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Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:35 pm
by Lawyeresque
7 years ago I was stupid with my decision making and got arrested. I've had the two charges sealed since my adjudication was withheld. Fast forward to the present, I just passed the bar in my state and was wondering what're my chances of getting the job post clerkship.

Thank you

Re: Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:31 pm
by cavalier1138
It really depends on what the conviction was for. But most (all, as far as I know) AUSA offices will not hire you if you only have a clerkship under your belt.

Re: Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:52 pm
by TheProsecutor
cavalier1138 wrote:It really depends on what the conviction was for. But most (all, as far as I know) AUSA offices will not hire you if you only have a clerkship under your belt.


This is just not true. Sdny routinely hires out of clerkships.

Re: Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:16 pm
by jrf12886
TheProsecutor wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:It really depends on what the conviction was for. But most (all, as far as I know) AUSA offices will not hire you if you only have a clerkship under your belt.


This is just not true. Sdny routinely hires out of clerkships.


Maybe people who had some practice experience before clerking. It's extremely uncommon for SDNY to hire someone straight from law school/clerkship.

Re: Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:38 am
by cavalier1138
jrf12886 wrote:
TheProsecutor wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:It really depends on what the conviction was for. But most (all, as far as I know) AUSA offices will not hire you if you only have a clerkship under your belt.


This is just not true. Sdny routinely hires out of clerkships.


Maybe people who had some practice experience before clerking. It's extremely uncommon for SDNY to hire someone straight from law school/clerkship.


Yeah, I've never heard of them hiring someone in that office without at least a couple of years actually practicing before clerking. These places technically have honors programs, but they literally take one person in to the office that way, if they do it at all. And I have not heard good things about going that route for an AUSA spot.

Re: Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:38 am
by HenryHankPalmer
Leave it to TLS to turn someone's basic question about background checks into an argument over post clerkship hiring in the Southern District.

Re: Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:01 am
by cavalier1138
HenryHankPalmer wrote:Leave it to TLS to turn someone's basic question about background checks into an argument over post clerkship hiring in the Southern District.


Well, since the OP didn't provide anything resembling relevant information, this is much more fun.

Re: Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:05 pm
by TheProsecutor
cavalier1138 wrote:
jrf12886 wrote:
TheProsecutor wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:It really depends on what the conviction was for. But most (all, as far as I know) AUSA offices will not hire you if you only have a clerkship under your belt.


This is just not true. Sdny routinely hires out of clerkships.


Maybe people who had some practice experience before clerking. It's extremely uncommon for SDNY to hire someone straight from law school/clerkship.


Yeah, I've never heard of them hiring someone in that office without at least a couple of years actually practicing before clerking. These places technically have honors programs, but they literally take one person in to the office that way, if they do it at all. And I have not heard good things about going that route for an AUSA spot.


A search on linkedin shows several recent hires with only clerkship experience. And one of my co-clerks was hired by SDNY with no other experience, although they made him/her start in white plains.

Re: Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:47 pm
by cavalier1138
TheProsecutor wrote:A search on linkedin shows several recent hires with only clerkship experience. And one of my co-clerks was hired by SDNY with no other experience, although they made him/her start in white plains.


I mean, that's essentially like making them join the Night's Watch.

Re: Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:08 pm
by TheProsecutor
cavalier1138 wrote:
TheProsecutor wrote:A search on linkedin shows several recent hires with only clerkship experience. And one of my co-clerks was hired by SDNY with no other experience, although they made him/her start in white plains.


I mean, that's essentially like making them join the Night's Watch.


Hahah I actually really laughed out loud reading this.

Re: Criminal Background for AUSA position

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:58 pm
by akane89
Nothing is really sealed since the patriot act; go be a realtor convict lol