^That actually goes a long way toward explaining Hill's important, but ultimately minor role as the DA on Law & Order for all those years. He does good work, but will only do so much of it. The shooting schedule must have been arranged around when he was willing to work.
Then again, the DA (not the assistants, but the
DA) on L&O never gets to do much anyway except sit in his office and say "Make the deal." None of the post-Adam Schiff DAs really deviated from this either.