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Job Posting: Assistant District Attorney (New York, NY)

Information About the Position

The New York County District Attorney’s Office serves and protects the People of New York through the fair administration of justice, without fear or favor. Building on a rich tradition of prosecutorial independence and courtroom excellence, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office today is an internationally recognized leader in the development of innovative crime-fighting strategies and public safety initiatives. The office handles approximately 45,000 cases annually, with a staff of more than 500 assistant district attorneys and 870 investigative analysts, paralegals, and other highly trained professional staff members. The legal work of the District Attorney’s Office is further divided between the Trial, Investigation, Special Victims, Pathways to Public Safety and Appeals Divisions.

Current opportunities for Assistant District Attorneys include positions in the following bureaus and units among others: Appeals Bureau, Crime Strategies Unit, Cybercrime & Identity Theft Bureau, Emerging Adult Unit, Financial Frauds Bureau, Housing and Tenant Protection Unit, Major Economic Crimes Bureau, Pathways to Public Safety Division, Rackets Bureau, Worker Protection Unit)], Special Victims Division, Trial Division, Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit. If interested, please visit our online application page at to view all available opportunities.

The salary for Assistant District Attorneys admitted to the practice of law ranges from $90,000 to $171,500, based on year of graduation from law school. The salary for Assistant District Attorneys not yet admitted to the practice of law is $85,000. The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. Please review the notice to see if you may be eligible for programs and how to apply at

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