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Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:14 pm

Has anyone done this? What kind of things do they look for in a lateral? How soon is "too soon" to try and make the move?

Currently in big law, not loving it, and would like to get out as soon as possible (as soon as after a year). Part of that comes from a re-evaluation of what I want out of life and my career. I went to law school to be on my feet, in court, and actually making a meaningful and (more) obvious impact on lives and society. I want responsibility early. I'm realizing already that being happy in my career is more important to me than rushing my way out of debt.

Any tips on big law --> Manhattan DA?

Thanks all.

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:26 pm

Best tip for Manhattan DA's Office: Bilingual English/Spanish.

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:40 pm

I have a friend that works in Manhattan's DA office. You might want to rethink your plan. My friend works like 60 hour work weeks almost every week. Maybe you should shoot for DA offices in smaller cities. You would have a lower cost of living and probably a smaller work load.

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:44 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:I have a friend that works in Manhattan's DA office. You might want to rethink your plan. My friend works like 60 hour work weeks almost every week. Maybe you should shoot for DA offices in smaller cities. You would have a lower cost of living and probably a smaller work load.


Work load isn't the concern; quality of work is.

I have no problem putting in 60-70 hour weeks.

I do when the work is mind numbing and meaningless.

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:49 pm

I understand what you mean. I do. I am not going to law school to help one rich corporation win against another rich corporation. But you are fucking yourself by going to Manhattan's DA office. Go make a difference in a smaller city and not be broke by NYC's COL.

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby BeenDidThat » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone done this? What kind of things do they look for in a lateral? How soon is "too soon" to try and make the move?

Currently in big law, not loving it, and would like to get out as soon as possible (as soon as after a year). Part of that comes from a re-evaluation of what I want out of life and my career. I went to law school to be on my feet, in court, and actually making a meaningful and (more) obvious impact on lives and society. I want responsibility early. I'm realizing already that being happy in my career is more important to me than rushing my way out of debt.

Any tips on big law --> Manhattan DA?

Thanks all.


This question has been addressed ad nauseum in here. Run a few searches on exit options and you should run across the threads I'm thinking of.

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:19 pm

BeenDidThat wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone done this? What kind of things do they look for in a lateral? How soon is "too soon" to try and make the move?

Currently in big law, not loving it, and would like to get out as soon as possible (as soon as after a year). Part of that comes from a re-evaluation of what I want out of life and my career. I went to law school to be on my feet, in court, and actually making a meaningful and (more) obvious impact on lives and society. I want responsibility early. I'm realizing already that being happy in my career is more important to me than rushing my way out of debt.

Any tips on big law --> Manhattan DA?

Thanks all.


This question has been addressed ad nauseum in here. Run a few searches on exit options and you should run across the threads I'm thinking of.


I did. I didn't find what I was looking for. I think I'll keep this thread. Do appreciate the concern though.

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:05 pm

Why would you want to go to the Manhattan DA instead of the AUSA's office?

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby nevdash » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Why would you want to go to the Manhattan DA instead of the AUSA's office?

Why would anyone want to buy a Honda Civic instead of a Ferrari? Also, good anon use.

And also, what the fuck is an "AUSA's office?"

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:26 pm

"AUSA" = Ass't US Attorneys

Manhattan DA's office may be the most sophisticated DAs office in the country due to the financial district & complex investigations/charges/crimes. Also, a great move if one is interested in running for political office.
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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby Torney12 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:28 pm

nevdash wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Why would you want to go to the Manhattan DA instead of the AUSA's office?

Why would anyone want to buy a Honda Civic instead of a Ferrari? Also, good anon use.

And also, what the fuck is an "AUSA's office?"
Surely, you can't be as stupid and needlessly argumentative as your post suggests. I hope you were joking.
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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby nevdash » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:28 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:"AUSA" = Ass't US Attorneys

Manhattan DA's office may be the most sophisticated DAs office in the country due to the financial district & complex investigations/charges/crimes.

You sound dumb.

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby Torney12 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:29 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:"AUSA" = Ass't US Attorneys

Manhattan DA's office may be the most sophisticated DAs office in the country due to the financial district & complex investigations/charges/crimes. Also, a great move if one is interested in running for political office.
Better move than the EDNY or SDNY USAO?

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby nevdash » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:31 pm

Torney12 wrote:
nevdash wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Why would you want to go to the Manhattan DA instead of the AUSA's office?

Why would anyone want to buy a Honda Civic instead of a Ferrari? Also, good anon use.

And also, what the fuck is an "AUSA's office?"
Surely, you can't be as stupid and needlessly argumentative as your post suggests. I hope you were joking.

You sound dumb.

And the quoted post was stupid enough to require a stupidly argumentative post. Of *course* the OP probably wants to work at a USAO. Most people would rather drive a Ferrari than a Honda Civic, but most people can't get a Ferrari. Just like most people would rather work at a USAO than a DA's office, but most people can't get a job at a USAO.

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:32 pm

BU is lucky to have you. :D

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby nevdash » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:34 pm

Mods?

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby Torney12 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:10 pm

nevdash wrote:
Torney12 wrote:
nevdash wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Why would you want to go to the Manhattan DA instead of the AUSA's office?

Why would anyone want to buy a Honda Civic instead of a Ferrari? Also, good anon use.

And also, what the fuck is an "AUSA's office?"
Surely, you can't be as stupid and needlessly argumentative as your post suggests. I hope you were joking.

You sound dumb.

And the quoted post was stupid enough to require a stupidly argumentative post. Of *course* the OP probably wants to work at a USAO. Most people would rather drive a Ferrari than a Honda Civic, but most people can't get a Ferrari. Just like most people would rather work at a USAO than a DA's office, but most people can't get a job at a USAO.
Ah. Thanks for conceding that your post was "stupidly argumentative" and that you are indeed a quarrelsome fool. I'll leave you to your trolling for fights now.

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Re: Big Law --> Manhattan DA?

Postby nevdash » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:15 pm

Torney12 wrote:Ah. Thanks for conceding that your post was "stupidly argumentative" and that you are indeed a quarrelsome fool. I'll leave you to your trolling for fights now.

You sound pretentious and dumb. I didn't concede that I'm a quarrelsome fool. You might think that's the case, and we can certainly argue about that. But I definitely didn't concede it.




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