Anonymous User wrote:What's going on at DANY? Heard lots of rumors of turnover/general dissatisfaction in the Trial Bureaus. For example, they usually lose about 17 Trial Division ADAs a year and as of June they've lost over 40. Spoke briefly with someone who uses to work there (now an AUSA) and said morale is way low and that a lot of people feel undervalued.
Current Manhattan ADA here. Actually kinda depends on the trial bureau (some are experiencing dips in morale, and one in particular is rock bottom, while others are on the rebound or never went down). The office is having to pay for its crazy hiring practices over the past 5 or so years, 2013 being the worst where they only put 4 rookies in each bureau and there are months where there are 5-6 institutional assignments so that class was basically assigned every day. Everyone's rookie year is hard because you're assigned most of the time while handling 150-200 cases, but the office unnecessarily made it even worse with smaller classes. They're finally going back in the right direction (they hired a class large enough to supply 8 rookies per bureau), but the office is losing the ADA's who suffered through the severe overstretch.
So there's been an uptick in people leaving in addition to the normal turnover of people going to US Attorney's Offices, firms, etc. I suspect it will even back out once the affected classes from the hiring shenanigans have left.
ETA: also, I don't think the 40 figure is correct. There have been quite a few farewell emails over this summer, but I don't think the figure is that high.
Does anyone know if we get 2 tries at the bar for dany? Freaking out a bit
You get 3 tries total. If you don't pass the 1st time, you get the month of February off (paid) to study. However, if you fail again, you have to take July off (unpaid), and if you don't pass that 3rd time you're let go.