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What To Expect In DA Screener?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:03 pm

I have an interview with a DA's office in a major TX market for a one-year clerkship position. I have heard that it is common to receive a ton of behavioral and hypothetical questions. So I have been researching common questions and practicing. But should I expect this in an initial, 20-minute interview? Might it be more of "Why X county, why law school, etc.?" I will prepare for anything, but any insight is appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: What To Expect In DA Screener?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:17 pm

This will have a lot of answers: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=155423&hilit=gunner

(But I would think that if you've only got 20 minutes there will be a fair amount of "typical" interview questions more than hypos, but hypos are still possible.)

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Re: What To Expect In DA Screener?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:51 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:This will have a lot of answers: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=155423&hilit=gunner

(But I would think that if you've only got 20 minutes there will be a fair amount of "typical" interview questions more than hypos, but hypos are still possible.)


Thank you for this.

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Re: What To Expect In DA Screener?

Postby Leprechaun » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:28 am

I had a 20 minute screener with Harris County (Houston) DA and it seemed mainly standard interview questions to me.

Why law school? Why Harris County? What would make you a good litigator? Spent most of the time discussing the progressiion a new attorney would make through their office and the types of cases they'd be handling.

I got dinged though so I might not have been asked the behavioral type questions once they realized they didn't want me anyway.

Good luck to you, I hope you nail it.



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