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Assistant District Attorney The candidate serves as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office – handling misdemeanor cases including Class C offenses, juvenile, mental health and protective order cases. Reviews and processes the case packet for each criminal case filed by a police agency and initiates prosecution where appropriate. Reviews and processes case information in juvenile, mental health and protective order cases. Attends docket calls, conducts plea bargain negotiations, is well prepared on assigned cases, makes decisions promptly and keeps abreast of the law. Reviews assigned cases, supervises secretaries in preparation of paperwork, checks all pleadings for accuracy, makes timely issuance of applications for subpoenas and prepares and files motions promptly and accurately. Responsible for all cases in his/her charge including the security of the file. Upon the disposition of each case, properly completes the case file to show such disposition. Prepares cases for jury or bench trials, including pretrial motions, orders, interviewing witnesses and preparing trial notebooks and jury charges. Complies with and enforces the rules, regulations and policies of the Criminal District Attorney's Office, the oral and written directives of supervisors and the Texas Code of Professional. Must be a graduate of an American Bar Association accredited law school. Should have license to practice law in the State of Texas and be in good standing with the State and local Bar associations. Basic knowledge of criminal law, procedure and criminal rules of evidence is required. Knowledge of the principals and methods of legal research is needed.
Posting Number: 2017-012. Send cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample.
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