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ProfileAssistant County Attorney - Criminal Division The candidate duties will include: All aspects of prosecution of misdemeanor offenses, including case screening, preparation of pleadings, motions, affidavits, warrants and other paperwork as necessary, witness preparation, securing and marshaling of evidence, and representation of the State of Texas in pretrial proceedings, criminal bench trials and jury trials in justice courts, the constitutional County Court and Potter County’s two statutory county courts, as well as in community supervision revocation proceedings; Formulation, justification and communication of plea offers in misdemeanor cases; Working with judges, court staff, law enforcement officers, defense attorneys, pro se defendants (when permissible by law), victims, witnesses and office staff in the preparation and prosecution of criminal litigation; Performance of legal research necessary to effectively represent the State of Texas in criminal cases; Preparation of briefs and other documents required in appeals of criminal cases and, ultimately, participating in argument if appropriate; Advising law enforcement agencies and officers on issues of criminal law and criminal procedure; Answering public inquiries regarding the duties of the County Attorney’s office; Answering inquiries from other governmental agencies regarding the duties of the County Attorney’s office. Involves primarily indoor work assignments, including: office work; preparation of complaints, informations, warrants, motions and supporting documentation and other documents, including briefs, necessary for the commencement, prosecution and appeal of criminal cases; interviewing witnesses and parties; provision of required discovery; and litigating in trial and appellate courts.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have a JD degree or equivalent degree from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in Texas. Applicants awaiting November bar results will be considered. Proficient in electronic legal research (such as Westlaw or LEXIS) is required. Possess superior communications skills. Abilities to manage a considerable docket of active cases and consistently satisfy deadlines in the face of competing time demands are essential.
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Potter County Attorney's Office
500 S Fillmore
Amarillo, TX 79101