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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:40 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:t-20 3L, below median. I hadn't considered this route until a few months ago, so neither of my summer experiences reflect a particular interest in a prosecutor's office: RA + 2/7/9/DC externship --> Senate judiciary (doing some crim justice reform stuff, which is what sparked my interest in Crim Law).

No moot court or trial ad experience.

What're my chances at a non-NYC DA's office? Am I perma-fuct?

You're not perma-fucked if you can express interest/take Crim Pro or Trial (or both), and be convincing in an interview/application.

Purely anecdotal, but I had a few friends decide their 3L they wanted to work for the DA after some firm stuff didn't work out for them. They got jobs. It just depends. Although, I will tell you from my own experience as an intern, being a prosecutor is intense, esp if you don't intern first and see many sentencings, etc, it can be hard to know how you will handle it. Make sure the idea and practice of being a prosecutor jives with you. There are other options if you're not into it.

Edit: Sorry I have zero idea of your chances. But if anyone else knows, I know someone similarly situated who would also be interested in the answer to this.


I know of similarly situated people who got hired (nyc office).

If your schools has a prosecution clinic (or anything remotely resembling one), go beg whoever runs it to let you in right now. Same with crim pro/trial ad/evidence. Reach out to alumni who are ADAs and talk to them about their day-to-day and the hiring process

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:12 pm

Good Day,

I have my third round with the Manhattan DA's office coming up. Can anyone give me some incite on what to expect from the Executive Panel please whether it is more hypos like round two or just trying to see if I am a good fit. I have not seen any posts of others speaking about this round unfortunately.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby sd5289 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Good Day,

I have my third round with the Manhattan DA's office coming up. Can anyone give me some incite on what to expect from the Executive Panel please whether it is more hypos like round two or just trying to see if I am a good fit. I have not seen any posts of others speaking about this round unfortunately.

Thank you in advance.


It is a more intense version of round 2. There will be hypos, and there will be more pointed questions about your fit for the office. The best piece of advice I have here is don't bullshit. They'll see right through it. Generally once you've gotten to this point, they're really looking to see whether you will be a good fit for this office or not. Be honest, make decisions during your hypos and explain why, and most importantly, remember your ethical obligations. You shouldn't just feel obligated to abide by our ethical obligations, you should understand the reasons why those obligations are important and agree with them.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:37 pm

Anybody hear back from Cook County waitlist after sending in their letter stating they passed the bar exam? And if so, was it by phone or email?




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