Prosecuting Attorney Career


The job of a prosecuting attorney is to represent the people, cities, states, or countries.  He is to prosecute criminal cases.  He is tasked to investigate the crimes of the defendant.  It is the prosecuting attorney’s call to bring a case to court after analyzing the charges filed against an accused criminal.

As a prosecuting attorney he is to do legal research, gather or collect evidences, interview witnesses, collaborate with law enforcement and agencies, prepare court documents, present cases in court and give the necessary sentencing recommendations.  A prosecuting attorney must have skills in communication, organization and administration.  To become a successful, one must be able to gain practical experience and knowledge of the law.

How to become a Prosecuting Attorney

To become a prosecuting attorney, one must earn a pre-law degree such as political science and history.  After earning a pre-law degree, one is to take a Law School Admission Test or LSAT.  Internships are available for a prosecuting attorney to have a hands-on experience of trial procedures, legal research and legal writing. At the end of law school one becomes a Juris Doctor.  One must take and pass the bar exams to become a licensed prosecuting attorney.  An aspiring prosecuting attorney must have the confidence to speak in public and in front of the media.

Prosecuting Attorney Courses, training, programs

A degree in law provides an in-depth study of the various areas of law.  The program covers areas such as criminal law, constitutional law, civil law, law of tort, family law, international law, administrative law, criminal procedures and evidence, legal history, criminology, sentencing, penal system, commercial law, public law, labor law, human rights law, medical law and media law.

TOP 5 colleges/Universities

Yale University, Connecticut

Harvard University, Massachusetts

Stanford University, California

Columbia University, New York

University of Chicago, Chicago

Prosecuting Attorney Jobs, opportunities, salaries/pay

A prosecuting attorney who is just starting his career may earn from $25,000 to $55,000 per year.  After gaining much experience, one may earn as much as $100,000 per year.  Employment may be secured in a county, state or federal office.

Category: Legal Careers

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