We are building the most talented, passionate, and diverse office of prosecutors and support staff in the country. Come join us as we work to improve the criminal justice system.
Our office is leading the nation in implementing progressive policies in criminal justice reform. We have opportunities for you to join us as a full-time attorney, paralegal or victim and witness liaison, and also through internships and research assistantships.
If you want to be a part of this exciting effort, we want to hear from you.
CAREERS: LEGAL HIRING
Building a team that reflects the diversity and empathy we want to see in the criminal justice system
We’re going the extra mile to forge a team of the best and the brightest that looks like Philadelphia, shares our values, and has a demonstrated commitment to justice and fairness.
Over the last few years, we have redoubled our efforts by:
- Broadening our geographic reach. We recruit at all top-ranked law schools around the country, as well as our large, local law schools, in search of candidates with well-rounded experiences and perspectives.
- Engaging with HBCUs and other schools known for their diverse, high-achieving student bodies. We have spoken to hundreds of students at HBCUs and have strong participation in affinity spaces such as the National Black Prosecutors Association, all to help us build a more inclusive office.
- Bringing talent home. We actively seek candidates who were raised in Philadelphia but graduated from colleges and law schools elsewhere and are now ready to return home to help change their communities for the better.
CAREERS: LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT
Senior leadership is deeply committed to finding the right candidates to work in challenging roles in our office.
District Attorney Larry Krasner and First Assistant District Attorneys Robert Listenbee and Judge Carolyn Temin commit significant time traveling and recruiting and interviewing prosecutor candidates. The First Assistants are also heavily involved in recruiting and interviewing support staff candidates as well.
This deep commitment is required if we are to bring about culture change, generate new policies, and realize the changes our communities need to be more safe and just.
Meet a few of our talented staff from across the office.
“I joined the DAO because I wanted to be part of a progressive prosecutor’s office. On top of that, when I first visited the office after receiving my job offer, I met attorneys and staff who were dedicated to their jobs, welcoming, and warm. As a non-binary person, finding a workplace where I can be my full self can be challenging. From my first visit to the office, my pronouns were, and continued to be, respected. ”
Assistant District Attorney