I had a second round interview with a public defender office. Because I went to law school out of state, I had to travel to this call back on my own dime. The morning of the interview, the secretary called me and asked me if I could come in a couple hours earlier for my interview, since when she had scheduled my interview she had overlooked the office holiday party taking place that afternoon. I said sure. I arrived at the office and was escorted to an interview room, where I sat by myself for about an hour. Finally an attorney comes in, and he seems flustered, and said no one had any idea that there was an interview today. He leaves to find the other interviewers. About 15 minutes later all my interviewers come in, and one of them says we're going to have to "make this quick." I offer to come back or reschedule (although I have no idea when I would do so), but she says "no, there's no point - let's just do it now." I am told that I am going to do a simulation where I will interview one of the attorneys who will be acting as my client, and then give a bail argument. So I interview my client, and then give my bail argument. One of the attorneys says, "OK, that will have to do, we'll be in touch," and then walks me to the door after I shake everyone's hand. I thought this was really weird that no one asked me any questions in my call back, and that the total "interview" time was about 20 minutes.
I talked to other people who had a 2nd interview with this office, and they said that the simulation had just been the starting point of the callback, not the entire thing. Apparently, every other candidate discussed the simulation and was given feedback from his/her interviewers. The interviewers also then had moved on to normal interviewing, where they asked the candidate questions, and took questions, etc. So my interview was basically cut short because they wanted to day drink at the office party.
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