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ProfileDeputy Prosecuting Attorney - Specialty Court The candidate represents the firm in prosecuting persons charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses, as assigned, serves as Drug Court deputy prosecutor, Juvenile Safe Court deputy prosecutor; Mental Health Court deputy prosecutor, Civil Commitments deputy prosecutor, and diversion program deputy prosecutor; assures that cases are resolved within office policy guidelines as they pertain to Drug Court and Juvenile Safe Court, Mental Health Court, Civil Commitments, and/or Diversion Programs. Reviews citations, arrest sheets and other law enforcement documents; gathers facts and data; conducts factual and legal analysis to determine whether charges should be filed. Screen cases for inclusion in any of the specialty courts or diversion alternatives. Reviews cases with the court personnel as needed in order to monitor the progress of participants in specialty courts or diversion programs. Manages assigned cases; confers with witnesses and victims of crimes; negotiates plea agreements and resolutions with defense counsel within designated scope of authority; develops trial and prosecution strategy. Attends all meetings with the members of the Superior Court Drug Court Team, Juvenile Safe Court Team, Mental Health Court Team, and Diversion Team. Implement the Prosecuting Attorney's policies as they pertain to Drug Court, Safe Court, Mental Health Court, and Diversion alternatives. Screen potential candidates for inclusion in firm Drug Court, Juvenile Safe Court, Mental Health Court, and Diversion programs. Represent and give advice to firm, and firm's designated mental health provider (DMHP), as may be required to implement the policies of the firm Prosecutor. Represents the firm Prosecuting Attorney at arraignments, hearings, trials and other legal proceedings; identifies and subpoenas witnesses, records and other information required to present the case; compiles and presents evidence; brings cases before the court and argues facts of the case in relation to points of law, case law and legal precedent; interviews and cross-examines witnesses. Drafts complains, briefs, motions and other legal documents; prepares memoranda of law, briefs and other filings and legal documents as required. Performs other duties as assigned. JD degree is required. Must have some trial court experience preferred; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must be licensed by the Bar to practice law in the State of Washington, remain active with all Washington Bar annual requirements, and maintain a clear criminal record is needed. Prior experience in a specialty court (mental health court, veteran's court, drug court or equivalent) is preferred.
Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney's
Hall of Justice
1st floor room 105 , 312 SW 1st Ave.
Kelso, WA 98626