Moving from Civil to Criminal within DOJ

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Moving from Civil to Criminal within DOJ

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:10 pm

Hello. I'm an incoming honors hire at DOJ in a large civil section. I think the work will be interesting, but my long-term goal is to do criminal work. For those who have worked in DOJ, how common are these lateral moves? I have a three year commitment, but I'm thinking in terms of my career as a whole. How much movement between sections occurs? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Moving from Civil to Criminal within DOJ

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:21 pm

I'm also curious about the reverse.

I imagine it doesn't happen often?

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Re: Moving from Civil to Criminal within DOJ

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm also curious about the reverse.

I imagine it doesn't happen often?


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I'm not sure. The crim sections, for example, regularly hire biglaw associates with 3-5 years of experience. There's not much a lot of overlap between being a federal prosecutor and being a junior to mid-level biglaw associate. Maybe they figure they just want bright folks who can learn on the job? I'm just spitballing.

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Re: Moving from Civil to Criminal within DOJ

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:55 pm

Bumping this just in case.



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