Assistant District Attorney (Lateral Hiring)


Lateral Hiring 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 NCDA in the Spotlight. 

Applying as a Lateral

The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office is currently postponing all interviews and hiring until further notice. 

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,  to be considered for an 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. 
  • Lateral Application Packet 
  • Certificate of Good Standing 

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

District Attorney Career & Salary Plan

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

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

Availability of contributory medical plans

Availability of a deferred compensation plan

Availability of flexible benefits plan for medical and child-care expenses

Availability of childcare leave

Availability of County Credit Union