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by Clamence
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 132
Views: 44759

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Cal Trask wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:29 pm
Is there a specific CO office you’d like to know about? Your experience will vary somewhat depending on whether you’re in a metro or rural office.
The office is actually in California.
by Clamence
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?

I just realized you actually responded to a question of mine a while back about the interviewing process at PD offices, before I had graduated from law school. I assumed you were a law student or someone with little knowledge of the PD world when you created this thread. My mistake, you probably hav...
by Clamence
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?

Hopefully some of the PDs here will jump in. I'm no longer working at a PD office. But, I imagine most counties are experiencing similar struggles. The county I worked in was unable to set cases for trial due to social distancing requirements and the physical space of the courtrooms, but the county...
by Clamence
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 132
Views: 44759

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Just got hired as a PD. I’m going to be thrown into the fire of misdemeanors. I know much of this varies by state and even county, but is there anything you wish you knew before starting? Anything to make the work easier? Whether it’s organizational, mental, legal, or what have you. Do you have pri...
by Clamence
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 132
Views: 44759

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Just got hired as a PD. I’m going to be thrown into the fire of misdemeanors. I know much of this varies by state and even county, but is there anything you wish you knew before starting? Anything to make the work easier? Whether it’s organizational, mental, legal, or what have you.
by Clamence
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?

Hopefully some of the PDs here will jump in. I'm no longer working at a PD office. But, I imagine most counties are experiencing similar struggles. The county I worked in was unable to set cases for trial due to social distancing requirements and the physical space of the courtrooms, but the county ...
by Clamence
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: How do local prosecutors and PDs handle so many cases at one time?

I worked at a PD office that engaged in vertical and horizontal representation to, among other things, better handle the volume of cases. Horizontal representation means that a different attorney represents a single client at different stages of the case. Attorneys specialize in whatever stage they ...
by Clamence
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?
Replies: 34
Views: 2306

Re: Has Covid-19 impacted PI/Gov hiring or am I just a loser?

I have little to add other than you are definitely not a loser. In case it helps your mental state to hear of others struggling, I graduated last year and got a six month position at a government office. The office hired nearly exclusively from the pool of people in my position, and every year prior...
by Clamence
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 3L Public Defender Applications
Replies: 20
Views: 9565

Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

anonPD wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:24 pm
PDS hiring fall trial class

i would post link but this dumb website won't let me post external link anon.
What state/jurisdiction?
by Clamence
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Wish to speak with Cornell Law 0Ls, 1Ls, 2Ls, Alumni, Faculty and Staff?
Replies: 1
Views: 2879

Re: Wish to speak with Cornell Law 0Ls, 1Ls, 2Ls, Alumni, Faculty and Staff?

There's a "Cornell law students taking questions" thread here. Why don't you just use that?
by Clamence
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 132
Views: 44759

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

Thanks, I appreciate it.

Are there specific interview questions that PD offices usually ask that I should be aware of? Why PD, and would you consider working as a prosecutor are two I'm aware of. Any others?
by Clamence
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: I'm a Public Defender AMA
Replies: 132
Views: 44759

Re: I'm a Public Defender AMA

I've pretty much taken all the relevant classes for public defense. Would it be worth taking a class on depositions? Are criminal depositions common?
by Clamence
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L summer Public Interest
Replies: 3
Views: 3711

Re: 2L summer Public Interest

Mods might want to move this to the right topic. It certainly matters what your 2L summer is. But how it matters, and how much it matters, largely depends on what kind of public interest you want to practice after graduation. You said you are unsure. Are you at all interested in a career in public d...
by Clamence
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 29572

Re: Class of 2020 - 3LOL: Why are we still here?

Tight tight. Any public interest peeps applying for jobs?
by Clamence
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 3L Public Defender Applications
Replies: 20
Views: 9565

Re: 3L Public Defender Applications

Bump for class of 2020. Anybody else here?
by Clamence
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 29572

Re: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]

Checking in reeeeaaaall late to the game. Anyone still here?
by Clamence
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: EJW Conference
Replies: 24
Views: 10210

Re: EJW Conference

If prospective employers only offer "table talks," is it worth attending?
by Clamence
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 94
Views: 22176

Re: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions

I'll be in section F, if anyone has info on the following: Civil Procedure - Clopton Con Law - Johnson Contracts - Hillman Property - Torres Lawyering - McKee McKee is tough but she’s one of the best lawyering professors according to many, and she and Atlas are the two lawyering professors who put ...
by Clamence
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 94
Views: 22176

Re: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions

I got my class schedule! Section E. Contracts - Rachlinski Con Law - Dorf Civil Procedure - Holden-Smith Property - Underkuffler Lawyering - Fongyee Whelan Any advice? Is this a good/bad group of professors to get? Rachlinski is a great teacher but his grades have a wide range; it’s easy to get an ...
by Clamence
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 94
Views: 22176

Re: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions

How hard is it to get LA biglaw with ties? I'm not sure I'm the best person to answer this question, but I'll take a stab seeing as no one else has. The short answer is that if you've got ties and median/above median grades, you'll probably be able to get LA biglaw if you hustle a bit. Basically, t...
by Clamence
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 94
Views: 22176

Re: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions

I officially decided on Cornell and am going to deposit this week. Loved everything about the school when I visited. Can't wait to join you guys in the fall!! Nice! Congrats, and see you in the fall. Thank you!! How important is living close to the law school during 1L? I signed a lease with an apa...
by Clamence
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 94
Views: 22176

Re: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions

blackmamba8 wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:23 pm
I officially decided on Cornell and am going to deposit this week. Loved everything about the school when I visited. Can't wait to join you guys in the fall!!
Nice! Congrats, and see you in the fall.
by Clamence
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs Nyu vs Cornell (update)
Replies: 8
Views: 3132

Re: Nyu vs Cornell vs GULC

I'd definitely go with NYU here. Ithaca is less expensive, but not nearly enough to make up the difference in scholarship.
by Clamence
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 94
Views: 22176

Re: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions

Same line of question as RBG. Do students feel claustrophobic and trapped due to the small class size and isolation? What is living in Ithaca like? Is there always something to do/what do students do for fun? I’m worried about feeling restless/isolated as I have never lived in a rural setting but I...
by Clamence
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 94
Views: 22176

Re: Cornell Students and Grads Taking Questions

Oneanddone? wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:38 am
Please help me rationalize Cornell’s pros over the cold and bitter winters!
https://www.lstreports.com/national/

This, combined with the fact that you'll probably get more money from Cornell than you will from schools with similar employment stats.