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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:55 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Just received a Tina interview with NY Legal Aid (applied directly). I had to reschedule so I talked to her directly. She said these are the last of the first round interviews. Also, just got officially rejected by Bronx via email.


Re: LAS--Did Tina mean, 1) that these are the last Tina interviews going out during this round of offering/hiring, or, 2) that LAS is currently finishing the last of its first round (mock summation) interviews?

Re: BXD--Did you interview at their office over the last two weeks, or elsewhere?


Re: BXD to everyone--Has anyone heard anything back after interviewing at their office sometime during the last two weeks?

LAS--I'm not exactly sure. When I asked to reschedule she said "We were supposed to finish interviewing before Thanksgiving, so if you can't make this date, I can't be sure we'll have slots open again." And then something about how it's the end of this round. I wasnt extremely focused on that information. I was trying to figure out if I could make the interview or not.

BXD--In the last two weeks, I've done a 2nd interview with CO. I have NH, LAS, and Palm Beach (2nd round) beginning next week through the 20th.

And no, I only interviewed through EJW with BXD.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got BXD reject in email today. I applied to them every summer and for an externship and never got an interview. I really hope the above poster meant the last of the 1st round interviews. I only had mine 2 weeks ago and would be really bummed if there are no more Tina interviews happening.

I'm the above poster, I'm sure she just meant first round. No worries.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:46 pm

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BXD--In the last two weeks, I've done a 2nd interview with CO. I have NH, LAS, and Palm Beach (2nd round) beginning next week through the 20th.


I kinda hate you right now for the above statement. So jelly.

I haven't heard back from CO, palm beach, or NH since EJW.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby FlanAl » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:10 pm

Anyone apply to any of the Seattle area PDs? It looks like they kinda have the same set up as NYC with the multiple non-profits taking on work (but I read an article that they may be changing it). Most of their sites basically say they aren't recruiting but maybe its worth throwing a resume their way for kicks?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:22 pm

Does anyone know when Miami is doing their final round interviews?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know when Miami is doing their final round interviews?


Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Miami has already scheduled second round interview, both for this week and for a week in January. I suppose it may be possible that they end up not getting enough acceptances and have to interview more, but I don't think that's their plan.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Shawshank33 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:31 pm

Bummer! Thanks for the info though.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know when Miami is doing their final round interviews?


Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Miami has already scheduled second round interview, both for this week and for a week in January. I suppose it may be possible that they end up not getting enough acceptances and have to interview more, but I don't think that's their plan.


So much for the either way we decide letter I was fucking promised, I guess.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:07 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know when Miami is doing their final round interviews?


Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Miami has already scheduled second round interview, both for this week and for a week in January. I suppose it may be possible that they end up not getting enough acceptances and have to interview more, but I don't think that's their plan.


So much for the either way we decide letter I was fucking promised, I guess.


Wow ^^^ agreed!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:08 am

I too got rejected from Bronx after getting an interview at EJW. I don't know about you all, but this seems to help:

http://whatthepublicdefender.tumblr.com ... ety-attack

ps. that website is great.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby FlanAl » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:28 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know when Miami is doing their final round interviews?


Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Miami has already scheduled second round interview, both for this week and for a week in January. I suppose it may be possible that they end up not getting enough acceptances and have to interview more, but I don't think that's their plan.


They are interviewing 3Ls at PILC so I don't think all hope is lost. Or at least thats what I'm hoping.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:56 pm

Does anybody know about the CPCS hiring process? I applied back in September and now my status is finally under review. However, they sent me another link requiring me to fill out a ton of information, essays, and have 3 supervisors send in LORS.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone applying to post-bar clerkships in CA? And specifically, is anyone interviewing for the San Diego post-bar clerkship? Wondering if any non-local applicants have done a second round yet. I did my first round mid-Oct, I believe, and haven't heard anything yet.

