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Assistant Prosecuting Attorney The candidate will represent the citizens of firm in Associate and Circuit Courts. This representation will include handling misdemeanor and/or felony cases for jury trials, bench trials, preliminary hearings, arraignments, change of plea hearings, motions, probation violation hearings, reappearances, and other criminal legal proceedings. Review felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases submitted to the Prosecutorâ€™s Office for filing. Make a determination as to whether to file a criminal charge, decline a criminal charge, or request further investigation. It is also the responsibility of the reviewing prosecutor to complete the necessary paperwork regarding their decision. Accurately document all case activity with appropriate docket entries in the case management system. Return telephone calls, e-mails, and correspondence in a timely manner. (in most cases within one business day). Negotiate cases with defense attorneys for an appropriate disposition. Prepare and draft pleadings, motions, and responses to be filed with the court. Research legal issues and case law as it relates to issues and cases they are working on. Contact victims and witnesses as necessary in the charging process to keep them informed of a case, and when necessary meet with them, prepare them for testifying, and answer their questions. Remain on call 24 hours-a-day on a rotating basis to file criminal charges or respond to request by law enforcement after normal business hours. This will require work on weekends and holidays. Take and defend depositions. Assist and counsel law enforcement as it pertains to legal issues regarding an investigation and the facts needed to pursue a conviction. Maintain a good standing with the Missouri Bar Association which includes completing the yearly required continuing legal education courses. Maintain the highest level of integrity in all relationships which includes but is not limited to the police, victims, witnesses, judges, clerks, and defense counsel. Remain generally available during the business day to respond to request by the court to appear for unscheduled matters such as walk-in defendants. Arrive at work punctually and without unexcused absences. As an exempt employee, an assistant prosecutor is required to maintain a time sheet or billable hours. However, it is expected that the assistant prosecutor will be prepared for court. Often times this will require work after business hours and on weekends. Follow the directives and policies of the firm Prosecutor. Acts as a contact with news media representatives at the direction of the Prosecutor. Review and assist law enforcement with search warrants. Assist law enforcement with investigative subpoenas. Perform community relations functions. Work on special projects or case assignments as directed by the firm Prosecutor, Chief Assistant, and/or supervising First Assistant. Assist in training of assistant prosecutors or staff. Represent firm in an appellate court. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication is needed.
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