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Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:01 pm

Hi all,

I didn't see a thread for this year's conference, so I figured I'd start one. 3L here. I'm attending the conference and submitted applications for permanent employment with several organizations. I know we hear back on Friday at some point, but looking at previous threads, it seems like some folks heard early. Has anyone heard any news about interviews for permanent employment? For people who've applied in recent year, how competitive has it been to secure interviews and callbacks? What are these quick interviews like?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby paisa_sandia » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:27 pm

Already got a couple dings back, but I haven't heard from the vast majority yet.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby The Abyss » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:04 pm

I've heard back from 4 employers, all acceptances for interviews. Haven't heard back from a majority of employers, though.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:03 pm

The Abyss wrote:I've heard back from 4 employers, all acceptances for interviews. Haven't heard back from a majority of employers, though.


Would you mind sharing which employers you've heard back from?

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:43 am

I still haven't heard back from the majority, is this normal? Do you think it's because they pushed the deadline. I hope I hear back from the majority, even if it means getting rejections

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby The Abyss » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
The Abyss wrote:I've heard back from 4 employers, all acceptances for interviews. Haven't heard back from a majority of employers, though.


Would you mind sharing which employers you've heard back from?


They were all PD offices

Anonymous User wrote:I still haven't heard back from the majority, is this normal? Do you think it's because they pushed the deadline. I hope I hear back from the majority, even if it means getting rejections


From the website:

You will be emailed by October 3rd whether or not you received an interview unless otherwise notified.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:12 pm

Majority of the PD offices haven't gotten back to you then?

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby The Abyss » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Majority of the PD offices haven't gotten back to you then?


Yes. I'm still waiting to hear back from 14 PD offices.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby crownjd » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:09 pm

I hate how I get a text with an acceptance (or denial) and then 2 days later, I get the email with who it was for. I need more info in the text!

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby crownjd » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:10 pm

The Abyss wrote:I've heard back from 4 employers, all acceptances for interviews. Haven't heard back from a majority of employers, though.


I'm at 5. I've gotten an acceptance from one of my top choices (which was a REACH), so I am cautiously optimistic for the rest.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby calripken » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:18 pm

crownjd wrote:
The Abyss wrote:I've heard back from 4 employers, all acceptances for interviews. Haven't heard back from a majority of employers, though.


I'm at 5. I've gotten an acceptance from one of my top choices (which was a REACH), so I am cautiously optimistic for the rest.


Hi! Would you be willing to share which offices you've heard from? If not, would you be willing to give us descriptions of the employers (e.g., PD offices, large employers, big market)? I applied to only a few PD offices - all of them in major markets. I want to know if I should brace myself for a lot of rejections or if folks are hearing from offices I didn't apply to. Thank you!

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby paisa_sandia » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:46 pm

If I understand it correctly, all organizations send out their selections at once. So, once somebody has heard back about an acceptance, that means everybody who wasn’t accepted hears back too. Thus, if you still haven’t heard back, it means they haven’t notified anyone yet. But again, that’s just my understanding.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby paisa_sandia » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:50 pm

Also, can anyone clarify that we’re suppose to hear back by midnight tonight? Am I understanding that correctly?

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby The Abyss » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:04 pm

paisa_sandia wrote:Also, can anyone clarify that we’re suppose to hear back by midnight tonight? Am I understanding that correctly?


An email I received today stated "on October 3" so probably not by midnight tonight.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby crownjd » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:04 am

calripken wrote:
crownjd wrote:
The Abyss wrote:I've heard back from 4 employers, all acceptances for interviews. Haven't heard back from a majority of employers, though.


I'm at 5. I've gotten an acceptance from one of my top choices (which was a REACH), so I am cautiously optimistic for the rest.


Hi! Would you be willing to share which offices you've heard from? If not, would you be willing to give us descriptions of the employers (e.g., PD offices, large employers, big market)? I applied to only a few PD offices - all of them in major markets. I want to know if I should brace myself for a lot of rejections or if folks are hearing from offices I didn't apply to. Thank you!


I'm most likely hearing from offices you didn't apply to. I cast a super wide net. I applied to Baltimore, which I heard back from last night. :D I still haven't heard back from the larger places. Miami, New Jersey, San Diego, Colorado, and Harlem are the "major" places I'm waiting on.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby crownjd » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:02 am

Even though I get text messages when I get a response to my interview request, why am I still compulsively checking the site?!!!?!!?!

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby The Abyss » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:58 am

crownjd wrote:Even though I get text messages when I get a response to my interview request, why am I still compulsively checking the site?!!!?!!?!


I am incapable of getting any school work done right now. Just refreshing my email and checking my phone.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby calripken » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:40 pm

The Abyss wrote:
crownjd wrote:Even though I get text messages when I get a response to my interview request, why am I still compulsively checking the site?!!!?!!?!


I am incapable of getting any school work done right now. Just refreshing my email and checking my phone.


I've heard from 2 offices, but still waiting on 8.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby The Abyss » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:51 pm

Still waiting on Bronx, Brooklyn, Miami-Dade, Hennepin, and Mecklenburg. Guessing we aren't getting responses from them tonight.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby paisa_sandia » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:55 pm

All of the Conference material says tonight at midnight is the deadline, so I don’t know how the rest of the employers couldn’t get their responses in tonight. Maybe they’re gonna pop them all out at once right before midnight.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby The Abyss » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:57 pm

paisa_sandia wrote:All of the Conference material says tonight at midnight is the deadline, so I don’t know how the rest of the employers couldn’t get their responses in tonight. Maybe they’re gonna pop them all out at once right before midnight.


Looking at last year's thread it seems like a few offices didn't get back to folks until after the deadline. But hopefully we hear back tonight.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby calripken » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:15 pm

The Abyss wrote:Still waiting on Bronx, Brooklyn, Miami-Dade, Hennepin, and Mecklenburg. Guessing we aren't getting responses from them tonight.


I got a ding from Brooklyn already. Hopefully you'll fare better.

I'm still waiting on Bronx, Legal Aid, FD San Diego, FD N. Texas CHU.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby crownjd » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:40 pm

The Abyss wrote:Still waiting on Bronx, Brooklyn, Miami-Dade, Hennepin, and Mecklenburg. Guessing we aren't getting responses from them tonight.


Good luck with Mecklenburg. That’s where I did my 2L summer and it was hands down the best decision I’ve made during law school.

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:15 pm

Nothing from Bronx here

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Re: Equal Justice Works 2018 Conference and Career Fair

Postby crownjd » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:34 am

Got my interviews scheduled. Heard back from all but three. And one of the three is my absolute top choice. I'm definitely freaking out a little bit because A. I'm actually interviewing for a real job and 2. Why haven't these places made decisions yet??!?



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