Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I had a final round LAS interview with Tina Luongo. I didn't ask when we would hear back. Does anybody know when we'll know about LAS hiring? Seems like all the other offices are already in the process or finished hiring!
I had my final round with Tina earlier this month, and she told me that the LAS budget would be finalized sometime in late April/early May, and that they would be making hiring decisions at that point.
What! That's depressingly late. I don't even live in NY so I'd like to know whether to take the NY bar...
Is it safe to assume a final round is an offer? Should I just commit to the NY bar, or take 2 exams?
It is NOT safe to assume a final round is an offer. And EXPECT to hear from LAS even after the deadlines to sign up for the BAR EXAMS have passed. I was offered a spot early June last year - way after the NY Bar deadline. So I had to decline the offer because I ended up signing up for the bar for another jurisdiction. So if you really want to stay in NY, you should just sign up for the test. And hope for the best. haha. kidding. But not really. Good luck!
Thanks for the tip. I can't believe that, an offer all the way in June! If I may ask, when you apply/interview?
Of course. I had my final interview with Tina early January (the 6th?), 2015, (all the other ones in November, 2015). She said that they would have to wait a while before making decisions because of budget. Seems like this year people are hearing the same.
I would actually encourage you to send them an email as the deadline to sign up for the bar(s) approaches asking whether they anticipate making a decision on your file before, and of course, emphasizing your interest (this I did not do and I regret it). This is very understandable given that not all of their applicants live in NY - and maybe since they saw that happen with me last year, they'll be willing to let you know as soon as they can? lol. Or, as I mentioned, you can just sign up for NY and hope for the best. NY is, after all, the best city of them all .
Good luck, and happy 2016!