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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:36 pm

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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!


Thanks, it'd be my first choice, they are exactly the sort of office I want to work at. Just gotta work around SO. I've had meatloaf's I would do anything for love stuck in my head since the offer, haha.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby sgtgrumbles » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:10 pm

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby jessuf » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:25 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?

Either is fine. Also, FL courtrooms are pretty casual. People don't wear panty hose, etc.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby spleenworship » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
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!


Thanks, it'd be my first choice, they are exactly the sort of office I want to work at. Just gotta work around SO. I've had meatloaf's I would do anything for love stuck in my head since the offer, haha.


He or she is aware that getting a job ITE is almost impossible and unless they want to watch you drink yourself to death on the couch this is your best bet right?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:31 pm

Sgtgrumbles cool if I pm in like a week or so?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:cool if I pm in like a week or so?

Sure. I'm mostly curious about how long between interview and offer, but would appreciate chatting about other stuff too.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:01 am

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Anonymous User wrote:cool if I pm in like a week or so?

Sure. I'm mostly curious about how long between interview and offer, but would appreciate chatting about other stuff too.

Me too I would like to know if you were offered on the spot because I have an interview with them next week.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:06 pm

Just FYI - New York Legal Aid has started to contact my listed references. Looks like they are starting to take action on the applicants that have had their Tina interviews.

Just wanted to keep everyone in the loop!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:07 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.


Congrats!! How did they notify you?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:15 pm

To those of you who interviewed with Bronx Defenders at their office, not at EJW, in late November: Have you heard back at all? I heard secondhand that they have made at least some offers, but it would be helpful to know if many people have received them or if it's just one or two. (I don't want to reveal how I learned this, so please don't ask.)

Edit: Actually it would be great to hear from anyone who has interviewed with Bronx Defenders and heard back, but I'm especially interested in hearing from people who were invited to their office to interview.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just FYI - New York Legal Aid has started to contact my listed references. Looks like they are starting to take action on the applicants that have had their Tina interviews.

Just wanted to keep everyone in the loop!


Oh, that's great! With most job interviews, it seems like they don't bother to call references unless they want to hire you - that's regarding all jobs, all industries, not any specific information about how LAS does it. I've been a reference for people in the past, and it seems that those people get an offer very shortly after I am called as reference.

For those of us in a bit less happy situation - has LAS actually sent out any rejections? The only thing I ever got from them was the automatic email that is generated when you submit, back in October. I think that means I'm out, unless they do another round of first interviews in spring or something.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just FYI - New York Legal Aid has started to contact my listed references. Looks like they are starting to take action on the applicants that have had their Tina interviews.

Just wanted to keep everyone in the loop!


Oh, that's great! With most job interviews, it seems like they don't bother to call references unless they want to hire you - that's regarding all jobs, all industries, not any specific information about how LAS does it. I've been a reference for people in the past, and it seems that those people get an offer very shortly after I am called as reference.

For those of us in a bit less happy situation - has LAS actually sent out any rejections? The only thing I ever got from them was the automatic email that is generated when you submit, back in October. I think that means I'm out, unless they do another round of first interviews in spring or something.


to be honest- I work there now, and I heard that they are kind of behind in the hiring process. There is an intern in my division that hasn't even been interviewed yet- and I think they try to give at least all of the interns a panel interview. Also, they have sent out rejections to people both after the initial submit of resumes and after their panel interviews

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just FYI - New York Legal Aid has started to contact my listed references. Looks like they are starting to take action on the applicants that have had their Tina interviews.

Just wanted to keep everyone in the loop!


Oh, that's great! With most job interviews, it seems like they don't bother to call references unless they want to hire you - that's regarding all jobs, all industries, not any specific information about how LAS does it. I've been a reference for people in the past, and it seems that those people get an offer very shortly after I am called as reference.

