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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:25 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard from Miami State Atty's Office?


Current employee there. I know that 1 offer has gone out and has been accepted. And I know there were a few people who got round 3s who haven't heard anything yet.



(Am a different person than the Anon poster above)

Do you happen to know how many people who make it to the 3rd round get an offer? I've heard completely different things, from the 3rd interview being (almost) a formality and an offer is very likely, to making it to the 3rd round doesn't mean anything necessarily. And do you know the general timeline for hiring? Just wondering if I missed the hiring boat for Miami since I have no offer at this point.


Miami SAO from the quote here again. I'm not privy to a ton of hiring info because I'm not on the hiring committee, so consider this slightly more informed speculation. With respect to the 3rd Round, based on what I've heard (an experienced when I was interviewing) it's less of a formality here than other offices. So it's not unheard of to go through Round 3 and not get an offer.

I don't think you're out of the running just yet. The timeline is weird. In my class we had people hired in December-April before the starting August class. There were people who interviewed in January and didn't get offers until March/April. My advice to you is just stay in contact with recruiting coordinator and let him know you're interested.

On a similarly related note. This years hiring has been a little weird. The office usually brings in a Spring class of about 10-12 and a fall class of around 40. For reasons that are unknown to me, it appears that there isn't going to be a Spring class this year. So we're hiring 10 or so less lawyers.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:54 pm

got an email from Nassau telling me that I was a finalist for consideration for the next hiring class today

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:got an email from Nassau telling me that I was a finalist for consideration for the next hiring class today

I got this as well. So... almost congrats to us!

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:24 am

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Anonymous User wrote:got an email from Nassau telling me that I was a finalist for consideration for the next hiring class today

I got this as well. So... almost congrats to us!


I got this as well. I received the email in early January, a few weeks after my 3rd round interview. It can't be a bad sign, but I dont trust anything that isnt an offer...Also, the bold faced DO NOT DECLINE ANY OFFERS BECAUSE OF THIS EMAIL also leave me hesitant.

Do you all have anything about a timeline in your email? Mine just says we ll pick people when we are done interviewing.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:33 am

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Anonymous User wrote:got an email from Nassau telling me that I was a finalist for consideration for the next hiring class today

I got this as well. So... almost congrats to us!


I got this as well. I received the email in early January, a few weeks after my 3rd round interview. It can't be a bad sign, but I dont trust anything that isnt an offer...Also, the bold faced DO NOT DECLINE ANY OFFERS BECAUSE OF THIS EMAIL also leave me hesitant.

Do you all have anything about a timeline in your email? Mine just says we ll pick people when we are done interviewing.


Mine didn't. Though during my interview DA Rice said that they would be making offers in April.

And I agree-- it isn't an offer but it makes me feel better. They are clearing cutting people right after the third round so at least this means we're still in the running.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:59 am

Has anyone heard anything from Brooklyn yet or have an idea of what's going on over there?
Still no update on their website.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything from Brooklyn yet or have an idea of what's going on over there?
Still no update on their website.


Nope - heard nothing. Hopefully there is some news soon.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:22 pm

The longer and longer Brooklyn waits, the more and more I start to get worried they're not going to hire a class this year...

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The longer and longer Brooklyn waits, the more and more I start to get worried they're not going to hire a class this year...


I wonder the same thing. But since the new classes have always started in January, it still leaves plenty of time to hire a new class. On the bright side, if they do hire a new class the competition will be lower since every one else will have accepted jobs by then!

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:56 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:The longer and longer Brooklyn waits, the more and more I start to get worried they're not going to hire a class this year...


I wonder the same thing. But since the new classes have always started in January, it still leaves plenty of time to hire a new class. On the bright side, if they do hire a new class the competition will be lower since every one else will have accepted jobs by then!


That's a good point I hadn't considered! For those of us out of state, though, it's going to be a mess for bar-related things if we can't be sure we'll be taking NY bar, and so on.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone received an offer from Nassau or Queens?


I received an offer to Queens last week (and accepted). Good luck to all those who are waiting to hear back.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:30 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone received an offer from Nassau or Queens?


I received an offer to Queens last week (and accepted). Good luck to all those who are waiting to hear back.


Did you have a competing offer? Are you a former intern?

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:02 pm

Anyone else feeling like they are slowing starting to lose their mind while waiting?

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else feeling like they are slowing starting to lose their mind while waiting?


