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Majestie Barragan

Dallas County District Attorney’s Office 

Majestie Barragan
How did you get your job?

I knew I wanted to return home to work during the summer. Following Criminal Law with Professor Teeter, I knew I wanted to gain experience in the criminal field. I went to Dallas County DA’s website and submitted my application, resume and cover letter. I heard back soon after and began working with the office in June. 

What do you like most about your job?

I love that I have the ability to work with ADAs, Judges and Chiefs across different units. Although I am assigned to a Felony courtroom, I take every chance I get to visit other courts and talk with the ADAs, defense attorneys and Judges. You can feel the sense of community within the DA’s office, and I am glad to be a part of it. 

How do you think this experience has helped you in your career path? 

I plan to pursue a career in criminal law, and if given the opportunity, I would like to return home to Dallas to practice. The DA’s office not only provides me with exposure to the criminal field but also allows me to make connections with the ADAs, Chiefs, Judges, staff and defense attorneys. As the Chief of Misdemeanors told us on our first day, they are not only interviewing us, we are interviewing them. This opportunity gets my foot in the door in the city I love and the field I am passionate about.