V20 Litigation -> DA's Office?

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V20 Litigation -> DA's Office?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:05 am

Rising 3L at YHS.

This summer I did commercial litigation in SF, but my dream job is elected office and I really enjoyed doing criminal prosecution my 1L summer. Ideally I'd be an ADA and then run for office, but I'm thinking of accepting my fulltime offer. Ignoring the political aspirations, do third/fourth year litigation associates ever move to DA's offices, or is most ADA hiring entry-level? Sample size is small at my school so I thought I'd check here, thanks.

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Re: V20 Litigation -> DA's Office?

Postby Tanicius » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:Rising 3L at YHS.

This summer I did commercial litigation in SF, but my dream job is elected office and I really enjoyed doing criminal prosecution my 1L summer. Ideally I'd be an ADA and then run for office, but I'm thinking of accepting my fulltime offer. Ignoring the political aspirations, do third/fourth year litigation associates ever move to DA's offices, or is most ADA hiring entry-level? Sample size is small at my school so I thought I'd check here, thanks.


Someone I know through Boalt just quit at a high-end firm in SF and went to a Bay Area DA office. You can do it as long as you have some kind of resume that will assure them you'd be good at it, which a 1L summer at a DA's office should.

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Re: V20 Litigation -> DA's Office?

Postby anon168 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Rising 3L at YHS.

This summer I did commercial litigation in SF, but my dream job is elected office and I really enjoyed doing criminal prosecution my 1L summer. Ideally I'd be an ADA and then run for office, but I'm thinking of accepting my fulltime offer. Ignoring the political aspirations, do third/fourth year litigation associates ever move to DA's offices, or is most ADA hiring entry-level? Sample size is small at my school so I thought I'd check here, thanks.


It happens all the time.

I've known at least 2 people that went from firm to ADA in SF.




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