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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:03 pm

A classmate of mine was rejected by DANY via snail mail on Friday (1/22). They did their 2nd Round there in mid-November. They had also worked at DANY this past summer.

I'm still waiting to hear from them too. I had my 2nd round on 10/26 and emailed them on Thursday (1/21) to submit an updated unofficial transcript with my new grades. They emailed back the same day saying thank you and that my application was still pending...

Fingers crossed.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
reasonableperson wrote:So orientation training is:

Manhattan: 6 weeks (http://manhattanda.org/legal-training)
Brooklyn: 4 weeks (http://brooklynda.org/legal-training-unit)
Queens: 3 weeks (http://www.queensda.org/ada.html)
Bronx: 2 weeks (http://bronxda.nyc.gov/html/units/training.shtml)

What's up with this?


Sounds like the Bronx knows what's up.


im scurred :cry:

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
reasonableperson wrote:So orientation training is:

Manhattan: 6 weeks (http://manhattanda.org/legal-training)
Brooklyn: 4 weeks (http://brooklynda.org/legal-training-unit)
Queens: 3 weeks (http://www.queensda.org/ada.html)
Bronx: 2 weeks (http://bronxda.nyc.gov/html/units/training.shtml)

What's up with this?


Sounds like the Bronx knows what's up.


im scurred :cry:


I was told that there is additional training in the Bronx just not all at once in the beginning, anyone hear something similar or know anything about this?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
reasonableperson wrote:So orientation training is:

Manhattan: 6 weeks (http://manhattanda.org/legal-training)
Brooklyn: 4 weeks (http://brooklynda.org/legal-training-unit)
Queens: 3 weeks (http://www.queensda.org/ada.html)
Bronx: 2 weeks (http://bronxda.nyc.gov/html/units/training.shtml)

What's up with this?


Sounds like the Bronx knows what's up.


im scurred :cry:


I was told that there is additional training in the Bronx just not all at once in the beginning, anyone hear something similar or know anything about this?



Well the link for the Bronx has additional training that you likely would need before having a case load (ie. Legal Writing, Motion Practice, Speedy Trial, etc.). I imagine they just give you the bare-bones training so you can go right in to the Intake/ Early Case Assessment where you won't need those skills yet.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:43 pm

So has anyone been dinged by Cook County? Trying to assess if they just put everyone through to the 3rd round or if this means they might actually hire me

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby reasonableperson » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
reasonableperson wrote:So orientation training is:

Manhattan: 6 weeks (http://manhattanda.org/legal-training)
Brooklyn: 4 weeks (http://brooklynda.org/legal-training-unit)
Queens: 3 weeks (http://www.queensda.org/ada.html)
Bronx: 2 weeks (http://bronxda.nyc.gov/html/units/training.shtml)

What's up with this?


Sounds like the Bronx knows what's up.


im scurred :cry:


I was told that there is additional training in the Bronx just not all at once in the beginning, anyone hear something similar or know anything about this?



Well the link for the Bronx has additional training that you likely would need before having a case load (ie. Legal Writing, Motion Practice, Speedy Trial, etc.). I imagine they just give you the bare-bones training so you can go right in to the Intake/ Early Case Assessment where you won't need those skills yet.


TITCR.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
reasonableperson wrote:So orientation training is:

Manhattan: 6 weeks (http://manhattanda.org/legal-training)
Brooklyn: 4 weeks (http://brooklynda.org/legal-training-unit)
Queens: 3 weeks (http://www.queensda.org/ada.html)
Bronx: 2 weeks (http://bronxda.nyc.gov/html/units/training.shtml)

What's up with this?


Sounds like the Bronx knows what's up.


im scurred :cry:


I was told that there is additional training in the Bronx just not all at once in the beginning, anyone hear something similar or know anything about this?


The training is traditionally 3-4 weeks long, not 2 weeks. The head trainer has not changed (yet?). There is additional training sessions constantly, including a 1 week trial training with a mock trial at the end. There are also many optional sessions from senior ADAs like "effective cross-examination"

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So has anyone been dinged by Cook County? Trying to assess if they just put everyone through to the 3rd round or if this means they might actually hire me


I've heard that there might be a delay in getting back to us because of the upcoming primaries in March.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:08 pm

Has anyone heard anything from Philly or Miami yet?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything from Philly or Miami yet?


Miami, more offers in Feb.
Philly, if you haven't received an offer by now, you're pretty much done.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:So has anyone been dinged by Cook County? Trying to assess if they just put everyone through to the 3rd round or if this means they might actually hire me


I have not heard of anyone being rejected by Cook County. I know that all of the people who applied there from my Tier 1, out of region school received final round interviews and I know a person from a non-ranked, out of region school with no connection to Chicago who received one as well...

Doesn't make me feel good :?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:26 pm

What was the DANY 3rd round interview like?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So has anyone been dinged by Cook County? Trying to assess if they just put everyone through to the 3rd round or if this means they might actually hire me


I have not heard of anyone being rejected by Cook County. I know that all of the people who applied there from my Tier 1, out of region school received final round interviews and I know a person from a non-ranked, out of region school with no connection to Chicago who received one as well...

Doesn't make me feel good :?


