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by CS1775
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

I hope you get it, man. Knowing practically nothing, if I had to guess, it would be that the judge probably schedules interviews throughout a few weeks and likes to finish all of them before making any decisions... Unfortunately, I did not get picked for this clerkship. The judge hired my law schoo...
by CS1775
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: What to do for 3L Spring?
Replies: 1
Views: 86

What to do for 3L Spring?

Got a question about which opportunity to pursue for my 3L spring. Note that I currently do not have a post-grad job lined up but I interviewed for a SSC clerkship position (still waiting to hear back) and am applying for both state clerkships and PD jobs. I have three opportunities available to pur...
by CS1775
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Looking for MPRE Practice Test Answers
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Looking for MPRE Practice Test Answers

Looking for the answers and explanations for Rigos Bar Review Series Course 5319 Final Exam 7-275. Thanks in advance!
by CS1775
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

I hope you get it, man. Knowing practically nothing, if I had to guess, it would be that the judge probably schedules interviews throughout a few weeks and likes to finish all of them before making any decisions. As for the transcript question, I'm not sure I ever used an official law school transc...
by CS1775
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Simple question about our life.
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Simple question about our life.

seniorjudge5 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:53 am
hahahaa "simple" is right. Can I get the memo to you by COB?
Quantify "simple." Does Black's define "simple" or do we have to use Webster's?
by CS1775
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Still waiting to hear back from my interview. No one from my law school has heard back either (this is a SSC clerkship in my law school's state). While I wait, I am sending out more applications. Does it reflect poorly on me if I send a scanned copy of my official transcript in a digital application...
by CS1775
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 107
Views: 10271

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Question: the etiquette of addressing clients. Both PD offices I have interned at have an official policy of always addressing a client as "Mr. X" or "Mrs. Y" or "Ms. Z." In person, in writing, and over the phone. I find this to be somewhat socially awkward and running against my down to earth natur...
by CS1775
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: Fired from 2 biglaw jobs in 6 months - please help

+1 with everyone else saying that you may want to try another legal choice besides BigLaw. BigLaw stresses out the average associate to the point where its probably one of the highest attrition rates in law. BigLaw, literally, is not for everyone. If you're concerned about the $100k in debt, might b...
by CS1775
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Oh, good luck on the interview! +1! Bullet points are a particularly good choice for a "getting to know you" interview, as slotting your points into the conversation naturally tends to be especially important and there are often fewer opportunities to speak at length. Thanks guys! Interview lasted ...
by CS1775
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Re: writing out talking points, I'd probably bullet point a few things to say about most things on your resume and maybe about questions you'll almost certainly be asked (e.g., why do you want to clerk [for me, at this location, for this type of judge/level of court]?), but I wouldn't do too much b...
by CS1775
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Here's a simple question with a very complex answer: what do you not say in clerkship interviews? I'm not talking about egregiously bad stuff, but stuff that the judge doesn't want to hear but the candidate doesn't realize isn't the "right" answer? Also, aye or nay on writing out intended talking po...
by CS1775
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Some clinics and seminars can give you an edge. If you do a judicial externship clinic, that's obviously going to be a big resume boost and talking point. One seminar I took was about appellate standards of review and my state's supreme court chief justice's permanent clerk taught the seminar: again...
by CS1775
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Attorney here: just got 2 DUIs in 2 weeks, tips, advice, please. But trolling ----->
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Attorney here: just got 2 DUIs in 2 weeks, tips, advice, please. But trolling ----->

Is is legal to sleep it off in your car if you're in the backseat of the car? Depends on the state. In my state, the prosecution has to prove: 1) operation; and 2) under the influence. There's a couple cases where there's no actual evidence of operation, which gets the case thrown out, like a guy s...
by CS1775
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Ok, follow-up. Bracket in the redactions or no brackets? I bracketed in the redactions in my first sample.
by CS1775
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

beep wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:54 pm
0. I assume you have permission to use it despite the fact that the case is ongoing. If you don't, go ask, and then put in your cover letter that the samples are used with permission from...
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Yes, this is not an issue.
by CS1775
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Question about redaction. For a writing sample from a case still in litigation, how do you properly redact names? My writing sample has: "The defendant" Three cops - I'm thinking "P1", "P2", and "P3" Two complainants - thinking "C1" and "C2" I also intend to explain all this in the writing sample co...
by CS1775
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Practice Area Discussion
Topic: ConLaw
Replies: 7
Views: 327

ConLaw

Say someone really enjoys constitutional law. How does someone specialize in it and practice in the field?
by CS1775
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: AZ Court of Appeals
Replies: 0
Views: 111

AZ Court of Appeals

Looking for information about two judges on the AZ Court of Appeals or about the clerkship hiring practices of this court.
by CS1775
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 107
Views: 10271

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

For any Federal PDs in here: How/when do you investigate your cases? (interview alibi witnesses, visit crime scenes, etc) I've read a bunch of "A Day in the Life" type threads by PDs, and it is hard for me to understand when or how you actually do these things. Curious as to why you want an answer ...
by CS1775
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Switching Summer Job
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Switching Summer Job

I'm not sure how to leave a legal internship besides sending a notice of resignation (I'm guessing you want to be out of there ASAP and to avoid conflicts with the PD). What I can say is that small private firms may hire summer interns much later than bigger places, if you have an interest.
by CS1775
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

1) seminars are fine. Don’t take, say, all seminars, or too many that are, say, “Law and Literature” or otherwise sound really fluffy. But overall they’re fine, especially if you can show how the subject fits your interests or the like. Different judges like different things, so for every judge who...
by CS1775
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 229
Views: 21061

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

Aye or nay on mentioning a CALI for Professional Responsibility (required ethics, MPRE class) in a clerkship cover letter? State judges if it makes any difference (course was based on the Model Rules).
by CS1775
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Suggestions for Writing Sample
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Suggestions for Writing Sample

I can't imagine why an interviewer would read it on the spot and not in advance because the writing sample is a crucial part of the interview. If someone simply can't write, you're not going to give them the facetime of an interview. I don't think this is necessarily true for OCI/big firms. They're...
by CS1775
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Suggestions for Writing Sample
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Suggestions for Writing Sample

Re: the topic of the sample, I've actually gotten positive comments about amusing or "silly" topics. Granted, I apply to public defenders and judges with senses of humor, but readers want a clear, well-written writing sample. The cover letter should explain if it was a real case, a legal practice cl...
by CS1775
Thu May 30, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Attorney here: just got 2 DUIs in 2 weeks, tips, advice, please. But trolling ----->
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Attorney here: just got 2 DUIs in 2 weeks, tips, advice, please. But trolling ----->

I don't have any advice for you unfortunately but just wanted to confirm that this is not a troll post by a rando. If I'm understanding OP correctly, the questions are: 1) How do I find a good DUI attorney in Florida? 2) What will be the effects on an intended job change from the DUIs? First q : ge...