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Attorney Criminal levels Iv

Company name

County of Sacramento, Personnel Services Department

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Date Last Verified

Oct 12,2019

Valid Through

Jan 25,2020

Posted on

Jul 10,2015

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 44 to 71 Hourly

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Sacramento, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Attorney - Criminal (Levels I-V)

Duties: Under direction, will perform professional legal work in the Public Defender's Office or District Attorney's Office involving the defense or prosecution of criminal cases. Reading and evaluating investigative reports submitted by law enforcement agencies; using good judgment in deciding whether or how best to proceed in a given matter; conducting and/or directing additional investigation as may be necessary to competently prosecute or defend contested actions in trial courts or other judicial forums; preparing and presenting evidence in those forums as well as making pertinent legal and factual arguments. Handling the prosecution or defense of matters requiring little or no experience up to and including the most difficult, complex, and sensitive cases requiring a high degree of legal knowledge, skill, and experience.

Level IV: Litigate complex criminal cases with minimal direction.

Level IV: Litigate demanding and critical cases requiring a highly advanced degree of knowledge of legal processes, or act in a lead capacity when the staff size is so large, or the work is so complex, as to require both a first-line supervisor and a lead attorney.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Membership in the California State Bar.

Level I: Entry and trainee level for criminal attorneys.

Level II: 1+ year of experience in the practice of law. Under close supervision, attorneys at this level perform work of average difficulty in all phases of criminal law.

Level III: 1+ year of County service as an Attorney - Criminal, Level II, or three years of experience practicing law in the State.

Level IV: 1+ year of County service as an Attorney - Criminal, Level III, or 4 years of experience practicing law in the State of California in an area of law practiced by the District Attorney's or Public Defender's Offices. Acceptable areas of practice include, criminal law, consumer fraud, environmental protection, asset forfeiture, or family support.

Level V: 1+ year of County service as an Attorney - Criminal, Level IV.

EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Incumbents in the Attorney - Criminal classification must have knowledge and abilities sufficient to enable competent prosecution or defense of criminal actions and relevant civil actions (e.g., consumer, environmental, family support, etc.) in trial courts. Essential knowledge and abilities include demonstrated proficiency in legal research and writing, knowledge of rules of criminal and civil procedure, proficiency in oral advocacy skills used in court and jury trials and hearings before other judicial and quasi-judicial officers, and knowledge of ethical standards and duties required to maintain the highest standard of professionalism.

Deadline: September 1, 2015

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
County of Sacramento, Personnel Services Department
700 H Street
Suite 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-874-5627

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