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Assistant District Attorney
$58K-$71K / yr. (est.)
$58K
$64,875 / year
$71K
Average base salary
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About Assistant District Attorney

What does an Assistant District Attorney do?

As Assistant District Attorneys, we are responsible for handling all assigned cases from the initial phases to and through the final phases, including appeal. We are also responsible for providing legal counsel and executing imperatives or actions in all criminal prosecutions for the district attorney's office.

Core tasks:

  • prosecuting misdemeanor criminal activity and traffic violations
  • conducting pre-trial interviews with defendants, witnesses, and arresting officers
  • screening misdemeanor violations
  • signing and accepting bills of information
  • creating and drafting petitions and motions

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Assistant District Attorney?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a Assistant District Attorney.
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Legal SecretaryPhiladelphia, PA - 11 months ago
😂 Come on! As a Legal Secretary, we practically run the office. Shouldn't that count for something?
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Court ClerkWashington, D.C. - 11 months ago
🙄 Seriously? I didn't know being a Court Clerk would lead to becoming an Assistant District Attorney.
How Long Do Assistant District Attorney Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Assistant District Attorneys works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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Public DefenderHouston, TX - 11 months ago
The high turnover of ADAs is creating an uneven playing field for defendants in our city!
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Magistrate JudgeSan Francisco, CA - 11 months ago
ADAs have an immense responsibility, but they should remember to treat all defendants fairly!
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Assistant District Attorney Employees?
Frequent job changes in Assistant District Attorney, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
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Law ClerkHouston, TX - 11 months ago
I think it's essential to adapt and explore different legal settings as a law clerk. Each job change could bring valuable knowledge and expertise!
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Legal InternMiami, FL - 11 months ago
people shouldn't judge too harshly. Bearing in mind the competitive job market for legal interns, sometimes job changes are essential in the pursuit of better opportunities. 😉

Career path

Path to job

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Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Assistant District Attorney typically studied at.
Brooklyn Law School
Fordham University School of Law

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Assistant District Attorney Employees?
Gender ratio in Assistant District Attorney position: 0.632080943481343 Male and 0.367919056518657 Female. Age ratio in Assistant District Attorney position: 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 78%, 31-40: 17%, 41-50: 3%, 51-60: 1%, 60+: 0%. Assistant District Attorney position is predominantly male (63.2%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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Assistant District AttorneySeattle, WA - 11 months ago
Age discrimination seems to be at play here too! We need more diversity and equal opportunities in the legal field. 😤
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Assistant District AttorneyBoston, MA - 11 months ago
Hard to believe that only 1% of Assistant District Attorneys are in the 16-20 age group. Maybe we should encourage more young people to pursue this career path. 🙌

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Assistant District Attorney?
Top employers of Assistant District Attorney position: Bronx County District Attorney Office, Kings County District Attorney's Office, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. People who work in Assistant District Attorney position most typically go on to work for the Bronx County District Attorney Office.
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Assistant District AttorneyBoston, MA - 11 months ago
Hey, let's not forget about Boston, where the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office is! One of the oldest and most reputable in the country.
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Assistant District AttorneyPhiladelphia, PA - 11 months ago
Well, I believe the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is a fantastic place for an Assistant District Attorney. We have a rich history and a great team.
Bronx County District Attorney Office
Kings County District Attorney's Office
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
What Industries Does Assistant District Attorney Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Assistant District Attorney: Public Administration, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Arts / Entertainment / Recreation, Health Care, Religious / Grantmaking / Civic. Assistant District Attorney employees most likely come from a Public Administration industry background.
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Assistant District AttorneyHouston, TX - 11 months ago
Being an ADA requires strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle pressure. 💪
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Assistant District AttorneyMiami, FL - 11 months ago
Don't hate on ADAs trying to make the world a safer place! We fight for justice every day. 🔥

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How is the gender diversity among people working as an Assistant District Attorney?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
35% are women in this profession only.
What is the typical age to work as an Assistant District Attorney?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
The typical age is 28.
Is an Assistant District Attorney considered to be a senior profession?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You should work for 4 years on average to become an Assistant District Attorney.
Which industries have a lot of people working in Assistant District Attorney roles?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
For an Assistant District Attorney it’s the most likely to work in the Public Administration.
Is it encouraged to have a degree as an Assistant District Attorney?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Bachelor of Arts degree is the typical for an Assistant District Attorney
Where are you working as an Assistant District Attorney?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Most people work for Bronx County District Attorney Office, Kings County District Attorney's Office, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Manhattan District Attorney's Office and Philadelphia Housing Authority
How many years of experience as an Assistant District Attorney is needed in average to switch to another position?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You should work for more than 5 years before considering changing to another role.
How common is it for an Assistant District Attorney to jump from company to company?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
We can say that an Assistant District Attorney is likely a job hopper role.
What jobs do people work in before becoming an Assistant District Attorney?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
An Assistant District Attorney probably worked as Law Clerk, Attorney or Legal Intern before
What can be the next step in your career path from Assistant District Attorney?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Working as Assistant District Attorney consider Attorney, Associate Attorney or Assistant Attorney General as a next step in your career.
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