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U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Honors Program Pre-Interview Submissions and Interview Information


Interviews:  Janell Mesa, Human Resources Officer,, (O) (504) 680-3105,  (C) (504) 635-5927

Information Technology:  Victor, Sheppard, Deputy AO/Systems Manager,, (504) 680-3137

Interview Information  Honors Program interviews will be conducted via virtual platforms this year.  Candidates should follow scheduling instructions from the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM).  OARM will notify candidates of their interview day and time.  The USAO, Eastern District of Louisiana will provide supplemental instructions including the interview link and contacts for technical assistance. 

Pre-Interview Submissions

The USAO for the Eastern District of Louisiana requests a current résumé and a writing sample.  Both documents should be submitted electronically.  Please consolidate into one PDF.

  • Submission Deadline: As soon as possible but not later than 7 business days after notification of selection for an interview.
  • Format: Adobe Acrobat PDF
  • Type of Writing Sample: The writing sample, not to exceed 10 pages, should an original piece of legal writing or analysis that has not been extensively edited by a third party (e.g., not a heavily-edited law review article or a judicial opinion).  An excerpt from a longer piece is acceptable – just include a brief explanation.  If written in conjunction with others, the candidate must clearly identify those portions he or she authored.  We recommend that the sample be from a brief, memo, draft opinion, or some legal document rather than a law-review or other scholarly article.
  • Submission Method: Submit all documents as attachments in ONE email message to

The email subject line should reflect:  "Honors Program Submissions" and include the candidate's name.  For example, documents submitted by John Smith should read:  "Honors Program Submissions - John Smith" Each attachment should include your name, i.e, "Writing Sample-John Smith." 

Special Instructions:  Please ensure your name is on the writing sample.

Updated September 14, 2023