The New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney's Office is charged with the responsibility for prosecuting crime in the County of New York (Manhattan). Each year, the office investigates and prosecutes over 100,000 criminal cases. To accomplish this task, the District Attorney employs approximately 500 Assistant District Attorneys and a support staff of over 700 people. The Office is organized into three main areas of responsibility: the Trial Division, the Investigation Division, and the Appeals Division.
Our Summer Law Fellowship Program provides approximately 50 first- and second-year law students the opportunity to gain experience in trial and appellate litigation in the public sector. The ten-week program begins in late May and there is a $700 a week salary. Depending upon assignment, summer fellows help prepare cases for grand jury presentations, hearings, and trials. Fellows also research and write appellate and trial briefs, and are assigned to work on complex, long-term investigations. Fellows are automatically moved to the second round in the interviewing process for full-time ADA positions.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is hiring for both Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) and Summer Law Fellows. To apply, please submit your application through our website. In your cover letter there should be a clear indication that this is for the NLLSA Job Fair:
ADA positions: https://www.manhattanda.org/legal-staff-employment/
Summer positions: https://www.manhattanda.org/summer-law-fellowship/
Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in public service, community service, criminal prosecution, appellate work, or trial advocacy. Prefer law journal, moot court, or mock trial experience; GPA of 3.0 or better. US citizenship and NYS residency is a prerequisite for permanent employment.