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Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:48 pm

Anyone have any insight on what the first interview is like for the Los Angeles DA office for a permanent deputy DA position? I haven't been able to figure out if they'll be giving out hypos or regular interview questions, since there is a second "selection interview" as well. Any advice is appreciated.

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:42 pm

I have also been trying to find this information out as well. If you hear anything please let us know. Thanks and good luck!

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:08 pm

Same here.

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:28 am

Did you have post-bars? It's definitely not a public listing

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:46 am

ajax adonis wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Did you have post-bars? It's definitely not a public listing


Are you talking to me? I don't know what you're talking about?

Post-bars?


No, referring to the OP and the second anon. I'm someone else

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:04 pm

OP, are you talking hypothetically? Because I'm fairly certain that they aren't externally hiring at this moment.

Not sure what the hiring is like for LA, but I know for both Ventura and OC it's a 2-3 round interview process: regular screener (like every other job in the country), an oral examination where you are asked a series of hypos, and a final interview with the DA herself.

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby adonai » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:39 pm

The last selection consisted of what seems to be an initial screener, followed by something called a "selection interview" if you placed in the top two score bands. If I remember correctly, there is a meeting with the DA herself, which I've heard was just a formality of sorts. I think LADA is one of the most difficult to get (with regards to job security timing) since you had to have passed the bar already. I've heard of people who volunteered for a year or more not getting the position. That's got to hurt.

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:30 pm

Reviving this thread for 2013 applications for DDA I positions (the application period that just ended earlier this month). Has anyone heard anything about first round interviews yet?

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:04 am

Where did you see these open DDA positions? When would the job start?

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:36 am

The posts from 2012 must have been discussing limited hiring. There was an open application period in the winter of 2011 and any new hires between then and now have been from those that applied at that time.

The most recent open application period was Dec 2-13 of 2013. All new hires should be from this list. There may be additional hiring from the same list in the future (only basing this on how the hiring played out from 2011-2013).

I don't know exactly what is expected during the various interviews, but I do think a lot of people should get the first round interview because that is basically how they rank people on the list. Only the top candidates go on to the "selection interview." No idea on what % of people move on.

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:13 am

Anyone else out there apply and/or hear about an interview yet?

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby gnarlyfingers » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:31 pm

bump? Has anyone heard anything?

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby travellingboarder » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:33 pm

gnarlyfingers wrote:bump? Has anyone heard anything?


Still waiting...

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:36 pm

Crickets...

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby travellingboarder » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:51 am

Still nothing from LA...

Nothing from Riverside either.

I'm assuming that they REALLY slowed down during the holidays, so they're catching up on work this week. Maybe we'll hear something next week...here's to hope!

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby travellingboarder » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:30 am

Got my letter today with my interview date.

Does anyone have any idea what the interview will be like? I know it's 20 minutes, but that's about it so far...

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:26 am

Got my interview letter today (out of state, so not surprised at the delay). Still, it went out quite a few days after the prior poster's must have. Might be helpful info for someone.

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:04 pm

Anyone know how many rounds there are for the Los Angeles DA positions? I believe they should have completed all the first round interviews or will have by the end of this week.

Also if anyone knows how many applied/how many received first round interviews?

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:57 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know how many rounds there are for the Los Angeles DA positions? I believe they should have completed all the first round interviews or will have by the end of this week.

Also if anyone knows how many applied/how many received first round interviews?

3 rounds. 1100+ apps, all receive first round interviews. 10-20 spots. That's a 1-2% chance of landing the job. After this year's hiring, they won't be hiring for another couple years, barring a miraculous increase in funding. So good luck to all and really have a backup plan because there are people who have clerked for LADA all throughout law school and still don't get the position. LADA isn't a place to apply to to get a job, it's a place to apply to when you already have a job. Most people they hire already have years of experience being an attorney.

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know how many rounds there are for the Los Angeles DA positions? I believe they should have completed all the first round interviews or will have by the end of this week.

Also if anyone knows how many applied/how many received first round interviews?

3 rounds. 1100+ apps, all receive first round interviews. 10-20 spots. That's a 1-2% chance of landing the job. After this year's hiring, they won't be hiring for another couple years, barring a miraculous increase in funding. So good luck to all and really have a backup plan because there are people who have clerked for LADA all throughout law school and still don't get the position. LADA isn't a place to apply to to get a job, it's a place to apply to when you already have a job. Most people they hire already have years of experience being an attorney.


How many people make it to the second round? And how do the scoring bands work? V and 1?

And does that mean those who are straight out of the law school have even less of a chance than 1-2%?

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:59 pm

Hey All. Has anyone heard back regarding a second interview? Please share. Thanks.

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:35 pm

Crickets. Anyone hear anything? Y/N?

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Re: Los Angeles District Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:48 am

Still waiting…no news yet




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