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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 - 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.

 
 

Legislative Analyst

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s office is in the midst of a transformational process called Justice 2020, in which we seek to change the way we as prosecutors think about our work, considering each case to determine how best to fulfill our vision of keeping Brooklyn safe and strengthening community trust by ensuring fairness and equal justice for all. As part of our commitment to a fair and just criminal justice system, we seek to increase our legislative advocacy in support of criminal justice reform. The Office has an immediate opening for a Legislative Analyst in its Policy and Strategy Department. In this position, the Legislative Analyst will be responsible for monitoring criminal justice-related bills, summarizing them for the Policy and Strategy Council and the DA, and supporting our legislative advocacy.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • Monitor and summarize criminal justice-related legislation.
  • Interface with the District Attorneys Association of New York (DAASNY), other DAs’ offices and other system actors and advocates.
  • Draft proposed legislation on behalf of our office.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Experience analyzing legislation
  • Knowledge of the New York City and State legislative process
  • Substantive knowledge of criminal justice issues
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly-organized, resourceful, and reliable.
  • Existing relationships with elected officials and legislative staff strongly preferred

     

    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Master’s degree in a related field (Policy or Criminal Justice) or similar experience preferred.

 

 

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Strong writing, research, and analytical skills.

Ability to work effectively under deadlines.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
 

Policy Analyst

 

The Kings County District Attorney’s office is in the midst of a transformational process called Justice 2020, in which we seek to change the way we as prosecutors think about our work, considering each case to determine how best to fulfill our vision of keeping Brooklyn safe and strengthening community trust by ensuring fairness and equal justice for all. As part of this initiative, we seek to increase the extent to which our work is strategic, data-driven and transparent.

 

The Office has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst in its Policy and Strategy Department. In this position, the Policy Analyst will be responsible for supporting the work of the office with the aggregation, reporting, and analysis of enterprise data sets. This position requires a combination of substantive criminal justice policy knowledge and analytical skills, as the ideal candidate will have the ability to work with various parts of the office to help determine how to capture the necessary metrics to fulfill the vision of Justice 2020 and increase the office’s efficiency and transparency. The policy analyst will need to be comfortable at the intersection of policy and analytics and be able to render technical data in a way that can be understood by a non-technical audience that includes the public.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

 

           Create reports for managerial staff, other criminal justice system actors and the public.

           Support policy projects through use of data to inform decision-making.

           Seek out, integrate, and analyze new sources of data applicable to KCDA operations or priorities.

           Collaborate with IT on infrastructure, tools, and policies.

           Work with staff to integrate data tools into their work.

           Work with outside agencies and organizations on data-driven projects.

           Plan and execute program evaluations.

           Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

           Experience working with complex datasets.

           Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills.

           Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

           Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.

           Must be extremely detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly-organized, resourceful, and reliable.

           Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

           Proficiency in R (or other statistical software), GIS software, or Python.

           Proficiency Microsoft SQL or other RDBMS experience.

           Substantive knowledge of criminal justice issues strongly preferred.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

•           Bachelor’s Degree required. Preferred Requirements:

•           Master’s degree in a related field (Social Sciences, Political Science, Computer Science, or Criminal Justice) or similar experience.

•           Microsoft Analysis Services or other OLAP experience.

 

 

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.

 

Summer College Internship


The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office accepts applications from college students for highly competitive summer college internship program. The summer internship is a 8-week program and interns are required to work 35 hours per week. Summer 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: March 1st, 2019

 
 

Summer High School Internship

The Summer High School Internship is a hands-on experience that pairs students with Assistant District Attorneys, offering an insider’s view of the inner workingof one of the largest DA’s offices in the country. Selected students will be assigned to one of the many specialized units within the DA’s office and will support the work of Assistant District Attorneys and other members of the DA’sstaff. The program is open to qualifying sophomores, juniors and seniors wholive and/or attend school in Brooklyn.  Applicants must be able to commit to the entire duration of the internship, which will run from July 8, 2019 through August 9, 2019, from 9am-4pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9am-12pm onFriday. Students will receive a weekly $150 stipend and a MetroCard.

 

 

InternDuties:

  • 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 judicial, legal and law enforcement observational fieldtrips.
  • Observe criminal trials and defendants during sentencing in court.

 

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must live in and/or attend school in Brooklyn.
  • Applicants must be a high school sophomore, junior, or rising senior.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to the entire duration of the internship: July 8th  through August 9th. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-12pm 

ApplicationRequirements:

 

***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 and 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 it will have on your future career goals and aspirations"”

 

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

 

 

ApplicationDeadline: March 25, 2019