Assistant District Attorney Job Openings - 210,518 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Assistant District Attorney
    Muscogee Creek Nation

    Okmulgee, OK

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Assistant District Attorney
    Muscogee Creek Nation

    Okmulgee, OK

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Assistant District Attorney
    State of Massachusetts

    Pittsfield, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Assistant Reno County District Attorney
    Reno County District Attorney

    Hutchinson, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Assistant Reno County District Attorney
    Careerbliss

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Assistant Reno County District Attorney
    Reno County District Attorney

    Hutchinson, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Senior District Attorney Investigator
    Monroe County, Ny

    Rochester, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    District Attorney Investigator
    Monroe County, Ny

    Rochester, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Assistant Reno County District Attorney in
    Reno County District Attorney

    Hutchinson, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Deputy District Attorney 1 or 2
    Lincoln County

    Newport, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    District Attorney I II
    Merced County

    Merced, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Mid-level Education Attorney with public school districts experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Fresno, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Criminal Law Attorney
    Uworld

    Irving, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    NEW
    District Assistant
    Circulation

    Bozeman, MT

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,500

    NEW
    Attorney
    Primerica

    Duluth, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $177,000

    NEW
    Attorney
    Princeton Information

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,684

    NEW
    Attorney
    The Law Offices of Lonnie M. Player, Jr. PLLC

    Chapel Hill, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $107,500

    NEW
    Attorney
    Law Office

    Minneapolis, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $81,162

    NEW
    Attorney
    The Killino Firm, P.C.

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,072

    NEW
    Attorney
    Dunbarmonroe, PLLC

    Ridgeland, MS

  • Estimated Salary

    $185,000

    NEW
    Attorney
    Jacobson and Associates

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,072

    NEW
    Attorney
    Jobtome

    Morristown, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $108,829

    Attorney
    Pellettieri, Rabstein and Altman

    Princeton, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,173

    Attorney
    Curcio Mirzaian Sirot, LLC

    Roseland, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $170,000

    NEW
    Attorney
    Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs, LLC

    Hackensack, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $177,000

    ATTORNEY
    Confidential

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $111,224

    Attorney
    Mayestelles PLLC

    Phoenix, AZ

  • Estimated Salary

    $170,000

    ATTORNEY
    Confidential

    Spring Valley, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $135,000

    NEW
    Attorney
    Confidential

    Oakland, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,593

    NEW
    Attorney
    Houlon, Berman, Finci, Levenstein &Amp; Sandler, LLC

    Greenbelt, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $170,000

    NEW
    ATTORNEY
    Varcadipane & Pinnisi, P.C.

    Paramus, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $74,109

    Attorney
    Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers

    Roslyn, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,173

    Attorney
    Brach Eichler LLC

    Roseland, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $111,224

    ATTORNEY
    State of Arizona

    Phoenix, AZ

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,229

    Attorney

    Syracuse, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,118

    NEW
    Attorney
    Robert Half

    Schaumburg, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $110,419

    Attorney
    State Farm Insurance

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,000

    Attorney
    Robert Half

    Atlanta, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,457

    Attorney
    Robert Half

    Richardson, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    NEW
    Attorney
    Robert Half