For those of us in a bit less happy situation - has LAS actually sent out any rejections? The only thing I ever got from them was the automatic email that is generated when you submit, back in October. I think that means I'm out, unless they do another round of first interviews in spring or something.


to be honest- I work there now, and I heard that they are kind of behind in the hiring process. There is an intern in my division that hasn't even been interviewed yet- and I think they try to give at least all of the interns a panel interview. Also, they have sent out rejections to people both after the initial submit of resumes and after their panel interviews


Thank you! So, some hope, though I know there's a lot of applicants and relatively few positions. Thank you for that insight!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby robin600 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:34 pm

To the person who got NH offer, if you could PM me as soon as u can that'd be awesome because I have interview soon :)
Or actually anyone who's had the panel with NH
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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:To those of you who interviewed with Bronx Defenders at their office, not at EJW, in late November: Have you heard back at all? I heard secondhand that they have made at least some offers, but it would be helpful to know if many people have received them or if it's just one or two. (I don't want to reveal how I learned this, so please don't ask.)

Edit: Actually it would be great to hear from anyone who has interviewed with Bronx Defenders and heard back, but I'm especially interested in hearing from people who were invited to their office to interview.

I've heard back and offers have been made. Not sure if all but most.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just FYI - New York Legal Aid has started to contact my listed references. Looks like they are starting to take action on the applicants that have had their Tina interviews.

Just wanted to keep everyone in the loop!


Oh, that's great! With most job interviews, it seems like they don't bother to call references unless they want to hire you - that's regarding all jobs, all industries, not any specific information about how LAS does it. I've been a reference for people in the past, and it seems that those people get an offer very shortly after I am called as reference.

For those of us in a bit less happy situation - has LAS actually sent out any rejections? The only thing I ever got from them was the automatic email that is generated when you submit, back in October. I think that means I'm out, unless they do another round of first interviews in spring or something.


to be honest- I work there now, and I heard that they are kind of behind in the hiring process. There is an intern in my division that hasn't even been interviewed yet- and I think they try to give at least all of the interns a panel interview. Also, they have sent out rejections to people both after the initial submit of resumes and after their panel interviews

Have you heard if Tina interviews for the last batch of interviewees has gone out? I was supposed to hear back last Monday but nothing. Interviewer had positive things to say to a contact about me though, so I'd be super sad

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:To those of you who interviewed with Bronx Defenders at their office, not at EJW, in late November: Have you heard back at all? I heard secondhand that they have made at least some offers, but it would be helpful to know if many people have received them or if it's just one or two. (I don't want to reveal how I learned this, so please don't ask.)

Edit: Actually it would be great to hear from anyone who has interviewed with Bronx Defenders and heard back, but I'm especially interested in hearing from people who were invited to their office to interview.

I've heard back and offers have been made. Not sure if all but most.


This is annoying. I was given an interview, they never scheduled it, I reached out to remind them, and have not heard back. Any ideas on what I should do or is it a lost cause?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just FYI - New York Legal Aid has started to contact my listed references. Looks like they are starting to take action on the applicants that have had their Tina interviews.

Just wanted to keep everyone in the loop!


Oh, that's great! With most job interviews, it seems like they don't bother to call references unless they want to hire you - that's regarding all jobs, all industries, not any specific information about how LAS does it. I've been a reference for people in the past, and it seems that those people get an offer very shortly after I am called as reference.

For those of us in a bit less happy situation - has LAS actually sent out any rejections? The only thing I ever got from them was the automatic email that is generated when you submit, back in October. I think that means I'm out, unless they do another round of first interviews in spring or something.


to be honest- I work there now, and I heard that they are kind of behind in the hiring process. There is an intern in my division that hasn't even been interviewed yet- and I think they try to give at least all of the interns a panel interview. Also, they have sent out rejections to people both after the initial submit of resumes and after their panel interviews

Have you heard if Tina interviews for the last batch of interviewees has gone out? I was supposed to hear back last Monday but nothing. Interviewer had positive things to say to a contact about me though, so I'd be super sad


