Anonymous User wrote:So what do folks get out of DANY?
I’m thinking more along the lines of NJ state trial court clerkship that leads to county prosecutor or state AG.
Why is DANY so prestigious if all you do is get stuck? How do you advance your career? I care less about location and more about just advancing my career and having choices
Folks get a lot out of DANY, but if you want just white collar work (which is a vague term), there might be better ways to reach that goal. At DANY, you start in either a trial unit (most likely), appeals, or narcotics. You will spend the first several years doing ECAB, arraignments, staffing AP parts, and misdemeanor cases. It will take awhile for you to get low level felony trials. It would be a very long process until you get to even transfer to a unit that handles white collar work. At that point, assuming you get into it, you then have to work your way up in that unit. Plus, DANY does not even do that large of white collar cases. You could see white collar work faster in other places. I know NYC better than NJ, but the NJ path you describe, from clerk to AG, to perhaps AUSA, moves a lot faster than climbing the rungs at DANY to only get smaller white collar cases.