Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 29, 2015 11:08 am

I think I am the latest starting person on here (June 1). Really stoked though.

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Young Marino » Fri May 29, 2015 9:45 pm

I start June 3rd at the DA's office. I have my bar clearance and this is my 1L summer. Anyone think there's a chance I try a case this summer?

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 29, 2015 9:51 pm

^I didn't know that 1Ls could rep clients in court! In my state you need to have taken Evidence and PR in order to do so.

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby swampman » Fri May 29, 2015 11:18 pm

Young Marino wrote:I start June 3rd at the DA's office. I have my bar clearance and this is my 1L summer. Anyone think there's a chance I try a case this summer?

Nice. My state doesn't certify 1Ls, but my office would have me doing misdo bench trials daily if I could, maybe a couple jury trials too. Nobody wants to deal with speeding/simple possession crap. Obviously depends on office policy though.

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:50 pm

Orientation was today. It's going to be a good summer. Really hope I get a fellowship sponsor at the end of it.

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:17 pm

I get my own office. I can wear jeans in the office all summer. Loving it so far. 8)

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:28 am

I'm a little confused about the AmeriCorps funding. It says I can't start counting the 300 hours until the criminal background check goes through or something, but I've been working for like 3 weeks already. Those hours just can't count?

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Young Marino » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I get my own office. I can wear jeans in the office all summer. Loving it so far. 8)

Nice got my own office also. Bringing a few things to make it more "homey"

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Nebby » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:46 am

Raves: The clerks and I in my office had an informational interview with the head of the agency. Next week I'm going to a D.C. Circuit moot with my office and DOJ counterparts. I see newspaper articles everyday concerning agency action that I have assignments on. My summer has been amazing.

How is everyone else?

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Easy-E » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:33 pm

Nebby wrote:Raves: The clerks and I in my office had an informational interview with the head of the agency. Next week I'm going to a D.C. Circuit moot with my office and DOJ counterparts. I see newspaper articles everyday concerning agency action that I have assignments on. My summer has been amazing.

How is everyone else?


Preparing motions for the 3rd Circuit, which is kinda cool. Rocking jeans everyday, and enjoying the view from my office (though Prudential put up a monstrosity in most of the view). Going well so far.

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:51 pm

I love my job.

That is all.

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:34 am

So glad I didn't take a paid retail job on the weekend. These fellowship apps are going to be a LOT of work!

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:34 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a little confused about the AmeriCorps funding. It says I can't start counting the 300 hours until the criminal background check goes through or something, but I've been working for like 3 weeks already. Those hours just can't count?


Just checked the AmeriCorps JD Manual. It says:

Please be aware that members are responsible for consenting to criminal history checks prior
to their start dates, and may not count any hours worked before the initiation of these
checks.


Once you have initiated the criminal background check, you may start counting hours.

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:17 am

Free K-Cup coffee at my office all summer long! This will really cut down on my cost of living this summer, as I am a coffee-holic.

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Nebby » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:Free K-Cup coffee at my office all summer long! This will really cut down on my cost of living this summer, as I am a coffee-holic.

My spring internship had that, and it was amazing! I brought a french press to my current gig. They have a hot water dispenser that's hot enough to use in the french press.

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:00 am

Is it kosher to TLS during your lunch break?

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Nebby » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:03 am

I mean, as long as your work gets done in time and it's good product then you're free to occupy the time however you please.

*posted while in the bathroom

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:16 pm

Ok. I know that there is a trend of TLS megaposters being no-offered by their BigLawl firms, so I was just wondering whether that applied to the public sector as well! (I really want my summer 2015 employer) to be my fellowship sponsor).

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby BlueLotus » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:56 pm

Quality of life in my office is ridiculously high. Meaningful work, no one leaves after 7 pm, good benefits, etc. It would be my dream to work here FTLT post-grad.

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:14 am

When I submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, etc. to potential fellowship sponsors, should it be in Word or PDF? Or does it not matter?

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby BlueLotus » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:47 am

I am working at a non-profit civil legal services organization this summer. Dress is casual barring court appearances--I can even wear jeans in the office.

I just got an email from a Big Law partner who is a Board Member of said organization. He is inviting me out to lunch next week. Should I wear business formal for this lunch, or dress as I usually do?

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Easy-E » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:15 am

BlueLotus wrote:I am working at a non-profit civil legal services organization this summer. Dress is casual barring court appearances--I can even wear jeans in the office.

I just got an email from a Big Law partner who is a Board Member of said organization. He is inviting me out to lunch next week. Should I wear business formal for this lunch, or dress as I usually do?


I'm thinking maybe higher end of business-casual, chinos, button-up, brown dress shoes?

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Kratos » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:16 am

BlueLotus wrote:I am working at a non-profit civil legal services organization this summer. Dress is casual barring court appearances--I can even wear jeans in the office.

I just got an email from a Big Law partner who is a Board Member of said organization. He is inviting me out to lunch next week. Should I wear business formal for this lunch, or dress as I usually do?

probly dress a little more formal

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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:34 pm

Am I a gunner if I ask my supervisor for more work? The workload is pretty light right now (though it is early in the internship).

ETA: accidental anon--this is BlueLotus.
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Re: Public Interest 2015: Thoughts, Anxieties, Experiences...

Postby Nebby » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Am I a gunner if I ask my supervisor for more work? The workload is pretty light right now (though it is early in the internship).

No. The worst thing you can do is have a slow workload, because it makes the days fucking draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag on, and you're also not getting a full experience.




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