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What are the best tips to know to become an assistant district attorney?

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As embarrassing as this is for me to admit, I have no idea what to do past go to a good law school to get a job like this. Is it impossible to become one after graduating from law school recently (like within three years after having graduated from law school)? I assume experience is needed for a job like this so would working for a law firm or as a public defender (or even both) be the goal jobs before ADA? Any and all advice is welcome and the more specific, the better. Thank you. #law #women-in-law #law-practice

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Completing internships at the District Attorney's office would be a good step towards getting a foot in the door to be hired there in the future as a Deputy District Attorney or Assistant District Attorney. It also depends on whether you want to do civil or criminal law. If you're seeking to do criminal work, public defense is a good place to start and get trial experience. Depending on the jurisdiction these types of positions can be very competitive. Best of luck to you!

Jennifer recommends the following next steps:

  • Seek out an internship or volunteer work with the District Attorney's Office
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