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Assistant District Attorney The candidate represents the State in all matters handled by the 47th District Attorney Office. Screens, files and Prosecutes felony crimes; handles assigned cases from intake through appeal. Evaluates cases for filing or presentation to the grand jury by reviewing police incident and investigative reports, examining physical evidence and crime scenes, interviewing witnesses, surveying criminal histories, directing additional investigation when necessary, and drafting charging instruments. Counsels and discusses cases with probation officers, law enforcement officials, victims, and witnesses. Handles all necessary pre-trial matters including plea - bargain/sentencing negotiations and evidentiary/suppression hearings. Prepares cases for trial by issuing subpoenas, preparing witnesses, manufacturing trial exhibits, filing all necessary motions and notices, and generating trial strategies. Conducts trial of cases to a jury or to the bench by selecting jury panels, presenting evidence, cross-examining opposing witnesses, and making legal arguments. Handles appeals by reviewing court transcripts, assessing all relevant legal issues, conducting legal research, preparing briefs, and presenting oral arguments to the Court of Appeals if necessary. Provides training for law enforcement agencies and advocate groups. Gives lectures to law enforcement, community groups and civic organizations. Responds to citizen inquiries regarding legal issues and current cases. JD degree from an accredited law school. Must have license to practice law in the State of Texas and be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Knowledge of bond forfeitures and asset seizures and forfeitures is needed. Knowledge of the methods, practices, and courtroom procedures involved in civil and criminal matters are essential. Knowledge of relevant criminal and civil laws including statutes, rules of evidence, case law and appellate procedures. Knowledge of the general principles of criminal case administration and methods of criminal justice practice is needed. Knowledge of Potter County 47 the District Attorney's office regulations, policies, and procedures Knowledge of the general methodologies and practices employed by Potter County law enforcement agencies are essential.
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