You must sit for the first available UBE after your graduation from law school.
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There is a 3-year commitment for newly hired, entry-level ADAs.
Public Officers Law 3(1) requires that all persons holding civil office be citizens of the United States. Accordingly, U.S. citizenship is required of all Assistant District Attorneys upon commencement of their employment.
Yes, when you complete the Employment Application online, you will be asked to list 3 references. These references and/or prior employers will be contacted during the hiring process.
If there is a deadline, it will be included in the job posting. If no deadline is listed, the application period will remain open until the class is filled.
The District Attorney brings on an entry-level class each year, with an anticipated start date in mid-August. In certain years, the District Attorney may also hire a mid-year entry level class, with an anticipated start date on or about March 1st.
The background check is conducted after the acceptance of an offer. A list of required documents will be sent to all candidates to whom offers are made.
Contact our Director of Training and Recruitment, Lara Merchan, and we will try to expedite the review of your application.
First, try to get an interview through On Campus Interview at your school. If you do not get an interview this way, apply to us directly.
No, if you have completed an internship with the NCDAO and an Evaluation was completed, that will serve as your initial interview. You will be contacted and advised if you are being advanced to a Panel Interview.
You should apply for an entry-level ADA position for the Fall 2023 class if you are an anticipated JD class of 2023 graduate or a recent law school graduate admitted to the NYS Bar.