I posted the above quote. Apparently a lot of post-bar programs that are normally paid will not be paid this year (like San Francisco). I really want to be in CA, but I have no savings. There's no way I could work for free until December unless one of the offices in commuting distance of my parents' home wants me.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Tanicius » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone applying to post-bar clerkships in CA? And specifically, is anyone interviewing for the San Diego post-bar clerkship? Wondering if any non-local applicants have done a second round yet. I did my first round mid-Oct, I believe, and haven't heard anything yet.

I posted the above quote. Apparently a lot of post-bar programs that are normally paid will not be paid this year (like San Francisco). I really want to be in CA, but I have no savings. There's no way I could work for free until December unless one of the offices in commuting distance of my parents' home wants me.


I have never heard of SF PD ever paying any recent graduates for their work.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anybody know about the CPCS hiring process? I applied back in September and now my status is finally under review. However, they sent me another link requiring me to fill out a ton of information, essays, and have 3 supervisors send in LORS.


I had the same - I sent in the information but haven't followed up on having the LORS sent yet because it was right around Thanksgiving. Thanks for reminding me to get on that. Also, I didn't realize there was a status to check and I'm also under review.
This is also the first time I've had a potential employer ask for the LORs to be sent directly by the supervisor, but I guess that's just how they do it.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just received a Tina interview with NY Legal Aid (applied directly). I had to reschedule so I talked to her directly. She said these are the last of the first round interviews. Also, just got officially rejected by Bronx via email.


Re: LAS--Did Tina mean, 1) that these are the last Tina interviews going out during this round of offering/hiring, or, 2) that LAS is currently finishing the last of its first round (mock summation) interviews?

Re: BXD--Did you interview at their office over the last two weeks, or elsewhere?


Re: BXD to everyone--Has anyone heard anything back after interviewing at their office sometime during the last two weeks?

LAS--I'm not exactly sure. When I asked to reschedule she said "We were supposed to finish interviewing before Thanksgiving, so if you can't make this date, I can't be sure we'll have slots open again." And then something about how it's the end of this round. I wasnt extremely focused on that information. I was trying to figure out if I could make the interview or not.

BXD--In the last two weeks, I've done a 2nd interview with CO. I have NH, LAS, and Palm Beach (2nd round) beginning next week through the 20th.


It can't mean end of Tina interviews because my first round interviewer told me that the hiring committee didn't meet until December 9th again

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just received a Tina interview with NY Legal Aid (applied directly). I had to reschedule so I talked to her directly. She said these are the last of the first round interviews. Also, just got officially rejected by Bronx via email.


Re: LAS--Did Tina mean, 1) that these are the last Tina interviews going out during this round of offering/hiring, or, 2) that LAS is currently finishing the last of its first round (mock summation) interviews?

Re: BXD--Did you interview at their office over the last two weeks, or elsewhere?


Re: BXD to everyone--Has anyone heard anything back after interviewing at their office sometime during the last two weeks?

LAS--I'm not exactly sure. When I asked to reschedule she said "We were supposed to finish interviewing before Thanksgiving, so if you can't make this date, I can't be sure we'll have slots open again." And then something about how it's the end of this round. I wasnt extremely focused on that information. I was trying to figure out if I could make the interview or not.

BXD--In the last two weeks, I've done a 2nd interview with CO. I have NH, LAS, and Palm Beach (2nd round) beginning next week through the 20th.


It can't mean end of Tina interviews because my first round interviewer told me that the hiring committee didn't meet until December 9th again


Their hiring process seems to be all over the place. But for some info, I had an interview with Tina and she told me they were maybe only 20-25 spots for next year, and maybe 125 people were making it to the "final round." :x

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby spleenworship » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I too got rejected from Bronx after getting an interview at EJW. I don't know about you all, but this seems to help:

http://whatthepublicdefender.tumblr.com ... ety-attack

ps. that website is great.


