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Everything You Wanted to Know About Becoming an Assistant United States Attorney but Were Afraid to Ask
Monday, April 22, 2013 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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The 93 U.S. Attorney’s offices, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, represent the federal government in criminal and civil matters before the United States district and circuit courts. Each U.S. Attorney’s office is staffed by numerous Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who serve as prosecutors in criminal matters, and the government’s litigation counsel in civil matters in some of the most interesting and important litigation occurring in the United States courts. The panel includes representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey, who will discuss the application process and efforts made to increase diversity among applicants in their judicial districts.

Moderator: DANIEL R. ALONSO, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office; Former Chief of the Criminal Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York

Speakers: ORELIA MERCHANT, Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York; FEDERICO E. VIRELLA, JR., Executive Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York; SABRINA COMIZZOLI, Counsel to the U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey; CAROLYN POKORNY, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Eastern District of New York

Sponsored by: Committee on Minorities in the Courts, R. Nadine Fontaine, Chair


Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.)