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Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:34 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do we know the likelihood of getting an offer as an OCIJ finalist? I know they include alternates as finalists but I have no sense of how many alternates they would have for 97 spots (or how likely it is to get an offer even if you are an alternate)...


I'm in the same boat. I've been trying to ask around, but I can't find much out. If you (or anyone else) figures this out, please let me know. And good luck!


It is hard to put an exact figure on it. From experience the general indicators of getting a first round offer and not being an alternate is your references being checked (either before or immediately after you are designated a finalist). I have known people who were finalist both who got offers and those who never had their references checked and never received an offer. If you put willing to go anywhere you may stay in the running longer. Because for example if you only ranked five locations and a list is made up of all the candidates that OCIJ would like to give offers and you come near the bottom or middle of that list and all of the locations you choose have already been assigned then there is no chance an offer can be made to you. If you said you would go anywhere they can place you wherever this is an opening. Hope this helps and good luck to everyone the waiting can be hard with OCIJ since there are so many offers and the chance people decline.


Have there been any first round OCIJ offers yet? This thread got confusing when SLIP was all over it so I'm not sure if there was ever a clear post about an Honors OCIJ offer...


I'm interested in this too and also OCIJ reference checks.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:41 am
by soph00000
I got a rejection email from CRT, and am still listed as a finalist for EOIR-OCIJ, but no call yet. :?

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:59 am
by Anonymous User
I got my OCIJ offer for Adelanto on November 8th.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:03 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:I got my OCIJ offer for Adelanto on November 8th.


Honors not SLIP? Did you say you would go anywhere and was that one of your location choices you wanted?

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:22 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I got my OCIJ offer for Adelanto on November 8th.


Honors not SLIP? Did you say you would go anywhere and was that one of your location choices you wanted?


Yes, as many details as you are willing to provide is greatly appreciated. I know we are all anxiously waiting.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:25 pm
by Anonymous User
Anyone on this board interview with EOIR-BIA and was not designated a finalist today?

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:29 pm
by Anonymous User
I was just designated as a finalist for CRM: AFMLS.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:34 pm
by Anonymous User
why does it feel like there are so many finalist designations across many offices and like no offers? (CRT excluded)

we've heard of 1 torts offer, 1 or 2(?) EOIR offers, 1 OIl DC, one CRM offer and thats it. what is going onnnnnnnnnn

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:41 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do we know the likelihood of getting an offer as an OCIJ finalist? I know they include alternates as finalists but I have no sense of how many alternates they would have for 97 spots (or how likely it is to get an offer even if you are an alternate)...


I'm in the same boat. I've been trying to ask around, but I can't find much out. If you (or anyone else) figures this out, please let me know. And good luck!


It is hard to put an exact figure on it. From experience the general indicators of getting a first round offer and not being an alternate is your references being checked (either before or immediately after you are designated a finalist). I have known people who were finalist both who got offers and those who never had their references checked and never received an offer. If you put willing to go anywhere you may stay in the running longer. Because for example if you only ranked five locations and a list is made up of all the candidates that OCIJ would like to give offers and you come near the bottom or middle of that list and all of the locations you choose have already been assigned then there is no chance an offer can be made to you. If you said you would go anywhere they can place you wherever this is an opening. Hope this helps and good luck to everyone the waiting can be hard with OCIJ since there are so many offers and the chance people decline.


Have there been any first round OCIJ offers yet? This thread got confusing when SLIP was all over it so I'm not sure if there was ever a clear post about an Honors OCIJ offer...


I'm interested in this too and also OCIJ reference checks.


Interviewed on Oct. 26.
All references checked via email form on Oct. 31 which were due on Nov. 7.
Finalist Designation Nov. 14 (or that is when I first noticed the change-- not 100 percent sure when it was changed)
No offer as of today Nov. 16.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:57 pm
by Anonymous User
From Deana on Avue:

I just posted finalists for the Civil Division, Consumer Protection Branch. Congratulations to those selected and best of luck.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:00 pm
by Anonymous User
was just made a commercial litigation branch finalist and to my knowledge, absolutely none of my references have been called. this system is rogue.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:02 pm
by Anonymous User
Finalist for CLB as well. Best of luck to everyone.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:05 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:was just made a commercial litigation branch finalist and to my knowledge, absolutely none of my references have been called. this system is rogue.


Also a finalist. They called my references in October.

ETA: They called my employer yesterday.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:06 pm
by Anonymous User
Just became a Commercial Litigation Finalist. All references were checked like three weeks ago, employer has not been checked.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:11 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:was just made a commercial litigation branch finalist and to my knowledge, absolutely none of my references have been called. this system is rogue.


Also a finalist. They called my references in October.


LOL maybe i'm just an alternate then. They called my employer but thats it.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:15 pm
by Anonymous User
Who knows? The poster above said it best..."This process is rogue."

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:46 pm
by Anonymous User
Looks like we have four Commercial Litigation finalists. Anyone know how/when we'll hear about offers?

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:54 pm
by Anonymous User
all these FedP and CLB finalists and no offers. SMH

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:03 pm
by Anonymous User
Does anyone know if Arlington is hiring for OCIJ?

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:05 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if Arlington is hiring for OCIJ?

It's not

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:06 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if Arlington is hiring for OCIJ?

It's not


Thanks. Can I ask how you know?

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:06 pm
by Anonymous User
Is anyone an EOIR-OGC finalist yet? Is there any sense of what chances are of being offered the job if someone has been named a finalist for that subdivision specifically? Also if someone has been named a finalist, have their references been checked already?

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:07 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if Arlington is hiring for OCIJ?

It's not


Thanks. Can I ask how you know?


My friend was told during his/her interview.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:08 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know if Arlington is hiring for OCIJ?

It's not


Thanks. Can I ask how you know?


I was told during my interview.


Gotcha -- thanks.

Re: DOJ Honors Program 2017-18

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:18 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I got my OCIJ offer for Adelanto on November 8th.


Honors not SLIP? Did you say you would go anywhere and was that one of your location choices you wanted?


Bumping this so OP might see it and this question doesn't get lost in the shuffle.