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Current workload at USAOs??

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 28, 2024 7:05 pm

Particularly interested in SDNY/EDNY/DNJ. What are the hours in the first few years?

I’ve heard it’s big law hours (with better flexibility and more satisfaction) — but still, big law hours.

Does anyone have visibility?

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Re: Current workload at USAOs??

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:55 pm

The hours are rough. AUSAs are working til midnight or later. But it comes with the job. And if you love it enough, you won't mind. You will have a lot more autonomy over your cases. If you want a 9-5 gig, go to a DA's office. Many have white collar units that will enable you to work on investigations.

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Re: Current workload at USAOs??

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:17 pm

I think it varies largely depending on whether you are on trial or not. If you're on trial, the trial is all-consuming. If you're off trial, from what I observed at USAOs in two major districts (I interned for one of the districts above), you largely set your own hours. Most AUSAs I saw were in the office from 9-6, and worked remotely often.

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