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Class Rank for job in DA or Solicitor General's Office?
« on: November 13, 2008, 05:50:36 PM »
What kind of class rank does it take to get hired as a criminal prosecutor in a DA's office or in a Solicitor General's office in a place like Atlanta/Decatur, GA?

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Re: Class Rank for job in DA or Solicitor General's Office?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 05:53:45 PM »
3.256789946 exactly, or your out of luck
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Re: Class Rank for job in DA or Solicitor General's Office?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 06:41:41 PM »
Shucks.  Mine was 3.256789945.
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Re: Class Rank for job in DA or Solicitor General's Office?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 06:56:33 PM »
I've heard that jobs depend more on networking.  They don't care about what some arbitrary old man thinks about your Torts exam; they want to know that you can do the work.

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Re: Class Rank for job in DA or Solicitor General's Office?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 11:02:50 PM »
I've had more than one prosecutor tell me that they did terrible in law school. I took that as an implication that they were not highly ranked. FWIW.

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Re: Class Rank for job in DA or Solicitor General's Office?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008, 07:11:55 PM »
GPA doesn't really matter to become a prosecutor and definitely doesn't matter to become a defense attorney.

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Re: Class Rank for job in DA or Solicitor General's Office?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 11:01:06 PM »
A high GPA never hurts. More important is to intern with the office and perform solidly. Get a few senior DAs on your side. DAs are trial attorneys so they care about court performance. Do the things you know they want to see - mock trial, crim clinics, take adv. crim pro, intern with the DA & AG. Then do the best you can in school.

These days, at least in CA, it's tricky to land an actual DA position in a big city, but not necessarily because of GPA requirements - there are just a lot of people that find the work interesting and want the job.

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Re: Class Rank for job in DA or Solicitor General's Office?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 02:31:42 AM »
I interviewed at one DA's office (had a first & second interview) and it never came up. Had already passed bar exam though, if that matters. They were more interested in related experience.