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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I

Company name

Ottawa County Human Resources Department

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Mar 19,2019

Valid Through

Jul 02,2019

Posted on

Mar 08,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 62614 to 81030 Annually

Location

Holland, MI, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I
The candidate begins as an entry level Assistant Prosecutor in a learning capacity and, with increasing experience and competence, works as an intermediate or developing-level assistant prosecutor. Beginning emphasis is on legal research, with increasing responsibility for general trial work. As trial skills develop may be assigned a limited felony caseload, in addition to district court and juvenile/family court responsibilities. Researches legal matters as assigned by senior attorney staff. Prepares legal briefs, responds to motions, and presents arguments in lower courts. Assists with the research and argument of appellate cases. Initially under the supervision of a senior attorney, reviews adult warrant and juvenile petition requests alleging violations of state law and local ordinances. Reviews facts and evidence presented by law enforcement agencies to determine whether criminal charges should be authorized and determine the appropriate charges. Prepares arrest warrants and other necessary legal documents in connection with such charges. Prepares and prosecutes criminal and civil cases in the lower courts. As legal and trial skills develop, conducts preliminary examinations in felony cases and handles a limited felony caseload. May be assigned to handle a variety of juvenile/family court matters including juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect, guardianship, and mental commitment proceedings. May be assigned as a specialist to conduct all aspects of non-support and paternity cases from initial review of referral documentation through court appearances.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate Should have completecd Graduation from an accredited law school. Admission to the practice of law in the State of Michigan within 6 months of commencing employment is needed. Must have working knowledge of civil procedure and legal method. Working knowledge of criminal and constitutional law. Should have working knowledge of legal writing and legal research methods and resources. Working knowledge of administrative law and municipal law. Must have working knowledge of the Constitution of the State of Michigan. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of legal brief preparation. Should have working knowledge of the Michigan Court Rules and State Court Administrative office rules and requirements, with an emphasis on criminal court rules and procedures. Must have excellent written communication skills. Should have excellent oral argument skills. Well-developed negotiating skills are needed. Must have working knowledge of the American Bar Association canon of ethics and standards of professional practice. Should have excellent interpersonal and human relations skills. Must have ability to interact positively and professionally with County, state and local unit officials, executives and administrators; employees, community and business representatives, and members of the general public with widely divergent socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and varying levels of communication skills and analytical knowledge and sophistication.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ottawa County Human Resources Department
Fillmore Street Complex
12220 Fillmore Street , Room 359
West Olive, MI 49426

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