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Assistant District Attorney

Niagara County District Attorney's Office
August 30, 2022
Lockport, NY
Job Type


The Niagara County District Attorney’s office is seeking a qualified prosecutor to join a team of 24 lawyers. The Office has a long-standing reputation within the community of being dedicated to serving justice and improving community safety. The "medium size" nature of our office maximizes the impact of each individual attorney.  Each ADA is fully engaged with all aspects of criminal practice, and also enjoys opportunities for work-life balance and unparalleled courtroom experience.

Position: Assistant District Attorney (Fulltime)

Salary: $60-100k Varies based on experience

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from law school AND current registration with the New York State Bar at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment with Niagara County

Residency: Must reside in Niagara County, NY within 12 months of appointment

Job Description:

  • Prepares and prosecutes criminal cases as assigned by the District Attorney and presents cases to the Grand Jury
  • Tries both jury and non-jury cases before municipal courts as well as assists the District Attorney in conducting trials in the County and Supreme Court.
  • Assists with complex trials and violent felonies when needed
  • Conducts preliminary hearings and suppression hearings on felony cases
  • Collaborates with law enforcement officers, interviews witnesses; may assist in the preparation and execution of search warrants; may participate in investigations involving advanced legal complexity
  • Confers with probation officers and with all levels of law enforcement to help insure proper law enforcement throughout Niagara County

New York State Pension
Flexible Spending Plan + Health Savings Account
Family Health Coverage
Death Benefit
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays (13)
Federal + State Loan Forgiveness (if qualified)


Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm

*Occasional evening and weekend hours

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