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"I was an ADA for 11 years, trying all types of felonies from narcotics violations to murder"

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Current Employee - Assistant District Attorney in Brockton, MA
Current Employee - Assistant District Attorney in Brockton, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Amazing trial experience, great people

Cons

Money is not good. Very stressful job

Advice to Management

Company values are skewed

Other Employee Reviews for Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  1. "Lack of professional respect and poor compensation"

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    Former Contractor - Attorney for the MA Committee for Public Counsel Services in Lawrence, MA
    Former Contractor - Attorney for the MA Committee for Public Counsel Services in Lawrence, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As an independent contractor, representing indigent clients through the MA Committee For Public Counsel Services, I could set my own hours, which allowed for some flexibility. However, as an attorney I, of course, had to meet the demands of representing my clients and our professional standards.

    Cons

    Contract attorneys, who represent indigent clients through the MA Committee For Public Counsel Services, are paid very, very poorly. I understand that it's taxpayer money, but the micromanagement that goes into overseeing the attorneys by the Committee For Public Counsel Services is overly burdensome and time consuming. Everything must be justified and everything is questioned, from billing to professional judgments made in representing clients. I don't know of many (any?) contract attorneys who wouldn't rather be practicing law in another setting, no matter how dedicated they are to providing equal justice for the indigent.

    Advice to Management

    Heed the recommendations of the Massachusetts Bar Association Blue Ribbon Commission on Criminal Justice Attorney Compensation, whose report was issued in May, 2014. It can be found on the Massachusetts Bar Association website. Search for attorney compensation. The report will come up at the top of the list.


  2. "Postive workforce"

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    Current Employee - COII in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - COII in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth of Massachusetts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    salary, benefits, clean environment, ability for advancement

    Cons

    investment in employee stressors., suicide prevention

    Advice to Management

    engage in positive dialog to increase awareness of and prevention of employee burnout

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