The Queens District Attorney’s office just got stronger with the appointment of 13 new assistant DAs, District Attorney Richard Brown announced on Tuesday.
“These young men and women were hired after a highly selective recruitment process that I established soon after I became the District Attorney,” Brown said. “They are bright young professionals from some of the nation’s finest law schools who have elected to enter public service. I am proud to appoint them to serve the people of Queens County. I know that they will serve with distinction.”
The new assistants will begin their prosecutorial careers with an intensive training course supervised by Executive Assistant District Attorney for Legal Affairs Gary S. Fidel and led by Assistant District Attorney Kevin M. Duddy, Director of Trial Advocacy, and Jennifer L. Naiburg, Deputy Director of Trial Advocacy.
Over the next several weeks, the new assistant district attorneys will add to their knowledge of the law through lectures, courtroom observation and mock hearings. They will also receive practical, hands-on experience by going out on patrol with police officers, participate in simulations at the New York Police Department’s Tactics House and study firearms at the Police Department’s outdoor firing range. The course will also include visits to correctional institutions and alternative sentencing programs.
These new assistants will be assigned to the Criminal Court/Intake Bureau, after which they will be offered the opportunity for assignments in the Appeals Bureau and the Investigations Division.
Thereafter, they will enter an intensive trial training program prior to being assigned to the Supreme Court Trial Bureau.