How Do You Become an Assistant US Attorney?

Craig S. Denney
The US Attorney is the top federal law enforcement official for the federal district in which he or she resides.

The US Attorney is the top federal law enforcement official for the federal district in which he or she resides.

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So you want to become a federal prosecutor? You want to represent the United States in federal court? You want to do justice, protect the public, and enforce federal laws? How exactly do you do it? Many young attorneys are interested in becoming an Assistant United States Attorney (also known as AUSA). This article offers some practical advice.

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