NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2023

The New York County District Attorney's Office - New York, New York

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
Lawyers 2021 2022 2023
Experienced 14 33 25
Entry-level 57 67 60
Post-3Ls 0 0 0
2Ls 46 46 46
1Ls 4 5 4
Semester Interns 36 48 37

Number of 2022 entry-level attorneys who were former interns 39
Number of 2022 2Ls considered for attorney offers 36
Number of offers made 26
Prefer significant prior experience in area? Case-by-case
For attorney hires, do you require bar admission? No
For attorney hires, do you require prior practice experience? No
Is US citizenship required? Yes
Are split summers allowed? No
Are 1Ls considered for interns? Yes
Comments regarding Hiring

We require all new lawyers to have taken the NYS Bar Exam, the NYLE and the MPRE prior to starting employment.

Public Officers Law Section 3(1) requires that all persons holding civil office be citizens of the United States. Accordingly, United States citizenship is required of all Assistant District Attorneys upon commencement of their employment, as is New York State residency. A three-year commitment to serve in the office is also required from newly graduated law students.

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. 

Length of time with organization

What percent of legal staff has been with the organization less than 2 years? 33
What percent of legal staff has been with the organization 2-5 years? 24
What percent of legal staff has been with the organization 6-10 years? 16
What percent of legal staff has been with the organization more than 10 years? 27
Date applications first accepted for summer interns 8/15
Date applications first accepted for attorneys 7/15
Deadline for applications from summer interns 8/15 - 11/1 for 2L; 12/1 - 12/15 for 1L
Deadline for applications from attorneys 10/1
Date offers are made to summer interns Rolling basis
Date offers are made to attorneys Rolling basis
Average length of hiring process (months) for summer interns 2
Average length of hiring process (months) for attorneys 4
When should 1Ls apply? 12/1
Do you hire domestic LL.M.s? No
Do you hire foreign LL.M.s? No
When should LL.M.s submit applications?
Preferred application materials
Hiring Criteria

Committed to public interest, experience in criminal prosecution or defense, strong academic performance, excellent verbal and writing skills, leadership experience, integrity, judgment and maturity.

Honors programs

Do you offer a post-graduate honors program? No
Campus Interviews
Job Fair / Consortia Attended

Asian American Bar Association of New York Job Fair (AABANY)

George Washington University Law School & Georgetown University Law Center 
Public Sector Recruiting Program (PSRP)

Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair (HNBA)

LGBTQ+ Bar Association Career Fair (Lavender Law)

Massachussets Law School Consortium Government & Public Interest Progam (MLSC)

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)

National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair (NBPA)

National Black Law Students National Job Fair (NBSLA)

Northeast Black Law Students Association Job Fair (NEBLSA)

NYU Public Interest Legal Career Fair (PILC)


Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2022 0
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2022 10