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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:09 pm
by Anonymous User
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Congrats! Me too


Hey just curious are you guys from/do you go to school out of state? Still hoping for a call/e-mail here myself.


Yes, I am from out of state.


Cool. Was just asking because it seems like everyone ITT who has gotten a call/e-mail about a first round has been out of state. I'm not and haven't gotten a call, so hoping there's something to that.


Hi I also got the call this morning and I am not from out of state

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:11 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Hey just curious are you guys from/do you go to school out of state? Still hoping for a call/e-mail here myself.


Yes, I am from out of state.


Cool. Was just asking because it seems like everyone ITT who has gotten a call/e-mail about a first round has been out of state. I'm not and haven't gotten a call, so hoping there's something to that.


I'm the second poster who got a call, I go to school out of state also but am from LI.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:12 pm
by Anonymous User
Seems my theory has become defunct.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:44 pm
by tootiefruitie523
Has anyone heard anything from Philly? I had my second (and final) round in mid-November, was told that they would start telling people towards the end of December; counting time off for Xmas, it is getting towards the end of December.

Also, anyone apply to and/or hear anything from Boston (Suffolk County)? I applied on Oct. 31 (first day app was open), and haven't heard nary a word, good or bad.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:35 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Seems my theory has become defunct.



I wouldn't read too much into if you got called back or not just yet. Their interview scheduling is slightly odd "E-mail us your non-availability during the first two weeks of January." There's no way they could fit everybody they were interested in. I'm sure there's a method to their madness.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:40 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Had 2nd and 3rd round in early November / late October.

2nd Round: three ADAs, some hypos. Like every poster has said here, don't worry about knowing substantive law. They want to know what your instincts are. This interview felt way more casual (at least to me) than I had expected. They didn't really grill me, they gave me plenty of time to answer questions thoroughly before following up.

3rd Round: executive panel. This was way more intense. Panelists would jump in and interrupt me halfway through answers. We talked a lot more about substantive law. They based their questions off of my 2L summer work experience (working in DOJ section) and my writing sample. They also grilled me more about me personally: why I wanted to be an ADA, why DANY / NYC, etc.

Felt horrible after round 3, but I think that's pretty common. Just smile and try to get through it, honestly.

Anyway, no word from them yet on 4th Round or rejection. According to DANY-specific thread, rejection comes by mail, so I'm wearily keeping an eye on my mailbox.




YMMV.

My second round was more intense. I had one hypo, but the ADAs grilled me and they looked at me like I was crazy when I answered. At one point, one said said "Wow, that's really your answer?" It was unnerving, but at least they seemed engaged.

Third round was completely opposite. They asked me general stuff, I probably said some stuff I shouldn't have, but I did in the interest of being completely honest. No hypo, but they asked me about a Moot Court competition I had recently won. One started to argue with me about the issue of the moot court problem, even though I agreed with him, but I had to defend my position as if I didn't. Odd. The interviewers seemed more disinterested than my first round ADA or the second round panel.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:09 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seems my theory has become defunct.



I wouldn't read too much into if you got called back or not just yet. Their interview scheduling is slightly odd "E-mail us your non-availability during the first two weeks of January." There's no way they could fit everybody they were interested in. I'm sure there's a method to their madness.


I completely agree. If there's one thing I've learned during this process is you can't predict how the offices are handling their interviewing/scheduling. They all have their own timetables and procedures

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:18 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seems my theory has become defunct.



I wouldn't read too much into if you got called back or not just yet. Their interview scheduling is slightly odd "E-mail us your non-availability during the first two weeks of January." There's no way they could fit everybody they were interested in. I'm sure there's a method to their madness.


I completely agree. If there's one thing I've learned during this process is you can't predict how the offices are handling their interviewing/scheduling. They all have their own timetables and procedures


I agree, however I do find it odd that they're calling some people and e-mailing others. I wonder why that it is.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:35 am
by Anonymous User
tootiefruitie523 wrote:Has anyone heard anything from Philly? I had my second (and final) round in mid-November, was told that they would start telling people towards the end of December; counting time off for Xmas, it is getting towards the end of December.

Also, anyone apply to and/or hear anything from Boston (Suffolk County)? I applied on Oct. 31 (first day app was open), and haven't heard nary a word, good or bad.


I was told the same thing by Philly (they said they are trying to get offers out by the New Year)- I still haven't heard

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:36 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:My second round was more intense. I had one hypo, but the ADAs grilled me and they looked at me like I was crazy when I answered. At one point, one said said "Wow, that's really your answer?" It was unnerving, but at least they seemed engaged.