Ugh. That does not make me feel good at ALL. Everyone I know is like "you got this! its in the bag!" I'm like ummm no.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:54 am

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Anonymous User wrote:So has anyone been dinged by Cook County? Trying to assess if they just put everyone through to the 3rd round or if this means they might actually hire me


I have not heard of anyone being rejected by Cook County. I know that all of the people who applied there from my Tier 1, out of region school received final round interviews and I know a person from a non-ranked, out of region school with no connection to Chicago who received one as well...

Doesn't make me feel good :?


Are you referring to UofI?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:20 am

Do NYC ADAs prosecute traffic violations?
I've heard somewhere that NYPD officers prosecute their own minor tickets.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby encore1101 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:Do NYC ADAs prosecute traffic violations?
I've heard somewhere that NYPD officers prosecute their own minor tickets.



No, NYC ADAs do not prosecute low level traffice tickets (i.e. speeding, cell phone while driving). They do prosecute DUIs, though.

The ADAs will prosecute them if its related to some more serious crime, like use of a cell phone led to mowing down a pedestrian who later died.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:24 pm

encore1101 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do NYC ADAs prosecute traffic violations?
I've heard somewhere that NYPD officers prosecute their own minor tickets.



No, NYC ADAs do not prosecute low level traffice tickets (i.e. speeding, cell phone while driving). They do prosecute DUIs, though.

The ADAs will prosecute them if its related to some more serious crime, like use of a cell phone led to mowing down a pedestrian who later died.


They also prosecute VTL 511 cases, which is basically unlicensed driving (DWI's are also VTL, but we always prosecute them). The above example would be a vehicular assault/manslaughter, and prosecuted under the PL section.

But for the most part, no. Speeding tickets and all that are not prosecuted by the DA's.

EDIT: whoops, accidental anon, but I have no idea how to fix it. Moderator feel free to change it to me.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:58 pm

Thank goodness for this, and appreciate the responses. Glad we actually only prosecute crimes.
My friend in NJ is stuck in traffic court prosecuting minor violations and it blows. He envies the big offices.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:43 pm

Mind = blown at the amount of training/orientation in NY.

My secondary market office's "training" consists of reading a notebook of old powerpoint slides related to DUIs, someone spending an hour showing you how to do the initial assay/prep of a case when it first lands on your desk, an hour of instruction on the various computer systems, and shadowing someone else for a few days. Then you get assigned a docket with ~20-30 files per week and told to start sending out pre-trial plea offers to the defense attorneys. Misdemeanor trials (except DUIIs) on your own in week 2. DUII trials after a month or so.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:41 pm

What are the background checks like for the nyc offices? I have a couple ACDs and an outright dismissal (facial insufficiency FTW). School C&F knows, da office never asked. Was previously fingerprinted for another office's internship background check, no issue.

Offer contingent on background investigation so naturally starting to get paranoid.

EDIT: 420 posts! LoL

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby sd5289 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What are the background checks like for the nyc offices? I have a couple ACDs and an outright dismissal (facial insufficiency FTW). School C&F knows, da office never asked. Was previously fingerprinted for another office's internship background check, no issue.

Offer contingent on background investigation so naturally starting to get paranoid.

EDIT: 420 posts! LoL


What do you mean they never asked? It's been a while but I'm almost positive I was asked if I'd ever been arrested, much less whether a case survived arraignments and ended up in motion practice...

Typically the background check is into criminal history, civil legal history, financial debt history, and some offices send investigators to your home address and ask your neighbors/building super about you.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:34 pm

sd5289 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What are the background checks like for the nyc offices? I have a couple ACDs and an outright dismissal (facial insufficiency FTW). School C&F knows, da office never asked. Was previously fingerprinted for another office's internship background check, no issue.

Offer contingent on background investigation so naturally starting to get paranoid.

EDIT: 420 posts! LoL


What do you mean they never asked? It's been a while but I'm almost positive I was asked if I'd ever been arrested, much less whether a case survived arraignments and ended up in motion practice...

Typically the background check is into criminal history, civil legal history, financial debt history, and some offices send investigators to your home address and ask your neighbors/building super about you.

Financial debt history? :shock: Can you elaborate?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:30 pm

sd5289 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What are the background checks like for the nyc offices? I have a couple ACDs and an outright dismissal (facial insufficiency FTW). School C&F knows, da office never asked. Was previously fingerprinted for another office's internship background check, no issue.

Offer contingent on background investigation so naturally starting to get paranoid.

EDIT: 420 posts! LoL


What do you mean they never asked? It's been a while but I'm almost positive I was asked if I'd ever been arrested, much less whether a case survived arraignments and ended up in motion practice...

Typically the background check is into criminal history, civil legal history, financial debt history, and some offices send investigators to your home address and ask your neighbors/building super about you.


Only was asked about convictions. These were all resolved at arraignment, think BS pink summons something like 10 years ago.

I imagine I fill out more paperwork closer to the start date to assist with the investigation, maybe a credit check release?

Other than that, I'm a solid candidate with an offer. How much should I worry?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:15 am

Miami is not having a March hiring class FYI. Any one have any offers for August?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:So has anyone been dinged by Cook County? Trying to assess if they just put everyone through to the 3rd round or if this means they might actually hire me


I have not heard of anyone being rejected by Cook County. I know that all of the people who applied there from my Tier 1, out of region school received final round interviews and I know a person from a non-ranked, out of region school with no connection to Chicago who received one as well...

Doesn't make me feel good :?


Are you referring to UofI?



Not referring to UofI.




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