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DA v City Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:46 pm

Houston/Dallas. Aside from the nature of the work, is there any reason to pick one over the other for 2L summer? I see a lot more entry level job postings for DA's offices so would it be better to have that on a resume for the future?

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Re: DA v City Attorney

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:05 pm

What do you want to do after you graduate?

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Re: DA v City Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:14 pm

OP here

A full time JD required job. I'm median at a T2 so things aren't looking so great. Not too interested in working at a DA's office but like I said there seem to be more entry level jobs there than at city attorneys offices

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Re: DA v City Attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:23 pm

Completely different areas of law, but frankly I think it should be easy for you to make a decision. If you want to do criminal law, work at the DA. If you don't want to do criminal law, work at the city attorney's office.

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Re: DA v City Attorney

Postby Ronan » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here

A full time JD required job. I'm median at a T2 so things aren't looking so great. Not too interested in working at a DA's office but like I said there seem to be more entry level jobs there than at city attorneys offices


What about Public Defender? If you're not too interested in DA/PD work, then interning at a DA's office probably isn't the most effective way to utilize your summer.

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Re: DA v City Attorney

Postby deadpanic » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:24 pm

There are going to be more jobs as an ADA than city attorney. And while I can't speak to those specific offices, most DA offices are very big on hiring former interns. I am sure that is mostly the case as a city atty as well, but there are much fewer spots.

Do you have the limited practice rule in TX so you could potentially get some courtroom experience? I would imagine you would get more substantive experience at the DA as well, whereas at the city attorney's office, you would probably be dealing with traffic tickets.



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