Believe it or not, I have applied to be a public defender again. At a new office. In a new city.
I had an interview, and it was a little bit weird. I know a lot about being a public defender already, I know what I'm getting myself into, I can talk the public defender talk and trade war stories, but I didn't want to come across as a know-it-all.
At the end of the interview they asked me, "What questions do you have for us?" And, of course, I answered with an appropriate question.
Here are the questions I could have asked, but didn't:
1) What does my office will look like? There's a window, right? Preferably one that brings in light, not just looking out at a brick wall.
2) Tell me about your happy hours? What bar do you go to? Weekly? What night? Does everyone go, or are there certain groups?
3) What can I expect when I bring home a full acquittal? Champagne and canapés? Or beer and chips? Not that there's anything wrong with either, I just want to know what to expect.
4) Tell me who the office gossip is. I want to know who to watch out for.
5) The softball team - is it more of a drinking team with a softball problem, or is it pretty competitive? We do have a softball team... don't we?
If there's anyone still out there reading this, do you have any questions for me?