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2021 Summer Legal Internship

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office, located in the Metrotech area of Brooklyn, New York, is accepting applications for our highly competitive summer internship program which prepares rising 2L & 3L law students to perform the tasks and to shoulder the responsibilities of a first-year prosecutor and beyond.

The summer legal internship is an unpaid 10-week program, and interns are required to work 35 hours per week. Our hands-on training program includes: a full day of orientation, a mock suppression hearing exercise, a classroom lecture series, and tours such as the New York Police Department Firearms Lab and Red Hook Community Justice Center.

High performing legal summer interns are a primary source for hiring full-time ADAs once they have graduated

  
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
 
 

Immigration Attorney

For years, the deportation of undocumented individuals for low-level criminal convictions was considered a collateral consequence or an additional penalty tied to their convictions.  Given the potential harsh consequences stemming from low-level criminal convictions, District Attorney for Kings County Eric Gonzalez is seeking to implement a system to help prevent undocumented immigrants from facing deportation proceedings for these minor offenses.  The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking experienced immigration attorneys to assist with the implementation and execution of this new initiative. Requirements and expectations are as follows:

 
  • Assist prosecutors in-house in assessing cases in which defendants accused of crimes would face deportation as a result of their guilty pleas

  • Be knowledgeable in all facets of the citizenship process, as well as what issues and criminal convictions could deem a petitioner ineligible to become a citizen of the United States

  • Be familiar with the inner-workings of ICE and how ICE attorneys process cases through their court system

  • Have an understanding of the criminal justice system and be familiar with sentencing guidelines and procedures

  • Strong interpersonal skills required


Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Appeals

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking qualified attorneys to work as assistant district attorneys in the Appeals Bureau. Responsibilities of assistant district attorneys assigned to the Appeals Bureau include: writing briefs and conducting oral arguments on appeals to the Appellate Division, the Appellate Term, and the New York Court of Appeals; answering motions to vacate judgments of conviction in the Supreme Court and the Criminal Court; responding to habeas corpus petitions in federal district court; and litigating appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Minimum qualification requirements:

  • Attorney admitted to practice in New York

  • Appellate or other writing experience, preferably in criminal law


Essential skills:

  • Strong writing, research, and analytical skills

  • Ability to work effectively under deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Investigations Division

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking seasoned attorneys with at least 5 years of litigation as well as investigative experience to join the Office in its Investigations Division.

 

Applicants must be able to handle a high volume of work with strict adherence to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  In addition, applicants for this position should have the ability to think and work independently as well as the ability to work in conjunction with other bureaus in the Office as well as with local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies. 

 

Responsible for long-term investigations, grand jury presentations, trials, and prosecutions in the areas of public corruption, environmental crimes, organized crime, and frauds, including labor fraud, real estate fraud, immigrant fraud, elder fraud, healthcare fraud, consumer fraud, cybercrime and securities fraud.  Responsible for handling a docket of court cases covering the above listed disciplines.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent investigative skills, including significant experience drafting subpoenas, interviewing witnesses, analyzing financial and business records and creating investigative plans.
  • Excellent writing skills, preferably with experience drafting search warrants, pen registers and eavesdropping warrants.
  • Strong court room advocacy skills. 
  • Working knowledge of computer technology and participation in sophisticated cybercrime investigations.
  • Proven record of managing an investigative team in long-term, proactive investigations into complex criminal organizations involved in fraud schemes, organized crime or public corruption.
  • Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Trial Division

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking experienced attorneys to join the Office in the Trial Divisions.

 

Applicants must be able to handle high volume of work in a fast-paced environment.  In addition, applicants for these positions should have the ability to think and work independently as well as the ability to work in conjunction with other bureaus in the Office as well as with outside agencies.

 

Applicants should have at least five years of litigation experience and a record of jury trial verdicts. Solid knowledge of criminal procedure, search and seizure law, and evidence is required.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in the penal code and the law with a strong understanding of legal concepts.
  • Ability to assess strengths and weakness in cases.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong court room advocacy skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team.