Assistant District Attorney

Assistant District Attorney Position Career 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 the NCDA in the Spotlight podcast.

Applying for an Assistant District Attorney Position

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

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


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 an 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.

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
  • Contributory medical plans
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Flexible benefits plan for medical and child-care expenses
  • Childcare leave
  • County Credit Union