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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

 

Preferred skills:

Strong writing, research, and analytical skills

Appellate or other writing experience

Ability to work effectively under deadlines

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills




Lateral Assistant District Attorney - Freedom of Information Law Unit Chief

 
 
The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking a qualified attorney to work as assistant district attorney in the role of Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Unit Chief. The FOIL Unit Chief is responsible for all requests to the Office for such records, as well as and requests from other agencies (primarily NYC Corporation Counsel) for records.  The Unit Chief works closely with the General Counsel to develop legal positions and attendant policies, and with the Appeals Bureau and the Civil Litigation Unit on related litigations.  The position entails overseeing a staff of six paralegals, and includes training new staff, reviewing answers to difficult or confusing requests, answering administrative appeals, opposing C.P.L.R. Article 78 petitions and appearing in court on those petitions, and drafting appellate briefs and appearing for oral arguments when the C.P.L.R. Article 78 decisions are appealed to higher courts. In 2017, the Unit received approximately 1,200 FOIL requests and 1,500 agency requests.

 

Minimum qualification requirements:

Attorney admitted to practice in New York

 

Preferred skills:

Strong writing, research, and analytical skills

Appellate or other writing experience

Ability to work effectively under deadlines

Excellent interpersonal andcommunication 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 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.

 
 

Special Assistant District Attorney - Executive Operations

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is seeking an attorney to serve as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the Executive Division, reporting to the Director of Executive Operations.  The selected applicant will be responsible for: preparing substantive briefings for the District Attorney for meetings, including meetings with family members, community members and advocates about the office’s work and policy matters; preparing briefings for press conferences, press interviews, town halls, and third-party sponsored events; conducting research and drafting memoranda on legal and public policy topics as requested; and performing other tasks as needed, including conflicts checks for proposed meetings.

 

Minimum qualification requirements:

  • Attorney admitted to practice in New York
  • At least one (1) year of full-time employment experience, either post-undergraduate or post-law school

 

Preferred skills:

  • Demonstrated skills in legal research, analysis and writing
  • The ability to produce clear, concise, and error-free documents within a limited timeframe
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as this position will require the applicant to gather and synthesize information from managers and staff throughout the office
  • Prior experience in government

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Spring College Internship



The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office accepts applications from college students for highly competitive internships within our office during the spring school semester. The spring internship is a 12-week program and interns are required to work 12-15 hours per week. Spring interns have a unique opportunity to assist in duties that may include: attending trials; assisting in trial preparation; conducting and analyzing legal research; preparing and compiling documents and financial data; listening to and transcribing Rikers calls and wire taps; and supporting and participating in community outreach programs. Interns are assigned to one of the specialized bureaus or to a general trial zone.
 

Application Deadline: December 16, 2018



Spring Legal Internship



The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office accepts applications from law school students for highly competitive internships within our office during the Spring semester. The Spring internship is a 12-week program and interns are required to work 12-15 hours per week. Spring interns have a unique opportunity to assist in duties that may include: assisting in investigations and hearings; attending trials; drafting subpoenas; conducting and analyzing legal research; preparing and compiling documents and financial data; and interviewing witnesses with assistant district attorneys. Interns are assigned to one of the specialized bureaus or to a general trial zone.
 
 
Application Deadline: December 16, 2018



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: February 1st, 2019
 
 

Winter/Spring High School Internship

 

 

The High School Internship is a hands-on experience that pairs students with Assistant District Attorneys, offering an insider’s view of the inner working of one of the largest DA’s offices in the country. Selected students will be assigned to a unit within the DA’s office and will support the work of Assistant District Attorneys and other members of the DA’s staff. The program is open to qualifying juniors and seniors who reside in and attend school in Brooklyn. Applicants must be able to commit to the entire duration of the internship, which will run from February 19, 2019 through February 22, 2019 (Tuesday-Friday)  OR April 22, 2019 through April 26, 2019, from 9am-4pm (Monday through Friday). This is an unpaid internship but students will receive a weekly MetroCard for commuting expenses.

 

Intern Duties:

•             Assist with legal research and analysis utilizing various sources such as the internet, news articles, and legal periodicals.

•             Provide assistance to attorneys and support staff at various phases of a matter including pretrial, conference and/or trial.

•             Perform a variety of paralegal and/or clerical functions, as required.

•             Assist attorneys with case preparation, discovery, file maintenance and organization of court documents.

•             Participate in workshops pertinent to different departments and legal zones.

•             Participate in judicial, legal and law enforcement observational field trips.

•             Observe criminal trials and defendants during sentencing in court.

 
 

Eligibility:

•             Applicants must reside in and attend school in Brooklyn.

•             Applicants must be a high school junior or senior.

•             Applicants must be able to commit to the entire duration of the internship: February 19, 2019 through February 22, 2019 (Tuesday-Friday)  OR April 22, 2019 through April 26, 2019 (Monday through Friday).  Hours are 9am-4pm.

 

Application Requirements:

*** Please Note: Items 1-3 must be prepared and ready for upload before starting the online application. Applications cannot be saved.


1.   Most recent high school transcript
 

2.   Updated resume

 

3.   A 300 word "Statement of Interest" which must be typed (12 pt. font/double-spaced) and addresses the following: “Why are you interested in interning with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office?" and "What impact do you think the internship will have on your future personal and academic behaviors?"

 

4.   One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or mentor, etc.  Recommendation letter must include student’s first and last name and all recommendations must be submitted to hsinternships@brooklynda.org via email.   Subject header must include the student’s first and last name.

 

Application Deadline: November 12, 2018