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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in Oxnard, CA

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 08, 2021

Posted on

Dec 07, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 80576 to 160306 Annually

Years of Experience

Max 4 yrs required

Location

Oxnard, CA, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Deputy District Attorney I/II/III
Duties: Under administrative direction, performs prosecutorial legal services as assigned by the District Attorney (D.A.). Responsible for an ongoing caseload and other assignments which require constant interaction with the public, other agencies and members of the legal profession. Work is assigned based upon the experience and professional competence of the attorney. Incumbents appointed at the lower levels of the class series may be promoted to higher levels within the series upon assumption of progressively responsible job assignments, satisfactory performance of such assignments, and having the corresponding amount of professional experience. Interviews witnesses and analyzes/evaluates evidence while preparing cases for trial under criminal law. Appears on behalf of the People of the State of California at court hearings, makes appropriate motions and pleas, and takes other appropriate legal action. Conducts trial prosecution by preparing strategies, ordering investigations and subpoenas, resolving legal issues through research, participating in jury selection, and presenting evidence and argument. Negotiates disposition and modification of cases according to office policy. Prepares reports, appeals, writs, and other legal documents. Assigned complex cases which may include misdemeanors, felonies, environmental or consumer fraud, special investigations and/or pursuit of appellate issues. May also be assigned other tasks that require superior knowledge and skills at the department head’s discretion. May be assigned various supervisory and/or training responsibilities. May make presentations to the public and community organizations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications:
Attorney I: Must be law school graduates who have been licensed by the California Bar Association. No experience is required at the Attorney I level. Advancement in the series is dependent upon sustained meritorious performance.
The Attorney II level: 2 years of legal experience and the Attorney III requires 4 years of legal experience. Advancement within the series is dependent upon sustained meritorious performance. Must be law school graduates who have been licensed by the California Bar Association. The Attorney II level requires 2+ years of legal experience. Experience may include up to 1 year related Law Clerk experience. Advancement within the series is dependent upon sustained meritorious performance.
Attorney III: Must be law school graduates who have been licensed by the California Bar Association. 4+ years of legal experience. Experience may include up to 1 year Law Clerk experience. Advancement within the series is dependent upon sustained meritorious performance.
DESIRED: Experience conducting bench trials, jury trials, or preliminary examinations as an attorney and/or a law clerk.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be an active member of the California State Bar Association and possess a valid California driver license.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Comprehensive knowledge of: rules of evidence, legal principles, criminal law and trial procedures; State and Federal law pertaining to specific trial assignments; legal research methods; ethical responsibilities outlined by the American Bar Association and California Bar Association. Comprehensive ability to: perform legal research, investigate and analyze evidence and complex legal problems; communicate effectively orally and in writing; prepare cases and provide legal counsel; prepare reports and legal documents; supervise and train staff as required; and deal effectively with clients, members of the legal profession, public officials, and the general public. Will have experience appearing in court on contested matters, made arguments to the judge, and elicited evidence from witnesses. Some experience in a prosecutor’s office either as an attorney or law student, has prepared contested motions, and has argued motions on behalf of the prosecution.
Final Filing Date: December 18, 2020

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