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

Postby ash0117 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:Maybe someone can clear this up for me, but is Bronx Defenders different from NYC (all 5 boroughs) legal aid? Or is there a Brooklyn PD, Manhattan PD, etc. too?


Legal Aid Society has offices in all five boroughs and is by far the biggest of the defenders offices. Bronx Defenders is in the Bronx. Brooklyn Defenders is in Brooklyn. Neighborhood Defenders of Harlem is in Harlem (they don't hire entry level, although they have a fellowship program). Those are the big ones in NYC. They are all independent organizations.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:Maybe someone can clear this up for me, but is Bronx Defenders different from NYC (all 5 boroughs) legal aid? Or is there a Brooklyn PD, Manhattan PD, etc. too?


Yes, it is different. The legal aid society is a unionized organization that has public defender's offices in all 5 boroughs. While Giuliani was mayor of NYC, the legal aid society went on strike, which, in Giuliani's eyes, caused problems. To try to break up the legal aid society's monopoly on public defense work, smaller, independent offices were created (e.g., The Bronx Defenders, The Brooklyn Defenders Services, NY County Defenders, etc.)

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:48 pm

Bronx ding after ejw. Anyone else heard back from ejw interviews.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:25 pm

almost immediate ding from Bronx after applying non ejw

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:01 pm

Slaughtered at EJW. Rejected from 3 out of 4 interview so far and waiting on the 4th.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby BlueLotus » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:51 pm

Got an interview in a few weeks with the Defender Association of Philadelphia (Child Advocacy Unit). Any tips from PD pros on here? This is my dream gig. Want it so badly.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:08 pm

BlueLotus wrote:Got an interview in a few weeks with the Defender Association of Philadelphia (Child Advocacy Unit). Any tips from PD pros on here? This is my dream gig. Want it so badly.

I interned there as a 3L. Great office, great people. Didn't do any juvenile work as an intern but other things have brought me into contact with Family Court in Philadelphia and it's a pretty crazy place...

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:33 am

Hey guys! Just wanted to bump this thread. Does anyone have any updates from LAS about final rounds, CPCS, Philly, any others? I can confirm NH is doing final rounds and Maryland is doing screeners for those not interviewed at EJW.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:14 pm

i heard LAS would try to make decisions by jan/feb

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:56 pm

Thanks! Would that be decisions about final rounds or employment offers?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:20 pm

i think employment offers although I'm not positive. anyone else know?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey guys! Just wanted to bump this thread. Does anyone have any updates from LAS about final rounds, CPCS, Philly, any others? I can confirm NH is doing final rounds and Maryland is doing screeners for those not interviewed at EJW.

Philly is slooooow. You'll probably hear something in the next 2-3 weeks though, based off last year.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:47 pm

BDS has been making calls for 2nd round; I know some went out today.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby anonymous1389 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:09 pm

Has anyone heard from the Prettyman Fellowship? (Georgetown)

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:55 am

Hey all, long time reader but finally joined. To the OP who just posted about an interview with Defender Association of Philadelphia Child Advocacy, how long did it take between submitting the application and the interview invite? Days, 1-2 weeks? Thanks and good luck!

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:24 pm

Hey all, does anyone have any advice/know anything about NHPD's panel interview? Have one coming up next week. Any info would be awesome!!

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey all, does anyone have any advice/know anything about NHPD's panel interview? Have one coming up next week. Any info would be awesome!!


Not direct knowledge, but a friend recently had a panel interview with 14 people. Had to prepare opening/closing statements based on facts he got one hour before the panel.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:16 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Hey all, does anyone have any advice/know anything about NHPD's panel interview? Have one coming up next week. Any info would be awesome!!


Not direct knowledge, but a friend recently had a panel interview with 14 people. Had to prepare opening/closing statements based on facts he got one hour before the panel.

I too have a panel interview coming up with them...and holy mother of god, that's a lot of people.

I knew their panels were large, but I'm not even going to be able to remember that many names.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:48 pm

Received a callback from LAS to schedule a 3rd-round. In the past, is 3rd usually the final round?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Received a callback from LAS to schedule a 3rd-round. In the past, is 3rd usually the final round?


I received a call for a 3rd round today, too.

Yes, this is the final round. From what I've read, I believe it's a short, informal conversation with the head of the criminal practice division.

Good luck!

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:29 pm

Same poster as above. Thanks, good luck to you as well!

Do you know (if t's possible to even know) what the offer rates usually are at the final round? Or perhaps any insight into whether there is still a lot of competition to be sorted through at this point?

I was also surprised to hear back this soon. They told me at my last interview that decisions wouldn't be made for the final round until the new year.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:12 pm

I just received a first round interview from LAS, so I'm not sure what sort of an evaluation system they're using to move through candidates (I applied late but before their deadline).

Good luck to those headed into final interviews!

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:49 pm

Got a Philly panel interview, via EJW

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:49 pm

Whoops double post

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got a Philly panel interview, via EJW

when/how did that info go out?

e: if you don't mind my asking & congrats!




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