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Does a former district attorney still generate income from the law system?

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A former district attorney has several options for generating income from the legal system, such as becoming a judge, defense attorney or U.S. Attorney. A former DA can also become a local magistrate or can be appointed as a bankruptcy judge or a Supreme Court judge.

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Former district attorneys and other lawyers are able to be appointed to serve in a variety of capacities within the federal justice system, according to the Federal Judicial Center's guide on how federal courts are organized. Former district attorneys can also become defense attorneys, as evidenced by a 2011 article in The New York Times.

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