I would first e-mail the person who scheduled your interview to ask for an update- it's the holidays, etc. people run behind. Additionally, they were in the middle of negotiating contracts and I found out they just finished and have a new contract- so that could be the reason for the delay. Everytime I have e-mailed Tina I never hear back, but when I got through the people that scheduled me I have much better luck figuring out what's going on!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I would first e-mail the person who scheduled your interview to ask for an update- it's the holidays, etc. people run behind. Additionally, they were in the middle of negotiating contracts and I found out they just finished and have a new contract- so that could be the reason for the delay. Everytime I have e-mailed Tina I never hear back, but when I got through the people that scheduled me I have much better luck figuring out what's going on!

Sorry, is this the anon who works at LAS? So your sense is that for an update we ought to email the person who scheduled our interview (not the interviewers themselves, nor Tina)?

Also, I've heard that LAS will sometimes drag their feet on making offers but responds more quickly if you notify them that you've received another offer and have to decide soon. If that's true, is it only true after you've had a Tina interview, or before the Tina interview as well? FWIW, I thought my panel interview went very well. One of my interviewers told me in person and by email that they hope LAS hires me. But that was two months ago, and it's been crickets since then.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:36 pm

I haven't had a tina interview but informed the person I scheduled my panel interview with about an offer and she said that although the employment panel or whatever doesn't meet for a while they may be able to work something out. I'll give a full report if something happens.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:53 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.

Also received an offer!! Maybe we'll be working together! I haven't decided yet. I'm hoping they give us until mid-January or so to decide.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:
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.

Also received an offer!! Maybe we'll be working together! I haven't decided yet. I'm hoping they give us until mid-January or so to decide.

Congrats! yeah I'm really excited about it.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I would first e-mail the person who scheduled your interview to ask for an update- it's the holidays, etc. people run behind. Additionally, they were in the middle of negotiating contracts and I found out they just finished and have a new contract- so that could be the reason for the delay. Everytime I have e-mailed Tina I never hear back, but when I got through the people that scheduled me I have much better luck figuring out what's going on!

Sorry, is this the anon who works at LAS? So your sense is that for an update we ought to email the person who scheduled our interview (not the interviewers themselves, nor Tina)?

Also, I've heard that LAS will sometimes drag their feet on making offers but responds more quickly if you notify them that you've received another offer and have to decide soon. If that's true, is it only true after you've had a Tina interview, or before the Tina interview as well? FWIW, I thought my panel interview went very well. One of my interviewers told me in person and by email that they hope LAS hires me. But that was two months ago, and it's been crickets since then.



I don't WORK at legal aid as an attorney to clarify- I am an intern there and have several friends who already work at Legal Aid, and I also ask both of my supervisors about what's going on every couple of weeks. I have just been very proactive about everything and the person to e-mail is the person who scheduled your interview. She updated me about my panel interview after I turned in my application and told me I was still in the running. Additionally, I am working a death penalty/ habeas clinic at my law school next semester, and I wanted to send an updated resume. Again, she is the person who took my updated resume and made sure it made it into my file for the next time the committee meets. Tina told me they would be making their final decisions in December when I had my final interview with her, which was at the end of October and a reference told me they are just starting to call now. So even though I turned in my application materials literally the DAY they started accepting them, I am still waiting on things.

If you have another offer that you are seriously considering, I would definitely let them know- LAS is trying to move more quickly so it doesn't lose good candidates like it has in the past. It doesn't hurt to leverage- they know the market is tough for all of us.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:16 pm

Has anyone had their palm beach interview yet? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
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.

Also received an offer!! Maybe we'll be working together! I haven't decided yet. I'm hoping they give us until mid-January or so to decide.

Damn save some spots for me!! Did they say how many they were hiring? I have a panel interview coming up this week, I hope it's not just for show! Any tips or advice for the interview?




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