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The Adrenaline rush of being a District Attorney

published August 03, 2004

Erica Winter
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If, like many of us, your interest in the law started with shows like Law & Order, being a District Attorney is the best way to fulfill your childhood dreams of playing a role in courtroom intrigue and drama. Of course, not everything is as it appears on television.

Like to wear white hats?

Not the wedding-Easter-garden party-lacy white hats. The white cowboy hats that show that you're the good guy, the one with the biggest horse, the one who knows the truth and will reveal it to your fellow citizens. If that's the kind of white hat you like, then being a prosecutor might be the specialty for you.

Of course, there are the death threats. And the lower-than-high salary. And having to get elected, if you want the top job in most states. Yes, there are downsides. But not a single one of the prosecutors or former prosecutors we talked with said that any of that matters more to them than doing this highly-rewarding job.

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