We calculated that 7% of Assistant District Attorneys are proficient in Felony Cases, Criminal Justice, and Criminal Cases. They’re also known for soft skills such as Analytical skills, Interpersonal skills, and Problem-solving skills.
We break down the percentage of Assistant District Attorneys that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Felony Cases, 7%
Presented felony cases before the Grand Jury where responsibilities included conducting direct and cross-examination and providing instructions to the jury members.
- Criminal Justice, 7%
Support criminal justice programs that assist in the rehabilitation of juveniles and first offenders
- Criminal Cases, 6%
Investigated and evaluated criminal cases, including possible plea agreements.
- Litigation, 6%
Managed a caseload of over seventy indictments and handled all aspects of criminal litigation.
- Crime Scenes, 6%
Responded to crime scenes, supervised line-up identifications and interviewed felony defendants.
- Adas, 5%
Screen cases for indictment to the Superior Court and work with Superior Court ADA's on indictment decisions.
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"felony cases," "criminal justice," and "criminal cases" aren't the only skills we found assistant district attorneys list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of assistant district attorney responsibilities that we found, including: Arguably the most important personality trait for an assistant district attorney to have happens to be analytical skills. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "lawyers help their clients resolve problems and issues" Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that assistant district attorneys can use analytical skills to "second-chaired a double homicide trial; handling five of the state's nineteen witnesses; including one expert in fingerprint analysis. " While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many assistant district attorney duties rely on interpersonal skills. This example from a assistant district attorney explains why: "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." This resume example is just one of many ways assistant district attorneys are able to utilize interpersonal skills: "used interpersonal and persuasive skills in mediations, negotiations, and trials provided day-to-day legal advice department of human services" Another skill that is quite popular among assistant district attorneys is problem-solving skills. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a assistant district attorney resume: "lawyers must separate their emotions and prejudice from their clients’ problems and objectively evaluate the relevant applicable information" This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "resolved 140 cases through litigation and in the process became extremely familiar with new mexico's judicial and legislative system. " In order for certain assistant district attorney responsibilities to be completed, the job requires the skill "research skills." According to an assistant district attorney resume, "lawyers need to be able to find those laws and regulations which apply to a specific matter, in order to provide the appropriate legal advice for their clients." As an example, this snippet was taken directly from a resume about how this skill applies: "conducted legal research and fact investigation for case litigation. " Yet another important skill that an assistant district attorney must demonstrate is "speaking skills." Lawyers must be able to clearly present and explain their case to arbitrators, mediators, opposing parties, judges, or juries, because they are speaking on behalf of their clients. This is clearly demonstrated in this example from an assistant district attorney who stated: "represented county officials in arbitration proceedings and employment litigation matters. " Another skill commonly found on assistant district attorney resumes is "writing skills." This description of the skill was found on several assistant district attorney resumes: "lawyers need to be precise and specific when preparing documents, such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney." Here's an example from a resume of how this skill could fit into the day-to-day assistant district attorney responsibilities: "performed extensive legal research and writing on state, federal, statutory and local levels. "
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We've found that 39.3% of assistant district attorneys have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 3.7% earned their master's degrees before becoming an assistant district attorney. While it's true that most assistant district attorneys have a college degree, it's generally impossible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every ten assistant district attorneys did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The assistant district attorneys who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied law and political science, while a small population of assistant district attorneys studied criminal justice and history.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an assistant district attorney. We've found that most assistant district attorney resumes include experience from NC.gov, Columbus Consolidated Government, and McLennan County. Of recent, NC.gov had 8 positions open for assistant district attorneys. Meanwhile, there are 2 job openings at Columbus Consolidated Government and 2 at McLennan County.
Since salary is important to some assistant district attorneys, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Gwinnett Center, Albany International, and Fort Bend County. If you were to take a closer look at Gwinnett Center, you'd find that the average assistant district attorney salary is $85,423. Then at Albany International, assistant district attorneys receive an average salary of $80,324, while the salary at Fort Bend County is $80,157.
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We also looked into companies who hire assistant district attorneys from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Office Of The Public Defender, Office Of The Attorney General, and Miami-Dade County.