Anonymous User wrote:Kind of a random question, but I'd appreciate your opinions on what you'd do in my shoes.
3L graduating in spring. Interviewed for a state supreme court (highest court) job in the fall, didn't get it, but the justice said I was second choice. Since then I have interviewed and have applications pending for DA jobs, what I really want to do, and Im working part time at a 4 attorney firm that might take me on after graduation, I still have to talk to them about it. Today the justice called to say another judge has an opening and wanted to know if he could pass my name along. Past clerks with the new judge have had mixed experiences, although this judge is highly respected by DAs which could help me get into the office. I said yes, but that I had applications pending elsewhere. New judge's clerk leaves message today to set up interview. So my question is, if you were me would you take this interview, knowing that if the DA job comes through I'd much rather do that then work for this particular judge? Thanks!
YES. Based on my experience, I would interview. Clerking for any judge is an invaluable experience. And if the judge is highly respected by DAs, then he could help you in applying for DA jobs.