Assistant United States Attorney
An Assistant United States Attorney (also known as AUSA) is an attorney employed by the federal government of the United States and working under the supervision of a United States Attorney. In 2008, there were approximately 5,300 Assistant United States Attorneys employed by the U.S. Government. As of 2014[update] they earned a starting salary of $50,287.
Assistant United States Attorneys working in a criminal division generally handle large case loads, however, as most federal prosecutions end in plea bargains, they will typically only try between two and six cases annually.
Special Assistant United States Attorneys are unpaid volunteers; the positions carry the same duties as Assistant United States Attorneys but are aimed at young lawyers seeking "professional credibility".
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