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Deputy District Attorney - Criminal The candidate will be responsible for providing professional legal services involved in the prosecution of criminal cases in a court. Responsibilities include evaluating investigative reports; filing criminal cases; preparing pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents; conducting legal research; examining and evaluating evidence; and prosecuting cases in the courts. Demonstrates regular, reliable and punctual attendance. Prepares and presents State's evidence in criminal actions to include legal arguments regarding merit; argues on behalf of the State against writs of habeas corpus, petitions for post-conviction relief and motions to suppress evidence. Appears on behalf of the State in probation, revocation hearings and sanity hearings; prepares and supervises the preparation of legal briefs filed on behalf of the State. Presents plea negotiations with opposing attorneys. Interviews and advises complainants and witnesses in regard to prospective criminal action. Performs legal research and studies; interprets and applies laws, court decisions and legal points and authorities for use in the preparation of cases, opinions and briefs for the prosecution or the defense. Confers with and advises County officials, employees, and representatives on legal questions; drafts ordinances, resolutions and other legislative measures; confers with investigators regarding the collection of facts and evidence. Attends pre-trial police lineups; attends arraignments, preliminary hearings, hearings and trials and defends indigent clients in a variety of cases before County or State courts; dictates legal instruments, correspondence and reports. Maintains accurate records and files; prepares a variety of records and reports as assigned. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and participating as an active member of a work team. Represents the County with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public. Must have Juris Doctorate in Law and admittance to practice in the State courts of Nevada; or as provided by Supreme Court rule. Should have 2+ years of experience as a licensed Nevada attorney is highly desirable. Coursework in Evidence is required.
Job Number : 2018-19.
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