Anonymous User wrote:I got an invite for a final round at Legal Aid. Does anyone know if you just have a conversation or if there are more hypos?
Meaning, your final interview with Seymour James, or your panel interview? The final interview is a one-on-one with Seymour James. If this is what you are asking about, this final interview is mostly a conversation, but there are a couple easy hypos. Also, don't be scared if Seymour James has a poker face the whole time - he's hard to read.
jlb815 wrote: Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
lawyer921 wrote:has anyone had a second round interview with legal aid society in NY and if so does anyone know how many rounds there are?
There are three rounds of interviews with Legal Aid - a screener interview, a panel interview, and then a final interview with Seymour James, the head of Legal Aid. If you make it to the third round, you are basically getting an offer unless you completely mess up.
Thanks for the info!!! What's your guess on the % of people who go on panel interviews that are invited to the final interview?
I'd also like to know any speculation about the percentage. Also to the anon who posted about third round interviews pretty much meaning you have the job, any more on that? Do we know how many people get offers after the final rounds? or the timeline for that? any additional info would be great!!
I don't know about the percentage of applicants who get a 2nd interview as I am not involved in hiring. I just know that last year, 70 people were hired for the Fall 2012 class, or about 2% of applicants. The anecdotal evidence is that you are pretty much going to get hired if you make it to the 3rd round. I'm a new attorney who joined Legal Aid's Criminal Defense Class in October 2012. And the timeline is all over the place - I had a first round interview in March, a second round interview in April, and a final interview at the end of May (after graduation), and I received an offer the day after my final interview. Others had to wait weeks for their offer, and some people didn't receive offers until July. I know that people have already had their second round interviews with Legal Aid (so much earlier than last year), and that interviews tend to happen in waves.