Like most litigation associates, I am thirsty for court time and I dread billing. That is why I could not have been more excited when I was chosen by my firm to serve as an assistant district attorney for a year.

Looking for a way to give back to the city and provide courtroom experience for eager litigation associates, Cozen O’Connor decided to offer an attorney the opportunity to serve full-time at the Philadelphia DA’s Office for one full year. I would receive my full salary and benefits, but the real prize was the opportunity to learn and distinguish myself, showing up in court every day to try cases. It also didn’t hurt that I wouldn’t have to touch a time sheet for a year.

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