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Municipal Trial Counsel - Attorney I The candidate represents indigent clients charged with misdemeanors from the earliest possible time and continuing representation until the conclusion of the case. This includes, all trial court appearances, post-trial motions, and appeals. Advises clients on the legal and practical ramifications of the various steps in the criminal justice system. Represents indigent clients charged with misdemeanors from the earliest possible time and continuing representation until the conclusion of the case. This includes, all trial court appearances, post-trial motions, and appeals. Advises clients on the legal and practical ramifications of the various steps in the criminal justice system. Determines legal strategy to be employed at all stages of a case and, along with assistance from investigators and/or law clerks, seeks out facts and circumstances surrounding the charges. Researches legal questions and examines the procedures used by police and prosecuting authorities to assure that the constitutional rights of each client are not violated and, if a violation appears, performs such legal services as are necessary to assure that these rights are protected. Representing clients in trial, whether before a jury or the Court, determines and utilizes the most appropriate trial tactics as required for each individual case. Prepares all legal documents in the Trial Court, Appellate Court and Supreme Court of Ohio as applicable. Maintains an ongoing knowledge of criminal law, legislative activities, current policing and prosecuting procedures and other criminal justice activities, including significant court decisions. Deal with large number of variables and determine specific course of action; organize and interpret extensive variety of legal material in books, journals, or legal documents; communicate verbally and in writing regarding legal issues; handle sensitive contacts with government officials, adverse parties and/or general public; deliver speeches before general audience; establish and maintain effective working relationships with paralegals, staff, attorneys and court clerks; maintain accurate records, reports, document files and litigation notebooks; collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; proofread materials, identify errors and make corrections; work independently; interpret testimony of witnesses on technical subjects; perform accurate work on time; maintain a wide range of documentation in an easily accessed filing system; handle documents of a sensitive or confidential nature; exercise sound judgment; establish and develop attorney training materials; coordinate and improve attorney litigation.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Should have Jurist Doctorate from an accredited law school. Active license to practice law in the State of Ohio is required. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills is needed. Working knowledge of substantive legal issues regularly addressed by attorneys in the area of criminal law is must.
Deadline: March 21,2018
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