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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:17 pm

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No hypos, all behavioral Q's.



What's a behavioral Q?


Describe a time you faced a difficult task, how'd you solve/overcome it? etc.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if you get an offer how long each office gives you before you make a decision?


Might depend, but to the best of my knowledge - officially, Bk - 1 week, DANY/Queens - 2 weeks. I believe it's fairly easy to get a reasonable extension if you need it.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:57 am

Does anyone know how they determine callback order in the NYC offices? Is it a ranking of strength of candidate?

I'm consistently getting called weeks after all of my classmates who I know have higher GPAs.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:51 pm

Call back order may depend in some part in the strength of the candidate. But it also depends on candidates with competing interviews and offers. I know that at DANY it is mostly down to how long the interviewer takes to hand your file back to legal hiring. Sometimes they have it sitting on their desk for weeks before they get around to completing the review form.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby sd5289 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if you get an offer how long each office gives you before you make a decision?


Typically 1 week. Maybe 2. Always inform the other offices when you receive an offer. If they're interested in you they'll move.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:41 am

Queens has started mailing out rejection letters for 1st rounders.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:Queens has started mailing out rejection letters for 1st rounders.


They started doing this a while ago. People got rejection letters earlier this month.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:17 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Queens has started mailing out rejection letters for 1st rounders.


They started doing this a while ago. People got rejection letters earlier this month.


Ah, well they are still doing so, friend just got one last week. Provides some more support for the "slowness" of Queens hiring.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby sd5289 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:24 am

Queens also doesn't hire regular "classes" like Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. It's a smaller office, so there's more of a hiring as needed approach with them. I know that when I went through this process last year, Queens told me they were definitely hiring at least some ADA's because they needed them. I'm not sure what the status is this time around.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:17 pm

sd5289 wrote:Queens also doesn't hire regular "classes" like Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. It's a smaller office, so there's more of a hiring as needed approach with them. I know that when I went through this process last year, Queens told me they were definitely hiring at least some ADA's because they needed them. I'm not sure what the status is this time around.



They absolutely do hire regular classes - they're significantly smaller than Manhattan/Brooklyn/Bronx and Queens hires two classes a year (September/March) instead of one - but they do consistently hire 10-20 ADAs at a time who all start and are trained together.

Fall Class of 2015
Spring Class of 2015
Fall Class of 2014

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby sd5289 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:31 am

*sigh* I'll rephrase:

There is no set number of ADA's (a/k/a "regular classes") hired by the Queens DA's Office. The number that they plan on hiring depends on their staffing needs. While they do run a regular hiring cycle every year, it is largely unknown until the end of the cycle how many spots they're hiring for and whether one might be deferred to the next cycle/start date. This was what I was told, and I know others who were told the same thing.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:07 pm

sd5289 wrote:*sigh* I'll rephrase:

There is no set number of ADA's (a/k/a "regular classes") hired by the Queens DA's Office. The number that they plan on hiring depends on their staffing needs. While they do run a regular hiring cycle every year, it is largely unknown until the end of the cycle how many spots they're hiring for and whether one might be deferred to the next cycle/start date. This was what I was told, and I know others who were told the same thing.


Isn't this every NYC office? My impression of Kings at least is that they'll regularly say 40-50, but only pick up 20-30.

Scheduled my Bronx 2nd. Any tips? Had Kings Panel so any comparisons between Bronx Panel and Kings Panel?

I called Kings a month after my panel and they told me that my panel interviewers thought i did well. Am I just waiting for a schedule slot or would they still ding me?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:09 pm

- Got a 4th round interview scheduled for BK with the DA - pushed it late because i'm waiting on DANY
- 3rd round Dany in 2 weeks
- BX second round next week
- had queens second round. Queens was very chill, not that adversarial.- EDIT - the queens hypo involved search and seizure and had a lot of legal issues packed into a very short story - think i did ok but you should know search and seizure well.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby ms.b » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:26 am

Would you be willing to tell me when your exec round with BK was? I had mine 3 weeks ago and am still waiting to hear about 4th round.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The queens hypo involved search and seizure and had a lot of legal issues packed into a very short story - think i did ok but you should know search and seizure well.


Queens also gave me a fact-pattern (as like follow up question number five in a lengthy hypo) that tracked the circumstances of Giglio (you know Brady info for another prosecutor's case, essentially).

Anonymous User wrote:- Got a 4th round interview scheduled for BK with the DA - pushed it late because i'm waiting on DANY
- 3rd round Dany in 2 weeks


If DANY wants you, they'll be willing to move your interview up. They've started making ADA offers.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:22 pm

Is it strange not to get any hypos during DANY round 2/3?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:23 pm

Anyone have DANY 3rd round? If so, what is it like? Any hypos?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:16 am

This waiting sh*t is getting old.

Anyone else applying to other NY offices (Erie, Monroe, Onondaga, Albany) if pre-bar hiring doesn't work out? Any insight as to that raffle ticket?
My resume is packed with NY crim law stuff that I feel would be useless out of state.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:40 pm

At what rounds, in NYC, is it about "fit"?

I guess what I'm saying is, when can I stop worrying about my bleh GPA?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is it strange not to get any hypos during DANY round 2/3?


Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have DANY 3rd round? If so, what is it like? Any hypos?


I had one hypo in Round 2 (charging mother for stealing formula for her starving baby), none in Round 3.

Also - Round 2, I was asked which hypos I prepared for.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:At what rounds, in NYC, is it about "fit"?

I guess what I'm saying is, when can I stop worrying about my bleh GPA?


If you were called for an interview #1...I would stop worrying about your GPA at that point.

Round #2 is about fit since you meet mostly with junior to senior level ADAs.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:How is the Brooklyn and Bronx second rounds?


Had my BX second round last week. No hypos, all behavioral Q's. Thought it to be a bit weird. :?


No hypo here either. Discussed my writing sample though.
Really combative.

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Bratty_60 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:18 am

Advanced to Bronx 3rd Round Interview, anyone have any tips?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby concordia310 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:34 pm

For anyone who has had a 4th Round with the DA at DANY, what should I expect?

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Re: District Attorney Offices 2016

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:44 am

How soon after BK 2nd rounds did people hear about 3rd rounds?




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