Hoping to land a job at a prosecutor’s office? Keep these interview tips from Prof. Kyle Graham, a former Deputy D.A., over at the noncuratlex.com blog in mind:
- Prepare for a “panel” interview consisting of 3 or 4 members of the law enforcement community. This might include police chiefs, investigators, probation officers, or maybe even public defenders.
- Expect more substantive questions than you would typically get if you were interviewing with a law firm. You’ll probably be asked a couple of hypothetical questions in the form of law school criminal procedure fact patterns, and you should have a good answer prepared for the question “Why do you want to be a prosecutor?”
- Anticipate your interviewers’ needs. An interviewer is asking himself 4 basic self-interested questions: a) will I be happy to interact with this person on a daily basis; b) is this person capable of doing the job; c) is this person going to have to be fired in 6 months; and d) is this person going to quit in 6 months.
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Hat tip to the Legal Skills Prof Blog.