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Assistant Attorney

Company name

Scott County, Iowa

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Valid Through

Jun 07, 2021

Posted on

Feb 22, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 71718 to 98862 Annually


Davenport, IA, United States

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Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant Attorney
Duties: Handle all aspects of trial work including daily court appearances, assistance with investigations and charging of criminal cases, interaction and training of law enforcement, victim and witness contact, and preparation for hearings and trials. Analyze reports and evidence to determine the appropriate charges; prepares charging documents and other pleadings for prosecution to include a formal list of charges against the defendant, the minutes of testimony, and motions. Prepares criminal cases for trial by issuing subpoenas to witnesses and preparing exhibits; communicates regularly with victims and witnesses to discuss case progress and prepare for trial. Addresses a variety of defense issues to include requests for investigative reports, exhibits, evidence, and responds to defense motions; works with the defense to determine the scheduling of motion hearings and trial. Reviews case for sentencing or charging concessions via plea negotiations. Researches legal issues. Stays abreast of changes in law and authority in criminal matters. Serves on multi-disciplinary teams as requested. Reviews police reports, videos, audio recordings, photographs, and other evidence collected by law enforcement or other sources; gathers additional evidence and contacts witnesses and victims for information. Prepares evidence and develops trial strategies; writes proposed motions to the court and jury instructions; meets with witnesses to prepare and outline questions and arguments. Conducts plea negotiations; prepares disposition memos; meets with and informs victims of case updates. Researches and stays abreast of recent developments with laws; drafts memos for law enforcement and other attorneys regarding changes in the law. Schedules and attends depositions. Is available for on-call duty as requested to advise law enforcement after hours and on weekends. Provides law enforcement training as requested. Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy. Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree is required. Must have an Iowa Law license and be in good standing with the Iowa Supreme Court. Jury trial experience preferred. Must be familiar with the Code of Iowa, the Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Rules of Evidence. Knowledge of: Local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances. Trial and court procedures. Protocols and strategies of negotiation and litigation. Case management procedures and techniques. Legal research methods, sources, databases, and other tools. Negotiation and conflict management methods and techniques. Skill in: Analyzing legal issues. Setting priorities and developing and directing legal strategies and tactics. Reading, understanding, interpreting, and applying State and Federal statutes, codes, and rules. Developing and presenting sound legal arguments. Mediating and negotiating difficult and complex situations. Analyzing and organizing complex facts, evidence, and precedents. Developing, refining, and presenting legal strategies. Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals. Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands. Conducting research. Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships. Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
Closing Date: 04/04/21

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EXAM #01223

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Hiring Coordinator
Scott County, Iowa
416 W. 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801-1187