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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

Professional Development ConferenceThe Professional Development Series is a weekly podcast series devoted to our newly sworn in attorneys and young lawyers.  The PDS will present programs bringing basic skills training, introducing the business of the law, educating on mental health issues, and showcasing long term career options. Programs will come from a variety of sources locally and from around the country.  If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at


Careers in State Government


Serving your community (and the Commonwealth) can be a rewarding career but what is the day to day life of a public sector attorney in a state agency? How does one go about getting a job in state government? Join three experienced public sector attorneys as they explain their jobs, detail their career paths, and deal with the issues that come in front of them on a daily basis.


Careers in State Government (audio download)




Brian Brock, Judicial System of Jefferson County, Birmingham, AL


Kevin Hull, Hull Partners Limited, Chicago, IL


Jill Mariati, Chief of Money Laundering and Tax Crimes Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office, New York, NY


The Hon. Michael F. Otto, Cook County Superior Court, Chicago, IL


Moderator: David F. Johnson, Deputy General Counsel, Arizona Department of Water Resources, Phoenix, AZ




1:25 Profile of Criminal Work/Career Path (Jill Mariati)


4:40 Private Sector Experience


Return to the Professional Development Series.