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State AG Criminal Appeals -> ???

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:54 am

Hi all,

I've worked in my state AG's office of criminal appeals for two years (+/- a few months), and I'm wondering whether I'm now tethered to my state. Wife is ABD in a PhD program and we might move elsewhere as soon as she lands a job.

1) If we happen to move to a city with a state AG's office, what're the chances they'd want to extend an interview?
2) If we move to a city without a state AG's office, or the AG's office isn't hiring, what are my potential career moves?

Basically: am I fuct in the likely event that we move away? How should I start planning to mitigate the fuctitude?

Thx

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Re: State AG Criminal Appeals -> ???

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:55 pm

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Re: State AG Criminal Appeals -> ???

Postby tomwatts » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:10 pm

Two years isn't long enough to get super-specialized. I'd assume you could plausibly apply to some other kind of appellate work (e.g., a biglaw appellate group), or really anywhere that might value extensive writing experience (which is almost anywhere).

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Re: State AG Criminal Appeals -> ???

Postby lolwat » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:28 pm

tomwatts wrote:Two years isn't long enough to get super-specialized. I'd assume you could plausibly apply to some other kind of appellate work (e.g., a biglaw appellate group), or really anywhere that might value extensive writing experience (which is almost anywhere).


I would agree with parts of this. Two years isn't long enough to get super specialized, and full-time appellate work is amazing for research/writing skills. You're still junior enough that firms will probably overlook that you don't have the bullshit day-to-day discovery/doc review/etc. skills that you can just learn if you want to end up doing non-appellate litigation.

For non-traditional paths like this I really would look more at smaller boutique firms or other government jobs, rather than biglaw firms (although, not that you shouldn't try if that's something you're interested in).

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Re: State AG Criminal Appeals -> ???

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:57 pm

OP here. Is it possible to move into firm-side civil appeals?

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Re: State AG Criminal Appeals -> ???

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:33 pm

Also curious whether possible to move into a consumer protection section in either gov't or private practice. Thoughts?

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Re: State AG Criminal Appeals -> ???

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:51 am

I work in a similar situation, prosecutor side criminal appeals (for less time than you have), and the People I've seen go out of state try to get clerkships (both state and federal). It's a little bit of a step back but it seems to be the way to have people get situated.

Have you been doing habeas writs yet? The federal admittance definitely seems to help.

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Re: State AG Criminal Appeals -> ???

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:Hi all,

I've worked in my state AG's office of criminal appeals for two years (+/- a few months), and I'm wondering whether I'm now tethered to my state. Wife is ABD in a PhD program and we might move elsewhere as soon as she lands a job.

1) If we happen to move to a city with a state AG's office, what're the chances they'd want to extend an interview?
2) If we move to a city without a state AG's office, or the AG's office isn't hiring, what are my potential career moves?

Basically: am I fuct in the likely event that we move away? How should I start planning to mitigate the fuctitude?

Thx


Not to hijack your thread, but what was your path to criminal appeals in the AG's office? I am interested in going that way once I graduate.

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Re: State AG Criminal Appeals -> ???

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:17 am

Not the OP, but I interned for my state AG’s appeals office in law school. Lots and lots of the appellate attorneys had done a state COA clerkship, and they would hire people straight out of those clerkships.

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Re: State AG Criminal Appeals -> ???

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Hi all,

I've worked in my state AG's office of criminal appeals for two years (+/- a few months), and I'm wondering whether I'm now tethered to my state. Wife is ABD in a PhD program and we might move elsewhere as soon as she lands a job.

1) If we happen to move to a city with a state AG's office, what're the chances they'd want to extend an interview?
2) If we move to a city without a state AG's office, or the AG's office isn't hiring, what are my potential career moves?

Basically: am I fuct in the likely event that we move away? How should I start planning to mitigate the fuctitude?

Thx


Not to hijack your thread, but what was your path to criminal appeals in the AG's office? I am interested in going that way once I graduate.


Dumb luck. Applied, interviewed twice, copped an offer. Below median an at DCNG.



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