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $155,387

    Attorney
    Microsoft Corporation

    Redmond, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $177,000

    NEW
    Attorney
    Fabiani Cohen & Hall, LLP

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $90,792

    NEW
    Attorney
    Confidential

    Tustin, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,598

    NEW
    Attorney
    Smith Packett

    Roanoke, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $177,000

    NEW
    Attorney
    Fabiani Cohen Hall, LLP

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,374

    NEW
    Attorney
    Confidential

    Lombard, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $135,000

    NEW
    Attorney
    State Farm

    Riverside, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $102,684

    NEW
    Attorney
    Ford

    Dearborn, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,593

    NEW
    Attorney
    Houlon, Berman, Finci, Levenstein &Amp; Sandler, LLC

    Greenbelt, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,072

    NEW
    Attorney
    Mississippi Iron Works

    Jackson, MS

  • Estimated Salary

    $177,000

    NEW
    Attorney
    WEG & Myers

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,072

    Attorney
    Gesmonde Pietrosimone Sgrignari & P

    New Haven, CT

  • Estimated Salary

    $177,000

    Attorney
    Chubb

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,173

    Attorney
    Confidential

    Morristown, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,173

    NEW
    Attorney
    Bramnick, Rodriguez, Mitterhoff

    Scotch Plains, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,173

    NEW
    Attorney
    Harkavy, Goldman, Goldman, Et Al

    Caldwell, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $135,000

    NEW
    Attorney
    Red Hat Inc.

    Yucca Valley, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $111,090

    NEW
    Attorney
    Kemin Industries

    Des Moines, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $94,124

    NEW
    Attorney
    Ark State Board of Dental Exam

    Little Rock, AR

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,072

    Attorney
    Youngwilliams Child Support Services

    Hutchinson, KS

Assistant District Attorney Jobs

average

$115,820

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Make Decisions
  • Stressful

What does an Assistant District Attorney do

An Assistant District Attorney helps the District Attorney, a government official. They represent the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses.

how to become an Assistant District Attorney

All lawyers must have a law degree and must also typically pass a state’s written bar examination.

Education

Becoming a lawyer usually takes 7 years of full-time study after high school—4 years of undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Most states and jurisdictions require lawyers to complete a juris doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). ABA accreditation signifies that the law school—particularly its curricula and faculty—meets certain standards.

A bachelor’s degree is required for entry into most law schools, and courses in English, public speaking, government, history, economics, and mathematics are useful.

Almost all law schools, particularly those approved by the ABA, require applicants to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). This test measures applicants’ aptitude for the study of law.

A J.D. degree program includes courses such as constitutional law, contracts, property law, civil procedure, and legal writing. Law students may choose specialized courses in areas such as tax, labor, and corporate law.

Licenses

Prospective lawyers take licensing exams called "bar exams." When a lawyer receives their license to practice law, they are "admitted to the bar."

To practice law in any state, a person must be admitted to the state’s bar under rules established by the jurisdiction’s highest court. The requirements vary by individual states and jurisdictions. For more details on individual state and jurisdiction requirements, visit the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Most states require that applicants graduate from an ABA-accredited law school, pass one or more written bar exams, and be found by an admitting board to have the character to represent and advise others. Prior felony convictions, academic misconduct, or a history of substance abuse are just some factors that may disqualify an applicant from being admitted to the bar.

Lawyers who want to practice in more than one state often must take the bar exam in each state.

After graduation, lawyers must keep informed about legal developments that affect their practices. Almost all states require lawyers to participate in continuing legal education either every year or every 3 years. 

Many law schools and state and local bar associations provide continuing legal education courses that help lawyers stay current with recent developments. Courses vary by state and generally cover a subject within the practice of law, such as legal ethics, taxes and tax fraud, and healthcare. Some states allow lawyers to take their continuing education credits through online courses. 

Advancement

Newly hired attorneys usually start as associates and work with more experienced lawyers. After several years, some lawyers may be admitted to partnership of their firm, which means they become partial owners of the firm.

After gaining a few years of work experience, some lawyers go into practice for themselves or move to the legal department of a large corporation. Very few in-house attorneys are hired directly out of law school.

A small number of experienced lawyers are nominated or elected to judgeships. Other lawyers may become full-time law school faculty and administrators. For more information about judges and law school faculty, see the profile on judges and hearing officers and the profile on postsecondary teachers.

Other Experience

Law students often gain practical experience by participating in school-sponsored legal clinics, in a school’s moot court competitions, in practice trials under the supervision of experienced lawyers and judges, and through research and writing on legal issues for a school’s law journals.