1. Sorry to hear.

2. Yeah, I love that site.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby FlanAl » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:52 pm

Anyone have any insider info on whether or not we're going to be pretty much looking at radio silence until January/February? I sort of figured that from Thanksgiving until like the PILC fair there would be no movement from most offices but if I've got this completely wrong that'd be good to know.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:44 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone applying to post-bar clerkships in CA? And specifically, is anyone interviewing for the San Diego post-bar clerkship? Wondering if any non-local applicants have done a second round yet. I did my first round mid-Oct, I believe, and haven't heard anything yet.

I'm thinking about applying but IDK how much the stipend is. I'm from out of town and I want to make sure I can afford it

If you're referring to the San Diego one, I'm pretty sure it's hourly. I just can't find the amount posted anywhere. I assume somewhere around $15-$20/hr based on other post bar programs. For reference, Alameda pays $16.38/hr, and its PDs are paid $67k/year. San Diego PDs are paid $56-65k/year.


Did San Diego PD start interviewing for post-bar positions? To the person who "believes" he/she had a first round interview, can you explain?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone applying to post-bar clerkships in CA? And specifically, is anyone interviewing for the San Diego post-bar clerkship? Wondering if any non-local applicants have done a second round yet. I did my first round mid-Oct, I believe, and haven't heard anything yet.

I'm thinking about applying but IDK how much the stipend is. I'm from out of town and I want to make sure I can afford it

If you're referring to the San Diego one, I'm pretty sure it's hourly. I just can't find the amount posted anywhere. I assume somewhere around $15-$20/hr based on other post bar programs. For reference, Alameda pays $16.38/hr, and its PDs are paid $67k/year. San Diego PDs are paid $56-65k/year.


Did San Diego PD start interviewing for post-bar positions? To the person who "believes" he/she had a first round interview, can you explain?


I am a current intern at San Diego PD's office, to my knowledge they haven't started interviews for fall post bars. They just finalized the spring class. However, it is possible they have done some Skype interviews with people out of state. Any one who has interned at their office bypasses the first round interview.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:12 pm

I am a current intern at San Diego PD's office, to my knowledge they haven't started interviews for fall post bars. They just finalized the spring class. However, it is possible they have done some Skype interviews with people out of state. Any one who has interned at their office bypasses the first round interview.[/quote]

Thank you for this info! Do you know how many post-bars SD is looking for? Also, do you have any insight into what the interview for post-bar positions is like?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:17 pm

Has anyone secured paid post bar positions in California yet?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am a current intern at San Diego PD's office, to my knowledge they haven't started interviews for fall post bars. They just finalized the spring class. However, it is possible they have done some Skype interviews with people out of state. Any one who has interned at their office bypasses the first round interview.


Thank you for this info! Do you know how many post-bars SD is looking for? Also, do you have any insight into what the interview for post-bar positions is like?[/quote]

No problem. I'm not sure how many they are looking for this year, they usually hire 15-20. In past years, 3/4 of the clerks were current/past interns and the rest were out of state students. I have heard that they have reserved a certain number of slots specifically for out of state law students for this round.

Three rounds of interviews: first round: not certain because interns bypass, probably general screener, second round: come of up with defense and litigation strategy for a case, third round: you basically have it (tell us about yourself)

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am a current intern at San Diego PD's office, to my knowledge they haven't started interviews for fall post bars. They just finalized the spring class. However, it is possible they have done some Skype interviews with people out of state. Any one who has interned at their office bypasses the first round interview.


Thank you for this info! Do you know how many post-bars SD is looking for? Also, do you have any insight into what the interview for post-bar positions is like?


No problem. I'm not sure how many they are looking for this year, they usually hire 15-20. In past years, 3/4 of the clerks were current/past interns and the rest were out of state students. I have heard that they have reserved a certain number of slots specifically for out of state law students for this round.

Three rounds of interviews: first round: not certain because interns bypass, probably general screener, second round: come of up with defense and litigation strategy for a case, third round: you basically have it (tell us about yourself)[/quote]

Thank you again! Sorry to keep asking Qs, but do you know how successful post bars are in obtaining attorney positions in SD? 15-20 post bars is quite a lot for SD.




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