?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 29, 2015 8:50 am

Did anyone interview for the LAS Parole Revocation Defense Unit? And have you heard anything?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 29, 2015 11:29 am

There have been second round interviews for PRDU, don't know if offers made or subject to same hold-ups as CDP.
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