Summer Interviews/SA

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Summer Interviews/SA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon May 06, 2013 10:53 pm

With the hiring plan being pushed forward and some state courts following suit, do people think that firms will be flexible in giving time off for interviews during a summer program? My firm (V20 if that matters) has a policy that we can take one day off over the summer. Any past experiences working with a firm on taking time off to interview would be appreciated.

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Re: Summer Interviews/SA

Postby lolwat » Tue May 07, 2013 8:41 am

No personal experience, but since most firms are already willing to keep offers open for a year while you clerk and pay a bonus when you actually start, I can't imagine it would be a problem for you to interview for clerkships during the summer, especially once firms learn about the hiring plan change.

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Re: Summer Interviews/SA

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:29 am

I have several interviews and my firm (DC V25) has been very accommodating. They definitely want people to get clerkships, although most of my co-SAs already have them. Ballers...

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Re: Summer Interviews/SA

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:50 am

I took at least 3 days off from my SA to do clerkship interviews. They were very accommodating. Give them as much notice as you can, and ideally try to schedule on a Friday when the office is less busy or on a day when you might have some SA events so you would be working less than a full day anyway. Just be respectful of the fact that they're paying you a lot of money for a pretty easy job and so giving time off is pretty generous.




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