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USD 87821 to 157831 Annually
May 12, 2022
Aug 25, 2022
Sep 08, 2021
Deputy City Attorney
The candidate will be reviewing cases presented by a variety of law enforcement agencies for filing determination; making filing decisions; initiating criminal complaints; assessing the value of cases for purposes of possible charge reductions, pleas and sentences; appearing in arraignment court; negotiating case dispositions; engaging in case preparation, including visiting the crime scene when appropriate; retrieval and review of digital evidence such as body-worn video, digital in car video and social media posts; handling discovery, law and motion matters and making related court appearances; staffing and appearing in master calendar courts, direct set trial courts and post-conviction courts; conducting jury and court trials, including interviewing and preparing witnesses for trial, preparing and arguing pre-trial motions, delivering opening statements and closing arguments, examining and cross-examining witnesses, making appropriate evidentiary objections; handling all post-deliberation motions and appropriate sentence recommendation post-conviction; and, all other duties and responsibilities associated with the prosecution of misdemeanor offenses handled by the Office of the City Attorney. Licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of California required. Trial experience demonstrating strong trial skills, including an understanding of evidentiary issues, trial preparation and trial strategy, and broad knowledge of criminal law and procedure preferred. Experience prosecuting misdemeanors preferred. Experience with filing procedures and handling arraignment, master calendar, trial and post-conviction courts preferred. Excellent oral communication skills and the ability to effectively engage in oral advocacy are required. Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with a wide variety of members of the public, law enforcement, and the court system with tact, sensitivity and good judgment. Strong research and writing skills. Familiarity with electronic databases and the electronic and digital presentation of evidence. Ability to assist in the preparation of reports, memoranda, and legal research.
Hiring CoordinatorOffice of the Los Angeles City Attorney200 North Main Street1800 City Hall EastLos Angeles, CA 90012
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