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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 the Investigations Division.


Applicants must be able to handle a 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 such as the NYPD, the DEA, and the Department of Homeland Security.

 

Applicants should have a proven record of conducting long-term, proactive financial crime or public corruption investigations as well as a proven record of managing an investigative team. Appropriate candidates will be considered for supervisory positions. Wiretap and appellate experience is a plus.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 
 

Summer Legal Internship

 

The Brooklyn District Attorney's office is currently 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 a 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 1st, 2018
 
 

Assistant District Attorney

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office serves the more than 2.5 million people of Brooklyn, and is one of the largest prosecutor’s offices in the country.  Under the leadership of Acting DA Eric Gonzalez, continuing and building on the legacy of the late DA Ken Thompson, the office is an incubator of innovative prosecutorial approaches — making this an especially exciting time to join the office.

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 representand add to this vibrant diversity. The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

 


Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Civil Rights Bureau

 

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office is seeking senior experienced level trial attorneys to join the office in the Civil Rights Bureau and Hate Crimes Unit.

 

The Civil Rights Bureau investigates and prosecutes crimes committed by members of law enforcement against civilians. The Hate Crimes Unit within the bureau investigates and prosecutes crimes motivated by a victim’s race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

 

Under the direction of the Bureau Chief, the ideal candidates are expected to perform the following duties:

  • reviewing charge files and recommending the initiation of litigation

  • conducting discovery for litigation in criminal and State Supreme court

  • preparing and presenting motions, responses and oral arguments to the courts

  • preparing pretrial and post-trial briefs and materials

  • conducting all facets of trials in criminal and State Supreme courts

  • providing formal and informal legal advice and memoranda to agency personnel. 

Qualifications

  • All candidates must be admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

  • Candidates must have five to seven year of legal experience following graduation from an accredited law school preferably in a substantive area of the enforcement, related civil rights litigation, or general litigation in federal and/or state courts.

 

 

Preferred Skills

  • Candidates must be able to excel in a fast paced work environment and handle a high volume of cases and investigations.

  • Candidates should have the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with others within, as well as outside of our agency.

  • Candidates should have litigation experience including a record of jury trials and a working knowledge of criminal procedure and rules of evidence.

  • Candidates must have demonstrated strong legal writing and oral advocacy skills.


 

Travel Requirement

 
Occasional Travel

 

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 for these positions 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.