Assistant District Attorney

Assistant District Attorney Position Career Opportunities

The Nassau County District Attorney’s office is one of the largest in the nation, with a staff of more than 200 attorneys prosecuting nearly 30,000 cases each year. Our recruitment staff conducts outreach nationwide throughout the year to recruit the most talented attorneys and to ensure that our staff of prosecutors reflects the diversity of the vibrant communities that we serve. To learn more about Nassau County, click here.

Learn more about the NCDA recruitment and training process by listening to the NCDA in the Spotlight podcast.

Applying for an Assistant District Attorney Position

Applicants for an Assistant District Attorney position must submit the following materials in PDF FORMAT ONLY to the Director of Recruitment, April N. Montgomery at ADAResumes@NassauDA.org,  to be considered for a first stage interview:

 

Cover Letter

Resume

Statement of Interest – (Labeled as such) Indicate why you want to work as a prosecutor and specifically in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.

Transcript – A transcript from your law school containing your most recent class rank calculated by your law school. If your law school does not rank, a transcript with your grades is still necessary. An unofficial transcript may be submitted for the initial application review. 

Applicant Packet 

Position Paper – The position paper should be limited to three (3) double-spaced pages and must be an original position paper and not an abstraction or adaptation of earlier research from law school assignments.  This is neither a research paper nor a legal brief.

.If you have any questions please call (516) 571-3387.

Training

The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office has been designated by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Continuing Legal Education Provider. In that regard, and in conjunction with the office’s commitment to excellence, all new attorneys are given the benefit of an extensive training course before being asked to appear in court.

The course runs for a full month and is conducted by members of the staff who are also professors of law and published authors in the field of criminal trial practice. The curriculum for the course includes lectures, demonstrations, and participation in an investigation, case preparation, jury selection, opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, summation, pre-trial suppression hearings, and constitutional criminal law.

Continuing Legal Education

As an Accredited Continuing Legal Education Provider, the office presents live and videotaped lectures throughout the year on a wide variety of current legal topics, for the benefit of newly admitted and experienced attorneys. These lectures are open to all current members of the office at no charge.

District Attorney Career & Salary Plan

There are yearly salary increases determined by budgetary ability. These increases are based on merit and responsibility.

Job Benefits

Assistant district attorneys receive the following benefits (waiting periods may apply):

  • 13 paid holidays each year
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick days each year
  • Contributory medical plans
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Flexible benefits plan for medical and child-care expenses
  • Childcare leave
  • County Credit Union