April 9 - 12, 2014
Santa Fe, NM
I have a successful career litigating interesting cases and
protecting tax-payer dollars.
After completing law school, I began a two-year clerkship for a federal district judge. My post-clerkship plan was to return to the mid-size law firm at which I previously interned and where I was sure to have a successful and lucrative career as a medical malpractice/personal injury attorney. While clerking, an attorney from the Department of Justice appeared before the judge for whom I worked on an issue that required an in-chambers conference. The judge had me conduct the conference. The Justice attorney subsequently asked me about my post-clerkship plans for employment and recommended that I apply to the Attorney General’s Honors Program. I followed that recommendation and was thrilled when I received an offer to join Justice.
I have never regretted my decision to join Justice instead of going into private practice. While I do not have the level of financial success that often comes with private practice, I have thus far had a successful career litigating interesting cases and protecting tax-payer dollars.