Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone have experience with going from volunteer DA -> any full time job? My SO was offered a sort-of paid part-time position (it'll cover gas to get there and lunch during those days and that's about it) with the "opportunity for re-evaluation" post-bar results. No other criminal law experience at all, and the position is an hour and a half from where we live, which is terrible.
But otoh, turning anything down right now seems like a poor decision.
Will your SO basically be a DA but without full time pay/benefits? Will he or she be able to pretty much do her own trials and cases? If so, this could be a good position if that's the only thing you have. It will also prevent any resume gaps.
I have a friend who was basically a volunteer DA for about a year and finally got offered a full time position when a spot opened up. He did his own trials and did everything a DA would do, except he wasn't paid...However, it's partly luck because you don't know when such a full time paid position will open up.
By the way, do you work? It can be very hard to live financially if you don't work.
Good luck, i really hope it works out.