Choose AG or DA internship?

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Choose AG or DA internship?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:58 pm

Anon because I don't want to share this info with anyone at my school yet.

Have 24 hours to decide. I can intern this summer at a DA's office where I can try/plea misdemeanors and possibly sit 2nd chair on a felony. The catch with the DA's office is that the DA will most likely be forcibly removed from office soon, just like her predecessor (did I just give away my location...lol).

The other option is I can intern with a section of my state AG's office where I will mostly research/write and maybe visit court a couple of times, but this section deals with almost every DA office in the state, on a limited level, so mucho contacts, even if it is probably a brief introduction at most.

I want to be a prosecutor as soon as possible out of school. Which would you pick and why?

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leobowski
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Re: Choose AG or DA internship?

Postby leobowski » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:22 pm

DA by a long shot, it gives you the kind of substantive courtroom experience that prosecutors look for. This isn't even close.

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Re: Choose AG or DA internship?

Postby TheSkipper » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:01 pm

Harris county?

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Re: Choose AG or DA internship?

Postby jml8756 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The catch with the DA's office is that the DA will most likely be forcibly removed from office soon, just like her predecessor (did I just give away my location...lol).


Why is that a "catch?" I would work for the DA. Brief introductions through the AG aren't going to help you at all when they have interns doing substantive work for them.

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Re: Choose AG or DA internship?

Postby magicman554 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:21 pm

Are you a 1L or 2L?




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