Facts About Employment


The Mission of the Circuit Attorney’s Office is to pursue justice for all citizens within the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.


The Circuit Attorney’s core values are Integrity, Courage, Compassion, Respect, Agility, Professionalism, and Teamwork. We seek to hire a diverse set of individuals who possess and demonstrate each of these values.


At the Circuit Attorney’s Office we work in a fast-paced, team environment. Professional development is a top priority and is designed to enhance skill development and long-term career opportunities.


Assistant Circuit Attorney’s

As an Assistant Circuit Attorney (ACA), you will gain important courtroom experience beginning your very first day. You will receive comprehensive, structured training in trial advocacy and participate in an average of 6-10 jury trials per year.


The CAO has many different areas of criminal specialization, including:


  • Domestic Violence
  • Homicide
  • Gangs
  • Property Crimes
  • Sex Crimes and Child Abuse
  • Drug Prosecution including Drug Court Division
  • Gun Violence
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Misdemeanors Division
  • Delinquent Taxes
  • White Collar Crime & Identity Theft
  • Fraud
  • Bad Checks




  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Up to Six Weeks Paid Vacation (based on tenure)
  • Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance Options
  • 12 Days Annual Sick Leave, with Accrual
  • Maternity Leave and Family Leave
  • Overtime and Comp. Time Eligibility
  • 457 Savings Plan
  • Family-Friendly Environment
  • Free CLE Training
  • Bar Dues Paid After Three Years of Service
  • Justice Awards and Other Outstanding Employee Recognition
  • Excellent Trial Lawyer Training


Legal Interns

Our office provides internship opportunities to students from law schools and undergraduate institutions throughout the country. Our interns achieve a full range of experience and are involved in all levels of cases. Many law schools offer academic credit and/or financial stipends to students that work for the Circuit Attorney's Office. Other students volunteer their time to gain valuable experience.



Equal Employment Opportunity Workplace

The Circuit Attorney's Office is committed to a diverse workplace that is free from discrimination of any kind.  This means that we will recruit, hire, train, promote, and provide an efficient work environment without regard to a person's race, religion, gender, color, national origin, sexual preference, age, disability, or other protected status in accordance with state and federal law.  The Circuit Attorney's Office is committed to making reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.


The Circuit Attorney's Office also prohibits harassment of employees on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, national origin, sexual preference, age, disability, or other protected status.  Prohibited harassment includes ethnic or racial slurs or other types of behavior that interfere with an employee's work performance or create an offensive work environment.