DOJ and Public Defender conflicts

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DOJ and Public Defender conflicts

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:46 am

I was wondering, would public defender offices look unkindly on someone who worked at DOJ for a summer even if I was in the civil rights division rather than the prosecution division? What about people who work for firms during the summer but intern at public defenders' offices during the school year?

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Re: DOJ and Public Defender conflicts

Postby catinthewall » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:23 pm

Neither one of those should be a problem because you weren't prosecuting, and even if you were, an internship in criminal prosecution isn't always going to kill your shot with the PD. If anything, I imagine the PD would look at the civil rights division as a positive.

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Re: DOJ and Public Defender conflicts

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:44 pm

I've worked in both prosecution and PDs and had no problem. However, it sometimes does depend on the PD office. I've found that prosecution officers are more accepting of some past PD exp.




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