Part-time jobs or summer internships in law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments also provide valuable experience. Some smaller firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations may hire students as summer associate interns after they have completed their first year at law school. Many larger firms’ summer internship programs are only eligible to law students who have completed their second year. These experiences can help law students decide what kind of legal work they want to focus on in their careers, and these internships may lead directly to a job after graduation.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Lawyers help their clients resolve problems and issues. As a result, they must be able to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Lawyers must win the respect and confidence of their clients by building a trusting relationship, so that clients feel comfortable enough to share personal information related to their case.

Problem-solving skills. Lawyers must separate their emotions and prejudice from their clients’ problems and objectively evaluate the matter. Therefore, good problem-solving skills are important for lawyers, to prepare the best defense and recommendation.

Research skills. Preparing legal advice or representation for a client commonly requires substantial research. All lawyers need to be able to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter.

Speaking skills. Clients hire lawyers to speak on their behalf. Lawyers must be able to clearly present and explain their case to arbitrators, mediators, opposing parties, judges, or juries. 

Writing skills. Lawyers need to be precise and specific when preparing documents, such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.

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Possible Assistant District Attorney Career Paths

Litigation Associate
Trial Attorney
Associate Attorney
Attorney
Staff Attorney
Associate

Real Assistant District Attorney Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant District Attorney Gwinnett District Attorney's Office Lawrenceville, GA Sep 04, 2015 $86,940
Assistant District Attorney Gwinnett District Attorney's Office Lawrenceville, GA Oct 22, 2012 $85,168
Assistant District Attorney Gwinnett District Attorney's Office Lawrenceville, GA Sep 04, 2012 $85,168
Assistant District Attorney Gwinnett District Attorney's Office Lawrenceville, GA Oct 01, 2009 $85,168

Top Skills for a Assistant District Attorney

Know what it takes to get the job done

FelonyCasesMisdemeanorCasesGrandJuryPresentationsCrimeScenesLAWEnforcementOfficersCriminalCasesSexualAssaultChildAbuseDomesticViolencePoliceOfficersSearchWarrantsPleaAgreementsLegalIssuesPreliminaryHearingsPleaNegotiationsRobberyHomicideMotionPracticeIntakeFelonyJuryTrials

Top Assistant District Attorney Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for assistant district attorney jobs include:
  1. Felony Cases
  2. Misdemeanor Cases
  3. Grand Jury Presentations
Here’s how the most requested skills appear on resumes:
  • Prosecuted felony cases from initial intake through indictment and to trial or a guilty plea.
  • Prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • Conducted several grand jury presentations, including direct and cross-examination of witnesses, analyzing evidence and instructing grand jurors.
  • Utilize evidence recovered from crime scenes and law enforcement teams targeting gang members responsible for violent crimes.
  • Conducted hearings and advised law enforcement officers on criminal proceedings.

Homicide, Felony Jury Trials, Criminal Cases, Sexual Assault, Grand Jury Presentations, Child Abuse, LAW Enforcement Officers, Plea Negotiations, Domestic Violence, Felony Cases, Crime Scenes, Preliminary Hearings, Police Officers, Plea Agreements, Intake, Motion Practice, Robbery, Legal Issues, Search Warrants, Misdemeanor Cases

Top Assistant District Attorney Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Assistant District Attorney Employers

Assistant District Attorney positions seems to be very popular at King's County District Attorney's Office where they currently get hired the most.

Assistant District Attorney job seekers will have an easy time finding open jobs at these firms:
  1. Bronx County District Attorney's Office
  2. Office of The District Attorney
  3. Queens County District Attorney's Office
  4. Fulton County District Attorney's Office

Overall, there are 10 companies that have hired for Assistant District Attorney candidates.

King's County District Attorney's Office, Bronx County District Attorney's Office, Office of The District Attorney, Queens County District Attorney's Office, Fulton County District Attorney's Office, Harris County District Attorney's Office, District Attorney's Office, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, Nassau County District Attorney's Office, Bronx District Attorney's Office

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