This Office seeks attorneys who are citizens of the United States and have outstanding legal ability, high moral character, mature judgment, a keen desire for public service, and an exceptional aptitude for litigation. Selections are made of the most highly qualified attorneys who apply, without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, handicap, age, or political affiliation. Although experience in the criminal justice system as either a prosecutor or defense attorney is not necessary, we do require at least one year of legal experience following admission to the Bar. To be considered for a Civil Division vacancy, however, an applicant should have at least two years of civil litigation experience.
Admission to the Bar is a requirement for employment with this Office. Moreover, although admission to the District of Columbia Bar is not a prerequisite for consideration, it is recommended that attorneys to whom employment offers are made seek admission to the District of Columbia Bar. Also, newly appointed Assistant United States Attorneys are expected to obtain admission to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Please find below more information on the Assistant U.S. Attorney program: