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Assistant District Attorney
Position requires a valid Texas State Bar License in good standing and effective knowledge of criminal and civil law. Duties include the preparation of legal documents, appearance before various courts of jurisdiction, and ability to perform trial work for felony prosecution. 33rd and 424th Judicial District Attorney's office, located in the Hill Country/Highland Lakes Area-Blanco, Burnet, Llano, and San Saba Counties.
Job functions include all areas of felony prosecution, including screening cases, handling court, presenting cases to grand jury and plea negotiations. Professional staff includes District Attorney and seven (7) ADA positions. Includes excellent county benefits. Prosecutor to office in Llano office, with occasional travel required.
District Attorney Investigator
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Rochester, NY Name: District Attorney Investigator Type: County Department Job Announcements Deadline:
Until Filled Price: N/A Salary: $41,770 - $52,974 annually Description of Duties This is a responsible position involving conducting investigations and interviews to substantiate facts for cases being prepared by the office of the District Attorney. Employees of this class work in accordance with established practices and procedures, are required to be on call 24 hours a day, and may work weeknights and weekends.
The work is performed under general supervision from a higher level employee. Supervision of others is not a responsibility of this class. Does related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications SET BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE ARE: (A) Six (6) years of paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience as a police officer that involves specialized investigative experience including such physical crimes as rape, robbery, homicide, arson, assault, burglary, etc.; OR, (B) Six (6) years of paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience as a police officer at the Sergeant level or higher; OR, (C) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a Police Officer Training Certificate issued by the New York State Bureau for Municipal Police Training Council at the time of appointment. Must be a United States Citizen at the time of appointment.
Assistant District Attorney
We are seeking an Assistant District Attorney to become a part of our team. You will prosecute felony level cases in
- Prosecute felony level cases
- Prepare cases for Grand Jury
- Any and all other responsibilities commensurate with working in a District Attorney's office.
- We are looking for an experienced attorney
- Experience as a prosecutor is a plus
Assistant District Attorney - Dane County
The Dane County (Wisconsin) DA’s Office, located in Madison, Wisconsin, currently seeks applicants to be full-time Assistant District Attorneys (ADA’s). The Dane County DA’s Office consists of approximately 28 attorneys and 60 other professionals who serve the citizens of Dane County.
Under Wisconsin law, the Dane County DA’s Office is the primary prosecutorial agency for Dane County, Wisconsin. Under the supervision of the District Attorney, ADA’s work to enforce Wisconsin’s Criminal Code and portions of Dane County’s Code of Ordinances, as well as non-criminal traffic and forfeiture citations issued by state and county law enforcement agencies.
Although specific job assignments vary from ADA to ADA, collectively ADA’s review referrals from law enforcement agencies, make charging decisions, provide guidance to law enforcement agencies about criminal investigations, and prosecute offenses through the conclusion of trial court proceedings. ADA’s are also frequently asked to review draft investigative subpoenas and search warrants prepared by law enforcement agencies and to participate in providing training to law enforcement agencies on issues that impact criminal investigations and prosecutions. ADA’s may be assigned to work in specialized roles handling juvenile delinquency cases, drug offenses, domestic violence offenses, or major felony offenses.
Special Notes: The Dane County DA’s Office also is able to provide parking at a cost of approximately $22 per month in a nearby ramp. The Dane County DA’s Office provides in-house continuing legal education and provides financial support to allow ADAs to attend at least one semi-annual statewide prosecutors’ conference, funded by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, each year.
The Dane County Board of Supervisors also has chosen to pay the ADA’s bar dues in past years and that benefit is expected to continue. ADA’s must complete a 12-month period of probation during which they are employees-at-will.
Only attorneys who have been admitted to practice law in the State of Wisconsin may be hired. 3L students should not apply unless they anticipate graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School or Marquette University Law School in December 2017 and expect to be admitted to the bar pursuant to Wisconsin’s diploma privilege. Attorneys currently employed by the State of Wisconsin are encouraged to apply and may be able to transfer at their current pay rate. The Dane County DA’s Office values a diverse workforce and encourages female, ethnically and racially diverse, and disabled candidates to apply.
How To Apply: Please send a cover letter, a resume with three references, and a short writing sample (six pages or less) to Alexandra Fischer at Alexandra.Fischer@da.wi.gov . Your cover letter should include the following information: (i) any specific legal or non-legal skills (such as fluency in a foreign language, or scientific or technical skills) that you believe would be an asset you as an ADA; (ii) your experience or ability to work in a paperless office environment; (iii) your knowledge and understanding of racial disparities in the criminal justice system and specifically how you believe a prosecutor should address those disparities; and (iv) your availability date to start work in this office. The total application should be one file in Word or Adobe PDF.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018. The Dane County DA’s Office will review applications as it receives them for purposes of scheduling interviews. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. County(ies): Dane
Type of Employment:* Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary:* The starting wage is $23.68 per hour ($49,254 annually), but may be authorized up to $47.68 per hour ($99,174 annually), depending on the candidate’s qualifications. Contact: Alexandra.Fischer@da.wi.gov
Bargaining Unit:* Legal 09 Area of Competition: Open
Deadline to Apply:* 1/15/2018 Assessment Information: See "How to Apply" below. Classification Title: / JAC: ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY 17-03244 Job Working Title: Assistant District Attorney - Dane County
Assistant District Attorney
MISSION OF THE BERKSHIRE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE The Berkshire District Attorney's Office is charged with the mission of prosecuting criminal offenses in Berkshire County in a fair and efficient manner. The Office is required to provide staffing, equipment, and services to the citizens of Berkshire County and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to meet that objective.
The Office is a Commonwealth agency, established in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 12, Sections 12 and 13. The Office is responsible for all criminal prosecutions in Berkshire County, covering everything from misdemeanors to major felonies. The Office handles cases in the County’s District Courts (including Jury sessions), Juvenile Courts, and Superior Court, and is responsible for all appeals to the State Appeals Court and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
In addition, the Office provides critical services and programs to victims and their families and to the community at large. Assistant District Attorney – Berkshire District Attorney’s Office Prosecute all aspects of criminal cases (and some civil matters as provided by statute) in primary and jury sessions of the three divisions of District Court and the Juvenile Court in Berkshire County; Review police reports and charging decisions made by police agencies and make appropriate recommendations and changes as needed; Handle arraignments in court, make bail requests, motions for conditions of release, motions for detention such as dangerousness hearings and bail revocation hearings as appropriate; Provide mandatory discovery to defendants/defense counsel; Handle all pre-trial motions filed by defense counsel including requests for further discovery, evidentiary and non-evidentiary motions to suppress, dismiss, etc. and to prepare written memoranda and briefs where appropriate; Review case files, applicable statutes and case law, victim information and input, and determine an appropriate recommendation for case resolution; Conference all matters and make recommendations for case resolution at mandatory case conference sessions with defense counsel; Handle any mental health commitment matters which impact criminal cases; Handle case resolution by way of plea, trial, or dismissal where appropriate; Follow the mandates of the Victim’s Bill of Rights; Handle cases in both the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court as assigned by the Appellate Division in conjunction with District Court Chief; Handle cases in the Berkshire Superior Court and grand jury session as assigned by First Assistant in conjunction with the Chief of District Court All full time positions offer a State benefit package that includes health, life, disability, and dental/vision insurances, retirement plans, vacation, personal and sick leave and more. Payroll is paid bi-weekly and based on a 37.5 hour work week (normally 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background check.
Must relocate to Berkshire County upon acceptance of position. All positions serve at the pleasure of the District Attorney. Required: Law school graduates (Juris Doctorate Degree) with preference for Massachusetts Bar members (current or pending), and applicants with SJC Rule 3:03 certification. To be proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook) and database access To be familiar with and to follow the provisions of the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office Personnel Policies; Assistant District Attorneys must be familiar with and adhere to the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct; To participate in trainings relevant to Office functions; To interact in a respectful & professional manner with the public, judicial and law enforcement personnel and office staff; To complete work assignments in a timely, accurate & efficient manner All job offers contingent upon successful completion of background check Must relocate to Berkshire County upon final acceptance of position
- This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply by September 29, 2017*SEND RESUME, WRITING SAMPLE & REFERENCES TO ROBERT W. KINZER, III, SECOND ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY, P. O. BOX 1969, PITTSFIELD, MA 01202-1969 OR EMAILrobert.email@example.com *
Organization:Berkshire DA Office
Title:Assistant District Attorney
Location:Massachusetts-Pittsfield-7 North Street
Deputy District Attorney 1
THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions Office of the District Attorney This position will serve in an At Will position under an elected official and is represented by the AFSCME Local 6742-4 union. Position includes excellent full-family benefit package, PERS/OPSRP retirement, and availability of deferred compensation retirement savings. (Position Salary Range $26.36 - $37.69 / 54,828.80 - $78,395.20 Annually) Recent graduates that have taken the Oregon State Bar exam are encouraged to apply.
This position reviews criminal cases, determines all investigation is complete, reviews and selects appropriate witnesses, interviews witnesses, interviews victims; conducts legal research. Essential Functions of the position: Review incoming police reports & determine if a crime occurred and prosecution is appropriate, draft legal documents, file formal charges.
Participate in all court hearings and all pre-trial motions; prepare and present cases for adjudication and/or trial. Advise law enforcement officials regarding procedural questions; participate in case investigation and evidence evaluation. Advise & consult with other staff, law enforcement and medical staff on criminal matters, court policies and procedures, options in prosecution and disposition.
Attend educational conferences, seminars & meetings. Requires regular and consistent attendance. Marginal functions:
May be required to represent the State in child support, judicial dependency and delinquency matters in judicial or administrative hearings and may require traveling to multiple Justice Courts within Douglas County. QUALIFICATIONS:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree.
At time of appointment, must be a member of the Oregon Bar Association and possess a valid Oregon driver's license. In addition, applications will receive further consideration based on the following: Knowledge of Oregon Revised Statutes, case law and administrative rules dealing with the criminal law and related areas; knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of the District Attorney/s Office; knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of legal research and investigation; knowledge of judicial procedure and rules of evidence; ability to plan, prepare, present and conduct case strategies for criminal or civil cases; Ability to interpret and explain case law, statutes, ordinances and procedures; ability to manage heavy case loads and maintain appropriate records, logs and case files; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:Work is primarily performed in the office or courtroom, but also requires traveling to meetings and Justice Courts. Position requires bending, color identification, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, kneeling, occasionally lifting/carrying up to 34 pounds, operating passenger vehicles, reaching, pulling, pushing, climbing, sitting, standing, standing long periods and walking. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment chemical detection screen, to be conducted at County expense. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:While not part of the initial applicant screening, successful candidates for this position may be required to pass a criminal history background prior to receiving an offer of employment, or as part of a contingent offer of employment. DRIVING RECORD:
Applicants selected for interview will be required to bring to the interview a Court Print driving history obtained from the DMV. Please allow 5-7 days for delivery and longer for out of state. All applicants' driving history from the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicle will be reviewed. If you have further questions about the position, contact Lisa by email at llthompsco.douglas.or.us DOUGLAS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER SDL2017
Deputy District Attorney
Purpose Benefits Supplemental Questions Under close supervision, performs professional legal work in the prosecution of cases primarily in County Court, acting on behalf of the District Attorney and representing the People of the State of Colorado in court proceedings. Essential Duties:Work involves handling all aspects of criminal cases including preparing and prosecuting jury and/or bench trials, plea negotiations, motions preparation and presentation, assisting law enforcement, working with victims, and making presentations to community organizations.
Qualifications:Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school. Must be admitted to the Colorado Bar or scheduled for the next Bar Exam. Please provide a writing sample.
Offer of employment contingent on criminal background, MVR check and education verification. Additional Information:Must possess valid driver's license, requires valid Colorado driver's license within thirty days hire date; in order to be approved, you must have no more than three violations, no major violations and no suspension for moving violations in the past three years. SDL2017
Assistant Reno County District Attorney
The Reno County District Attorney's Office is accepting applications for Assistant District Attorney to help in the fight against crime. This is a great opportunity for instant courtroom trial experience. Applicant must be a member of the Kansas Bar and willing to relocate to Hutchinson, Kansas. We are searching for an enthusiastic, hard-working attorney who wants to make a positive difference in the community. Starting salary is $56,384, but is negotiable based on experience.
Duties will include courtroom appearances, jury trials, and appellate work. Salary includes benefits, insurance and payment of bar fees.
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Senior Attorney Immigration
This position will involve the supervision, coordination and training of junior attorneys and migration counselors within the department, including, as appropriate and necessary, those involved in the delivery of general legal services and in the delivery of services under particular initiatives and projects. The Senior Staff Attorney will be available to train, mentor, advise and supervise the department’s attorneys and migration counselors, including DOJ accredited representatives, and will maintain a caseload secondary to and dependent on supervision needs. The Senior Staff Attorney will also keep staff updated about changes in laws, procedures and policies relevant to immigrants, will assist in developing legal strategies to address emerging issues, and will, as needed, engage with Division and Division Director in Senior Management matters
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Supervise and coordinate legal representation by attorneys, migration counselors and accredited representatives. This includes: advising/training legal staff on substantive family and immigration law and procedures; ensuring quality of legal work; ensuring delivery of legal services; and assisting the Director with required reports and requests for information about program and funding proposals.
Conduct periodic meetings with staff attorneys to discuss and develop responses and strategies in response to emerging issues; meet regularly with the Director to provide progress reports; meet with Division Directors and Division Director, as appropriate and necessary, to assess and review and respond to needs. Strategies may include community engagement, federal litigation, etc.
Maintain a sensible appropriate caseload, in light of and secondary to supervisory duties, that will include screening, advising, and representing individuals: a) facing removal proceedings or other immigration-related federal litigation matters, including, but not limited to: criminal or security grounds of inadmissibility/deportability, cancellation of removal, asylum, Board of Immigration Appeals and federal appeals practice, motion practice, etc., and b) in more specialized and complex immigration applications including, but not limited to: special juvenile immigrant petitions, VAWA petitions, U and T visa applications, deferred action, inadmissibility waivers, etc.
Monitor the work of legal staff through LawLogix reminders, site visits, periodic file review, etc.
Assist with the training of new staff in substantive immigration law and filing procedures.
Assist the Department Director in the development and implementation of new programming, as necessary.
Assist with intake days and emergency walk-in cases, when necessary.
Develop and provide in-house and outreach trainings, presentations and workshops, as directed.
Comply with program reporting requirements, such as maintaining monthly statistics and case reports, and reporting to partners and stakeholders.
Maintain and update electronic files in LawLogix, as well as physical case files.
Other duties as assigned.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
The position will require the lawyer to perform case work at CCCS’ main immigration office, other sites, and in immigration and family courts. The position requires willingness to travel throughout the Archdiocese. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5 PM Monday - Friday. Additional evening/weekend hours may be required to meet court and/or program deadlines or client needs.
Working conditions and physical demands required:
The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Travel at least 25% of the time using public transportation or vehicle, traverse city streets, occasionally ascend/descend stairs, and be exposed to outside weather conditions.
Remain stationary at a work station, in court/meetings, and use a computer at least 75% of the time.
Remain stationary and/or ambulate to instruct and monitor during trainings and presentations.
Carry a laptop to offsite work locations.
Education and/or experience required:
Ten (10) years of post-JD experience in immigration law and supervisory experience.
Admission to a bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia.
Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:
Bilingual in English and a 2nd language preferred, but not required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and computer skills.
Ability to work in a fast‐paced environment.
Ability and experience working with diverse individuals and communities.
Catholic Charities serves the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, and ten counties of the New York metropolitan area including: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Putnam.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V). Start Over with Job Search Already have a profile? Login Now Attorney II LocationDC03 - District of Columbia (DC), Washington Status Date Opened8/30/2017 Position ScheduleFull Time Req Code152-SSI-DC0-17 Description The Attorney will provide Legal assistance and advice to the OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Public Safety Officer’s Benefit Program (PSOB), the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and the Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) Office on legal issues arising from these organizations’ role in providing federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to provide and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues and assist crime victims.
Education • At a minimum, shall be admitted to the bar (with active status) and licensed to practice in at least one State, the District of Columbia, or in one of the principal US territories, with active status. Experience The Attorney shall possess, at a minimum, two years of paid post-JD legal practice experience, i.e., served as an attorney, in a law office or government setting after passing the bar. PSOB receives approximately 350 death claims, 100 disability claims, and 250 educational claims.
In addition, claims from previous years must also be processed. There are approximately 900 claims that will require some type of legal review and analysis. The Attorney shall conduct legal review of PSOB claims pursuant to the PSOB Act, implementing regulations, and other applicable law, and provide a written recommendation to PSOB Counsel as to whether claims are legally sufficient.
Special Requirements/Certifications • Must to be able to pass a government background check.A legal writing sample will be requested. Physical Requirements • Ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple tasks simultaneously with precision and adapt to changes in responsibilities and workloads.• Possess extensive organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
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