Third round was completely opposite. They asked me general stuff, I probably said some stuff I shouldn't have, but I did in the interest of being completely honest. No hypo, but they asked me about a Moot Court competition I had recently won. One started to argue with me about the issue of the moot court problem, even though I agreed with him, but I had to defend my position as if I didn't. Odd. The interviewers seemed more disinterested than my first round ADA or the second round panel.


Disinterest is definitely the right word to describe round 3.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:44 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seems my theory has become defunct.



I wouldn't read too much into if you got called back or not just yet. Their interview scheduling is slightly odd "E-mail us your non-availability during the first two weeks of January." There's no way they could fit everybody they were interested in. I'm sure there's a method to their madness.


I completely agree. If there's one thing I've learned during this process is you can't predict how the offices are handling their interviewing/scheduling. They all have their own timetables and procedures


I agree, however I do find it odd that they're calling some people and e-mailing others. I wonder why that it is.

Now you freaked me out. I got an email instead of a call

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:44 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seems my theory has become defunct.



I wouldn't read too much into if you got called back or not just yet. Their interview scheduling is slightly odd "E-mail us your non-availability during the first two weeks of January." There's no way they could fit everybody they were interested in. I'm sure there's a method to their madness.


I completely agree. If there's one thing I've learned during this process is you can't predict how the offices are handling their interviewing/scheduling. They all have their own timetables and procedures


I agree, however I do find it odd that they're calling some people and e-mailing others. I wonder why that it is.

Now you freaked me out. I got an email instead of a call

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:26 am
by Anonymous User
Does anyone know whether a competing offer helps or hurts your chances with another office? Particularly if that office is very select and takes a long time to respond?

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:28 pm
by Anonymous User
Anyone know whats the consensus on sending thank yous after a first round interview with a DA's office?

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:50 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know whether a competing offer helps or hurts your chances with another office? Particularly if that office is very select and takes a long time to respond?


I think it can go either way to be honest. When I left my third round interview at the Bronx they told me to call them if I got any other offers which I think in my case would help me. At the same time, I know of people who have gotten other offers and informed their other prospects and were simply taken out of the running.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:04 pm
by Anonymous User
Anyone who had a third round for the Bronx Sept. class heard about an offer? I saw one poster in the Bronx thread who received an offer, didn't know if there was anyone else.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:46 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone who had a third round for the Bronx Sept. class heard about an offer? I saw one poster in the Bronx thread who received an offer, didn't know if there was anyone else.


I had my third round yesterday, and I received an offer last night.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:48 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone who had a third round for the Bronx Sept. class heard about an offer? I saw one poster in the Bronx thread who received an offer, didn't know if there was anyone else.


I am 'patiently' waiting for a call from them. How long ago did you interview? I'm at 2 and a half weeks

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:50 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone who had a third round for the Bronx Sept. class heard about an offer? I saw one poster in the Bronx thread who received an offer, didn't know if there was anyone else.


I had my third round yesterday, and I received an offer last night.


can I ask if you have another offer or something somewhere that made them make a decision so quickly?

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:22 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone who had a third round for the Bronx Sept. class heard about an offer? I saw one poster in the Bronx thread who received an offer, didn't know if there was anyone else.


I had my third round yesterday, and I received an offer last night.


can I ask if you have another offer or something somewhere that made them make a decision so quickly?



Interested in this too.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:27 pm
by Anonymous User
Regular mail ding from Suffolk. Pretty surprised since I have had interviews with every other NY office, was born and raised on LI and went to undergrad in Suffolk. Oh well.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:00 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone who had a third round for the Bronx Sept. class heard about an offer? I saw one poster in the Bronx thread who received an offer, didn't know if there was anyone else.


I had my third round yesterday, and I received an offer last night.


can I ask if you have another offer or something somewhere that made them make a decision so quickly?



Interested in this too.


No other offers. The only thing I can think of that made them send me a decision so early was I'm farther along in other offices

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:30 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I had my third round yesterday, and I received an offer last night.


can I ask if you have another offer or something somewhere that made them make a decision so quickly?



Interested in this too.


No other offers. The only thing I can think of that made them send me a decision so early was I'm farther along in other offices


Thanks for letting us know.
This is the second time I've heard about someone getting a really quick turn around on the decision and it's starting to make me pretty nervous to be honest

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:16 pm
by Anonymous User
I have a few friends who were hired in the last few classes, and their timeline for a response was anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. I'm honestly beginning to think that the timing of these responses from offices are just to mess with your head.

Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:34 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:I have a few friends who were hired in the last few classes, and their timeline for a response was anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. I'm honestly beginning to think that the timing of these responses from offices are just to mess with your head.


Yeah, it really seems like "no news is good news" is the only approach to take. And reading this thread is certainly not helping my anxiety about hearing back.