Assistant District Attorney Positions

Employment Opportunities

Each year, the Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney typically hires 10 to 15 Assistant District Attorneys as a class that begins in the early part of September. Members of the Massachusetts Bar and rising 3rd year
law students may apply for Assistant District Attorney positions at any
time upon the completion of their 2nd year of law school.

Candidates who take the bar examination immediately after their law school graduation must secure certification under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03 before graduation from law school. The Supreme Judicial Court stops accepting applications for 3:03 certification 3 months before the date of the candidate’s law school graduation. Applications for this certification should be processed through the candidate’s law school.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]. Documents must be sent in Microsoft Word format. Do not mail paper documents, unless we request you to do so. Please address your correspondence to Christina Miller, Chief of District Courts and Community Prosecutions.

All applications must be received by January 1st to be considered for the September class in the same year. All applications received after January 1st will be considered for other openings, should additional openings become available.

First round interviews, with an ADA who is a member of the Hiring Committee, will begin a year before the start date of the hiring class and end in March of the next year, on an as needed basis. Second round interviews will be conducted throughout the year and are with two members of the Executive Staff. Third round interviews are with District Attorney Daniel Conley. District Attorney Conley is committed to recruiting and retaining staff that reflects the diversity of the multicultural community we serve.