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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 prosecutors’ offices in the country. The sheer size and diversity of Brooklyn provides a professional experience that is unique among district attorneys’ 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: October 14, 2018

 


Fall College Internship

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office accepts applications from college students for highly competitive internships within our office during the fall school semester. The fall internship is a 12-week program and interns are required to work 10-15 hours per week. Fall 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: September 1, 2018

Fall Legal Internship

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office accepts applications from law school students for highly competitive internships within our office during the fall semester. The fall internship is a 12-week program and interns are required to work 10-15 hours per week. Fall 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: September 1, 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, 2018
 
 

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.