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Assistant District Attorney - Spring 2020

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office, located in the Metrotech area of Brooklyn, New York, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant District Attorney with an approximate start date of April 2020. All applicants must be admitted to the New York Bar. 


The Kings County District Attorney’s Office serves the more than 2.6 million people of Brooklyn and is one of the largest prosecutor’s offices in the country. The sheer size and diversity of Brooklyn provides a professional experience that is unique among district attorney’s offices around the country. You will be exposed to a full range of cases, including some of the most complex and cutting edge, and you will learn from some of the most respected and renowned attorneys in the public sector. You will be given as much responsibility as you can handle.


Our goal is to hire the best and most committed public servants. Our ADAs come from a wide range of backgrounds and we are committed to hiring and retaining lawyers who represent and add to this vibrant diversity.

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

 

 

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 - Chief of Human Trafficking Unit

The Kings County District Attorney's Office, located in the Metrotech area of Brooklyn, New York is seeking a senior level Attorney to join the office to serve as the Chief of the Human Trafficking Unit.

 

The Human Trafficking Unit vigorously investigates and prosecutes those who, through force, fraud, coercion, persuasion or otherwise, have forced individuals or children into prostitution and/or labor, including as domestic servants, nannies, housekeepers, construction and restaurant workers. The unit’s staff also engages in community outreach by conducting meetings at schools and community centers to educate Brooklyn residents on the dangers of human trafficking and on how to look for warning signs that a person might be a trafficking victim.

 

The ideal candidates are expected to perform the following duties:

  • Engage in continuous outreach to bring awareness to Human Trafficking and work with advocates and community groups to combat Human Trafficking.
  • Work with current special victims leadership to supervise and evaluate the individuals accused of committing Human Trafficking offenses.
  • Work with current special victims leadership to enhance Human Trafficking cases from inception, grand jury, through disposition as well as supervise and mentor assistants as needed.
  • Make themselves available as needed to assist law enforcement or enhance cases of suspected Human Trafficking.

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Litigation experience demonstrated through a record of jury trials and/or a record of legal advocacy on behalf of victims of Human Trafficking and related legislation
  • Prior supervisory experience with demonstrated experience in conducting and supervising long-term investigations and prosecutions.
  • Strong leadership skills to oversee large docket of cases and ensure prompt resolution of matters.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment and handle a high volume of cases and investigations.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with others within, as well as outside of our agency.
  • Willingness to conduct active outreach and develop partnerships with outside agencies to combat Human Trafficking
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 


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.