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Assistant District Attorney, Tompkins County

Position Assistant District Attorney

Organization: Tompkins County

Location: Ithaca, NY

Salary: Competitive

Date Posted: 3/7/24

Contact Larry Workman, Manager of Talent Acquisition and Engagement

Job Info

Tompkins County is actively seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to serve as an Assistant District Attorney. We believe in the strength of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our pursuit of justice. If you hold a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, are admitted to the New York State Bar, and are committed to fostering a legal system that reflects the diversity of our community, we want to hear from you. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a more just and equitable Tompkins County, where your commitment to DEI principles will play a vital role in shaping a fair and inclusive legal environment. Join us in building a legal team that reflects the rich tapestry of our community. Apply now to be part of our mission for justice with diversity and inclusion at its core!

Position: Assistant District Attorney

Location: Tompkins County, NY


As an Assistant District Attorney, you will play a crucial role in the pursuit of justice within our community. Your responsibilities will include:

  1. Prosecution: Effectively prosecute criminal cases, ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, in accordance with state and federal laws.
  2. Legal Research: Conduct thorough legal research to build strong cases, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of relevant statutes and case law.
  3. Courtroom Advocacy: Represent the State in court proceedings, presenting cases persuasively, and advocating for the interests of justice.
  4. Collaboration: Work closely with law enforcement agencies, victim advocates, and other legal professionals to ensure seamless coordination throughout the legal process.
  5. Case Management: Manage a caseload efficiently, from initial investigation through trial, while maintaining accurate and up-to-date case records.
  6. Community Outreach: Engage with the community through educational programs and outreach initiatives to promote understanding of legal processes and foster positive relationships, with a particular emphasis on building relationships with multicultural and multiracial communities. Utilizing knowledge and understanding of systemic issues within the criminal justice system to enhance community relationships and address disparities.

Qualifications & Abilities:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admittance to the New York State Bar.
  • Strong understanding of criminal law and legal procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Prior experience in criminal prosecution is preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and understanding of systemic issues within the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to successfully work with multiracial and multicultural communities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with diverse internal and external community members.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits.
  • Retirement plans and options.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.

How to Apply:

If you are ready to continue your contribution to the pursuit of justice and play a vital role in our legal system in Tompkins County, please upload your resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references and complete theĀ  application found here-

Or contact:

Larry Workman

Manager of Talent Acquisition and Engagement

Tompkins County Human Resources

125 E. Court St.

Ithaca NY 14850

Phone: 607-274-5520

Fax: 607-274-5401

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