Public Prosecutor

Join a noble profession and make a real difference as a Public Prosecutor.


A public prosecutor is a government official responsible for bringing criminal charges against individuals suspected of committing a crime. They work for the government and are typically employed by the Department of Justice or the Attorney General's office. The role of a public prosecutor is to represent the state or government in court and to ensure that justice is served by pursuing the prosecution of individuals who have committed crimes.

These specialists often supervise the function mainly exercised by the Additional Public Prosecutor in Session and High Court. A public prosecutor's job is to secure search warrants so that they can search certain locations. Other than this, a public prosecutor is specialised in conducting criminal proceedings in the Session Court. 


For Bachelor’s

  • Candidates are required to pass the secondary board examination with 50% marks.
  • Moreover, one can enrol for a 3 or 5 years integrated Bachelor of Law(LLB) degree program in an authorised university or a particular institute. 

For Masters

  • After completing the bachelor's degree seekers can further join the Master's (LLM) degree programme for upskilling.
  • Along with the Master's degree in law, scholars need to join a training course from a recognised institute to enhance their practical knowledge. 

Job Roles

The specific duties of  a public prosecutor may vary depending on the jurisdiction, but the overall goal is to ensure that justice is served by prosecuting individuals who have committed crimes. The main job roles and responsibilities of a public prosecutor include:

  • Chief Prosecutor 
  • Assistant Public Prosecutor 
  • Director of Prosecution
  • Additional Prosecutor 

Employment Sector Jobs

Public prosecutors are employed by government agencies, typically within the Department of Justice or the Attorney General's office. Their primary employment sector is the public sector and they may work at the federal, state or local level depending on the jurisdiction.

  • District Courts 
  • High Court
  • Supreme Court
  • Law Firms
  • Legal Websites
  • Corporate Sector
  • Law Universities
  • Business Firm

Top Recruiters

The top recruiters of public prosecutors are typically government agencies including:

  • United States Department of Justice
  • State attorney general's offices
  • District attorney's offices
  • Local government agencies


The salary of a public prosecutor can vary widely depending on several factors including the level of government they work for, their years of experience and their location.


Entry-level Public Prosecutor

Approx 3 lakhs to 4 lakhs per year

Senior Public Prosecutor

Approx 8 lakhs - 9 lakhs per annum

Top-level Public Prosecutor

Approx 13 lakhs - 14 lakhs per annum


The following are some of the key skills required for a career as a public prosecutor:

  • Strong legal knowledge
  • Effective communication
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Emotional intelligence


The scope of a public prosecutor can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific role they hold. However, the overall scope of a public prosecutor includes the following:

  • Investigating and prosecuting crimes
  • Representing the state in court
  • Upholding the law
  • Advocating for victims
  • Maintaining ethical standards
  • Providing legal advice
  • Continuously educating themselves


A career as a public prosecutor offers several benefits, including:

  • Job security
  • Competitive salaries
  • Opportunity to make a difference
  • Challenging and varied work
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Positive impact on society


A career as a public prosecutor can also come with certain drawbacks, including:

  • High stress and long hours
  • Emotional toll
  • Political considerations
  • Limited private practice opportunities
  • High stakes