Assistant District Attorney
Assistant District Attorney Position Career Opportunities
The Nassau County District Attorney's (DA) Office is one of the largest district attorney’s offices in the country with more than 175 lawyers and a total staff in excess of 370. Situated on Long Island, immediately to the east of New York City, the office is committed to hiring the most qualified trial, investigative, and appellate attorneys.
Applying for an Assistant District Attorney Position
The DA’s Office will begin accepting applications (PDF) for the Fall 2018 hiring class on August 1st, 2017.
All applications must be received on or before October 31, 2017 by 5 p.m.
Please note: Applications received prior to August 1st, 2017 will not be considered and will need to be resubmitted after that date.
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 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.
Assistant district attorneys receive the following benefits (waiting periods may apply):
- 13 paid holidays each year
- Paid vacation, personal and sick days each year
- Availability of contributory medical plans
- Availability of deferred compensation plan
- Availability of flexible benefits plan for medical and child-care expenses
- Availability of childcare leave
- Availability of County Credit Union