In a letter to recently-confirmed Attorney General Loretta Lynch, NAAUSA President Steven H. Cook encouraged the new AG to address the pay disparity between AUSAs around the country and their Trial Attorney counterparts at Main Justice.

The policy comparison notes that every pay adjustment for AUSAs, from the initial appointment to promotions are discretionary. NAAUSA wrote to DOJ and highlighted the policy differences, which has resulted in new and mid-career AUSAs being paid substantially less than their DOJ counterparts.

The National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys supports both changes to Rule 41 because of their responsiveness to the challenges created by sophisticated technologies in the hands of criminals intent on causing harm to specific persons and the public at large.


The National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys (NAAUSA) is the voice of Assistant United States Attorneys in the Department of Justice and Congress helping safeguard justice and promoting the interests of AUSAs.

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