Employment Opportunities in the District Attorney's Office
Assistant District Attorney
Assistant district attorneys are state employees in the unclassified service. Wis. Stat. § 230.08 (2) (sg). The district attorney appoints assistant district attorneys in the district attorney's office. To apply for a position of assistant district attorney, send a cover letter and resume to Deputy District Attorney Lovell Johnson, Jr.. who coordinates legal hiring, at the district attorney's mailing address: Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, Safety Building, Room 405, 821 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53233.
All District Attorney clerical positions are in the county civil service, which means that all candidates for employment must be certified for employment by the county Division of Human Resources (DHR). Applicants apply online for county civil service positions at http://county.milwaukee.gov/Careers:/, and that website lists and describes all county jobs open to qualified applicants.
Support Staff Positions
District Attorney support staff positions, such as investigator, victim/witness advocate, sensitive crimes victim advocate, and paralegal, are county employees in the unclassified service. Wis. Stat. §§ 63.03 (2) (km) & (n). The District Attorney appoints all support staff positions in the district attorney's office. To apply for a position of investigator, victim/witness advocate, sensitive crimes victim advocate, paralegal, or other support staff position in the unclassified service, send a cover letter and resume to Deputy District Attorney James J. Martin at the district attorney's mailing address: Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, Safety Building, Room 405, 821 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233. A college degree is required for appointment to some positions, such as a victim/witness advocate or sensitive crimes victim advocate.
Interns and Volunteers
Law students interested in a summer internship, who have completed their second year of law school and can be admitted to practice in circuit court under the Supreme Court's student practice rules, should send a cover letter and resume to Assistant District Attorney Karen Loebel at the District Attorney's mailing address listed above.
Persons interested in volunteering to work in the victim/witness waiting room or other areas of the victim/witness services unit should contact Debra Davidoski, the director of the victim/witness services unit, at the district attorney’s mailing address, by telephone at 414-278-4650, or by e-mail at Debra.Davidoski@da.wi.gov.
The Milwaukee County district attorney’s office is an equal opportunity employer that encourages and welcomes diversity in the workforce. The district attorney’s office files a biennial Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) Short Form report with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Civil Rights, and the report is available to district attorney job candidates upon request.