My mind has been gone for a while. I'm trying to formulate a backup plan. What do people who want to be prosecutors, but strike out do for a year? I know that I'll reapply for the next cycle, but I have no clue what kind of work I can/should pursue in the interim.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:47 pm

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My mind has been gone for a while. I'm trying to formulate a backup plan. What do people who want to be prosecutors, but strike out do for a year? I know that I'll reapply for the next cycle, but I have no clue what kind of work I can/should pursue in the interim.


Many smaller DA's offices only hire after the bar, so try them. Failing that:

If your wallet can afford the hit for a while, I'd say go for one of the unpaid "Special" AUSA positions. It will at least give you some prosecutorial experience to discuss in the next cycle.

Otherwise, anything you can get that is remotely related to litigation.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else feeling like they are slowing starting to lose their mind while waiting?


My mind has been gone for a while. I'm trying to formulate a backup plan. What do people who want to be prosecutors, but strike out do for a year? I know that I'll reapply for the next cycle, but I have no clue what kind of work I can/should pursue in the interim.


Many smaller DA's offices only hire after the bar, so try them. Failing that:

If your wallet can afford the hit for a while, I'd say go for one of the unpaid "Special" AUSA positions. It will at least give you some prosecutorial experience to discuss in the next cycle.

Otherwise, anything you can get that is remotely related to litigation.


SAUSA positions require experience, typically, though some might be available for 3Ls.

My plan is to clerk somewhere for a year. That way I can still be eligible for hire once the clerkship is finished.

Edit: Assuming I strike out this year. :(

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:07 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else feeling like they are slowing starting to lose their mind while waiting?


My mind has been gone for a while. I'm trying to formulate a backup plan. What do people who want to be prosecutors, but strike out do for a year? I know that I'll reapply for the next cycle, but I have no clue what kind of work I can/should pursue in the interim.


If money isn't an issue, or you're able to work part-time for a year or so, you can also work pro bono at one of the DA Offices. I know some people were doing that at Queens and Brooklyn.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:03 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone received an offer from Nassau or Queens?


I received an offer to Queens last week (and accepted). Good luck to all those who are waiting to hear back.


Did you have a competing offer? Are you a former intern?



No other competing offers and I wasn't a former intern. From what I've heard, I think I'm somewhat of an anomaly. I was interviewing at other New York offices, but Queens was my first choice so I accepted on the spot.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone received an offer from Nassau or Queens?


I received an offer to Queens last week (and accepted). Good luck to all those who are waiting to hear back.


Did you have a competing offer? Are you a former intern?



No other competing offers and I wasn't a former intern. From what I've heard, I think I'm somewhat of an anomaly. I was interviewing at other New York offices, but Queens was my first choice so I accepted on the spot.


Any idea when other offers might be made?

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby encore1101 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:06 pm

Friend of mine had 3rd round with Nassau this week, got an offer a few hours later. Second time I heard this happening.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby encore1101 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:07 pm

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Any idea when other offers might be made?


Be worry-free this week at least. I was told that the hiring ADA is on vacation until next week.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:04 pm

encore1101 wrote:Friend of mine had 3rd round with Nassau this week, got an offer a few hours later. Second time I heard this happening.


any special circumstances? other pending offers? former intern?

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby encore1101 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:09 pm

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encore1101 wrote:Friend of mine had 3rd round with Nassau this week, got an offer a few hours later. Second time I heard this happening.


any special circumstances? other pending offers? former intern?


Nope. I get the feeling DA Rice prefers females though.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:49 am

encore1101 wrote:
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encore1101 wrote:Friend of mine had 3rd round with Nassau this week, got an offer a few hours later. Second time I heard this happening.


any special circumstances? other pending offers? former intern?


Nope. I get the feeling DA Rice prefers females though.


So I take it those of us that got the letter with "pleased to inform you you are in the final group under consideration! Offers will be given after interviews are completed" are constructively waitlisted.

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Re: District Attorneys' Offices 2014

Postby encore1101 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:10 am

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encore1101 wrote:
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encore1101 wrote:Friend of mine had 3rd round with Nassau this week, got an offer a few hours later. Second time I heard this happening.


any special circumstances? other pending offers? former intern?


Nope. I get the feeling DA Rice prefers females though.


So I take it those of us that got the letter with "pleased to inform you you are in the final group under consideration! Offers will be given after interviews are completed" are constructively waitlisted.


Sounds like it, but like someone mentioned earlier, its still better than being outright rejected, which is also possible. I'd expect that once they're finished with all their third rounds, have all their "must-hires" already accounted for, they'll start going down the list. Definitely sucks as someone waiting to hear back.




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