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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:27 pm

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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)


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.[/quote]

It depends on how many openings are available, but as long as they pass the CA bar, they are usually pretty successful. There are a decent amount of attorneys retiring this year so I believe there will be more openings for attorney positions than in the past years.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote: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.

They've done interviews at OCI and via skype. They came to my school back in September, but I was told it would be a while before I heard back about any possible second round.

Edit: Also, the first round was typical "why our office" and "why public defense" kind of questions, plus some on-the-spot hypos. No closing args or anything, though. I was also told that they reserve spots for non-SD locals, BUT those spots could include people from other states or even just northern California.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:15 pm

To the two who answered my questions on SD PD's office, thank you!

Do either of you guys know if Federal Defenders in San Diego did OCI interviews for 3Ls this year?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:To the two who answered my questions on SD PD's office, thank you!

Do either of you guys know if Federal Defenders in San Diego did OCI interviews for 3Ls this year?
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I don't believe they did. They did not hire a fall class this past fall because of budget issues and it looks like they won't be
hiring for next fall, either. An insider suggested sending in an application in 2014 in case the budget changes.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:36 pm

Received a denial letter from Miami for a panel interview. It was another "can't offer a panel interview but will keep you in a pending file of preferred applicants" Does anyone know if there is any merit to the possibility of this being a wait listed letter. Did anyone get hard reject from Miami that did not say that they would place you in a pending file?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby FlanAl » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:To the two who answered my questions on SD PD's office, thank you!

Do either of you guys know if Federal Defenders in San Diego did OCI interviews for 3Ls this year?
.

I don't believe they did. They did not hire a fall class this past fall because of budget issues and it looks like they won't be
hiring for next fall, either. An insider suggested sending in an application in 2014 in case the budget changes.


So far they are signed up for the PILC, but I think they were signed up for it last year as well.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:26 am

FlanAl wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:To the two who answered my questions on SD PD's office, thank you!

Do either of you guys know if Federal Defenders in San Diego did OCI interviews for 3Ls this year?
.

I don't believe they did. They did not hire a fall class this past fall because of budget issues and it looks like they won't be
hiring for next fall, either. An insider suggested sending in an application in 2014 in case the budget changes.


So far they are signed up for the PILC, but I think they were signed up for it last year as well.



Thanks for the heads-up, guys!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:55 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.

Well at EJW I was guaranteed a second round interview in February at the Midwest career fair so they have to be doing some additional ones.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:57 pm

For those getting second rounds with CO are u past interns?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Lawst » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:57 pm

FlanAl wrote:Interesting, mine just said thanks and see the details of your app below and had my address etc.. basically sent by a bot and nothing about who will let me know etc..


I got that too when I submitted my application. Then I got an e-mail about three weeks later from someone e-mailing on behalf of the recruiting director and said the following:

"During this time period, your resume, as well as all other potential candidates' resumes, will be reviewed for an interview determination. This determination will be made by early December and you will be notified by December 31, 2013.

You will receive notification only if you have been selected for an interview."

Has anyone gotten an interview with Philly yet?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby FlanAl » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:05 pm

huh, well i still haven't gotten that second email. I submitted almost a month ago. guess i'll keep an eye out on the 31st and then give up all hope...

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Lawst » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:18 pm

FlanAl wrote:huh, well i still haven't gotten that second email. I submitted almost a month ago. guess i'll keep an eye out on the 31st and then give up all hope...


Given that they sent someone a rejection and told me that those who are rejected hear nothing, I'm guessing there's some variations in their procedures, so perhaps it means nothing that you haven't gotten a second e-mail. Again, mine took about three weeks to show up, so maybe you will get one and it's coming soon.
I liked that the form had no Ms. or Miss option, so I had to make myself a married lady because there was no option for no title at all. I joked with friends that I should just upgrade myself to Dr., but that's probably considered "lying." :)

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:34 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Palm Beach does two rounds--EJW and then in-office panel.

Source: I interviewed last year.


Do you recall when Palm Beach offers came out last year?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For those getting second rounds with CO are u past interns?

I did not intern with CO and did not intern there, but received a second round interview about a month ago (after a screening at EJW).

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Void » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I did not intern with CO and did not intern there


Did you intern with CO?


:D

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:04 pm

Void wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I did not intern with CO and did not intern there


Did you intern with CO?


:D

LOL oops. I'm in the middle of writing a paper. Life is hard right now.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Void » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:49 pm

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Void wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I did not intern with CO and did not intern there


Did you intern with CO?


:D

LOL oops. I'm in the middle of writing a paper. Life is hard right now.


Haha I could tell you were multitasking. I do the same thing all the time. "It was cold outside that day, and it was strangely cold that day." Lol

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:46 pm

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FlanAl wrote:Interesting, mine just said thanks and see the details of your app below and had my address etc.. basically sent by a bot and nothing about who will let me know etc..


I got that too when I submitted my application. Then I got an e-mail about three weeks later from someone e-mailing on behalf of the recruiting director and said the following:

"During this time period, your resume, as well as all other potential candidates' resumes, will be reviewed for an interview determination. This determination will be made by early December and you will be notified by December 31, 2013.

You will receive notification only if you have been selected for an interview."

Has anyone gotten an interview with Philly yet?



I haven't gotten one yet.. still waiting. I got the same email about December 31, too.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:15 am

Florida PD interview coming up. Which is more appropriate for the interview: pant suit or skirt suit? Anyone have experience with Florida courtroom attire?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:08 pm

anyone who interviewed with hennepin at EJW hear anything? I got to sneak into an interview spot and the guy asked for some follow up material which I emailed but I never heard back. Just wondering if its about time for that quick "remember me!" email before the holidays kick in.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:46 pm

Haven't received a letter from Miami yet. Should I email the dude and ask?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Florida PD interview coming up. Which is more appropriate for the interview: pant suit or skirt suit? Anyone have experience with Florida courtroom attire?


Ooo what office?

Anonymous User wrote:Haven't received a letter from Miami yet. Should I email the dude and ask?

Yeah he's pretty responsive

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anyone who interviewed with hennepin at EJW hear anything? I got to sneak into an interview spot and the guy asked for some follow up material which I emailed but I never heard back. Just wondering if its about time for that quick "remember me!" email before the holidays kick in.


They contacted me by phone to set up an in-office callback in January.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:59 pm

received offer from NH for post grad job. unless one of two other offices come through, I will be taking it. (I'd take it in a heartbeat but have SO to think about). I'd like to keep details at a minimum until I actually accept but will be happy to pm etc. in a couple of weeks.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:received offer from NH for post grad job. unless one of two other offices come through, I will be taking it. (I'd take it in a heartbeat but have SO to think about). I'd like to keep details at a minimum until I actually accept but will be happy to pm etc. in a couple of weeks.


I'll take the spot if you don't want it, lol!


Seriously though, congrats!




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