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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:39 pm

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Tina herself told me I would hear back about actual EMPLOYMENT mid- December. I can PM you the e-mail from the coordinator if you want, but yeah, she told me it was the normal Jan/April hiring hulabaloo. I am VERY nervous that people are getting calls though.

Do you mean that you know for sure that people ARE receiving calls (that is, offers), or you're just worried that that MIGHT be happening?

Calls to schedule next round interviews

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:56 pm

Colorado offered this afternoon by email. I'm floored, this was my first choice. :D :D :D

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Colorado offered this afternoon by email. I'm floored, this was my first choice. :D :D :D

Also got an email offer from CO today.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:13 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Colorado offered this afternoon by email. I'm floored, this was my first choice. :D :D :D

Also got an email offer from CO today.


Congrats and welcome! Make sure to come to conference in the fall, even if you haven't been placed yet. It's a blast. (Current CO DPD here.)

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:21 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Colorado offered this afternoon by email. I'm floored, this was my first choice. :D :D :D

Also got an email offer from CO today.


Congrats and welcome! Make sure to come to conference in the fall, even if you haven't been placed yet. It's a blast. (Current CO DPD here.)


Does anyone know if there are more offers still to go out, or if all offers were sent out in one round?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:03 am

People who have interviewed with LAS - were your interviews in Manhattan or different boroughs? I have one coming up in the Bronx office, andI couldn't figure out if that means it's for a position in the Bronx or that's just who's available to conduct the interview that day.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:People who have interviewed with LAS - were your interviews in Manhattan or different boroughs? I have one coming up in the Bronx office, andI couldn't figure out if that means it's for a position in the Bronx or that's just who's available to conduct the interview that day.

The latter. They don't hire people to specific boroughs, but rather everyone in the new class ranks their preferences and then borough assignments are made.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:17 pm

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Tina herself told me I would hear back about actual EMPLOYMENT mid- December. I can PM you the e-mail from the coordinator if you want, but yeah, she told me it was the normal Jan/April hiring hulabaloo. I am VERY nervous that people are getting calls though.

Do you mean that you know for sure that people ARE receiving calls (that is, offers), or you're just worried that that MIGHT be happening?

Calls to schedule next round interviews


yeah, I haven't heard of any offers being made, just freaking out.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:57 pm

accepted new hampshire offer yesterday. I made it into the third round at brooklyn and whatever the interview after the panel is with legal aid. I was also in the reserve or whatever at NJ. I hope that this opens up a few spots for TLSers and want to thank this thread for all of the advice.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:43 pm

In case anyone else is still waiting for Philly, I got an email today. Has anyone actually scheduled/had their interview with Philly yet?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:In case anyone else is still waiting for Philly, I got an email today. Has anyone actually scheduled/had their interview with Philly yet?


I scheduled mine for later this month. The only thing I know at the moment is that it's expected to last like two hours or something and it involves a panel. I suspect they give you a hypo when you get there, but I don't know for sure.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:28 pm

Also got an email for an interview with Philly today. Pleasantly surprised because I figured I had been rejected after not hearing by 12/31.

I'm really interested in CO and thought I had a great interview at EJW, but I haven't heard anything since. Does anyone know if there is still any chance? Also, does anyone know if they send out rejections or does silence=rejection? Thanks!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Also got an email for an interview with Philly today. Pleasantly surprised because I figured I had been rejected after not hearing by 12/31.

I'm really interested in CO and thought I had a great interview at EJW, but I haven't heard anything since. Does anyone know if there is still any chance? Also, does anyone know if they send out rejections or does silence=rejection? Thanks!


My understanding is that all position offers were sent out yesterday.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:08 pm

For LAS first round - by summation, do they mean giving a closing argument regarding the hypo as if it were to a judge/jury? And is it a panel? I know there's been a lot of discussion about Legal Aid interviews, but I haven't really heard details about how the interview itself is done.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For LAS first round - by summation, do they mean giving a closing argument regarding the hypo as if it were to a judge/jury? And is it a panel? I know there's been a lot of discussion about Legal Aid interviews, but I haven't really heard details about how the interview itself is done.

Yes, a closing argument to a jury.
It's 2-3 people (so I guess technically a panel, although I've had much worse).

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:54 pm

does anyone have any idea how many positions philly is interviewing for?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:accepted new hampshire offer yesterday. I made it into the third round at brooklyn and whatever the interview after the panel is with legal aid. I was also in the reserve or whatever at NJ. I hope that this opens up a few spots for TLSers and want to thank this thread for all of the advice.

When was your panel interview? Congrats!

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:11 pm

I'm feeling like a complete fuck up for not scoring a position yet with all of these offers going out…wondering what I'm doing wrong. It's hard to stay positive this year :(

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm feeling like a complete fuck up for not scoring a position yet with all of these offers going out…wondering what I'm doing wrong. It's hard to stay positive this year :(


It's tough.. I know a lot of people who are very competent with great credentials that don't have anything lined up yet. It's still relatively early in the process, and the number of positions available to pre-bar 3Ls is so tiny compared to the number of applicants.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:35 pm

Offer from Hennepin.

Rejections from Contra Costa and Alameda.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Offer from Hennepin.

Rejections from Contra Costa and Alameda.
how and when did you hear back from contra costa?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Offer from Hennepin.

Rejections from Contra Costa and Alameda.
how and when did you hear back from contra costa?


Notified Robin about other offer and she told me.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:33 am

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Anonymous User wrote:accepted new hampshire offer yesterday. I made it into the third round at brooklyn and whatever the interview after the panel is with legal aid. I was also in the reserve or whatever at NJ. I hope that this opens up a few spots for TLSers and want to thank this thread for all of the advice.

When was your panel interview? Congrats!


thanks, panel interview was mid december and got offer shortly after. They gave me a good amount of time to decide.

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:37 am

How did you hear abt alameda?

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Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Postby berlynn619 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:23 am

To anyone waiting to hear from Philly -- I just received the email about an interview yesterday.




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