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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Pasadena, CA

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Company name

Pasadena City Attorney's Office

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Pasadena, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 06,2018

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Deputy City Prosecutor I Duties: The candidate will represent the People of California and Pasadena in the Municipal and Appellate Courts. Will prosecute in jury and non-jury trials, and represents the People in misdemeanor cases without court room supervision.Reviews law enforcement reports and cases to determine whether to file, reject, or to refer for an office hearing or mediation in order to gain compliance with state and municipal laws by settling disputes out of court. Implements office policies and procedures relating to the disposition of cases. Reviews criminal misdemeanor cases; researches, reviews and drafts appellate briefs. Interviews victims and witnesses; represents the People in arraignments and pretrial conferences. Conducts court hearings, trials, motions and restitution hearings. Responds to inquiries from criminal defendants, witnesses, police and other attorneys. Researches legal issues and provides legal opinions and advice to law enforcement personnel. Trains law enforcement personnel on developments and effective prosecution techniques. Assists other prosecutors in all phases of legal work on the more complex cases; attends meetings where prosecution matters are discussed. Prepares a variety of reports and studies related to current trends. Deputy City Prosecutor I and II: Under general supervision, performs trial and appellate court work. Deputy City Prosecutor III: Under limited supervision, performs complex trial and appellate court work. The Deputy City Prosecutor III: Performs complex legal procedures in trial and appellate court work for the City Prosecutor's Office. Responsible for coordinating cases with court, law enforcement agencies and witnesses, reviewing cases to determine disposition, and representing the People of the State in complaints. Work independently exercising considerable discretionary judgment in determining legal strategies in the prosecution of criminal cases. Reviews law enforcement reports and cases to determine whether to file, reject, or to refer for an office hearing or mediation in order to gain compliance with state and municipal laws by settling disputes out of court; implements office policies and procedures relating to the disposition of cases. Deputy City Prosecutor I/II:Reviews criminal misdemeanor cases; researches, reviews and drafts appellate briefs; interviews victims and witnesses; represents the People in arraignments and pretrial conferences; conducts court hearings, trials, motions and restitution hearings. Responds to inquiries from criminal defendants, witnesses, police and other attorneys; researches legal issues and provides legal opinions and advice to law enforcement personnel; trains law enforcement personnel on developments and effective prosecution techniques. Assists other prosecutors in all phases of legal work on the more complex cases; attends meetings where prosecution matters are discussed. Prepares a variety of reports and studies related to current trends. Deputy City Prosecutor III: Conceptualizes and reviews criminal misdemeanor cases; drafts complaints and motions, appellate briefs and legal memoranda; interviews witnesses; represents the People in arraignments and pretrial conferences; presents cases in court, including all phases of pretrial, trial and appellate work. Confers with City department representatives to provide advice and counsel on prosecution laws and ordinances affecting their work; researches legal issues and provides legal opinions and advice to law enforcement personnel; develops and conducts training programs with and for other departments and agencies. Assists in the coordination of special projects and teams. Assists in the development and implementation of divisional goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards. Represents the division in meetings where prosecution matters are discussed with various boards and committees.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should have active membership in the California State Bar. Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver's license and satisfactory driving record is essential.
Should have any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance.

Deputy City Prosecutor I-II: Should have graduation from an accredited law school and, Deputy City Prosecutor I - 1+ year of experience in the practice of law; Deputy City Prosecutor II - 3+ years of experience in the practice of law, including two years experience as a prosecutor for a governmental agency.

Deputy City Prosecutor III: Must have graduation from an accredited law school and 4+ years experience in the practice of law, including three years of experience as a prosecutor for a governmental agency.

Must have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of criminal law and their application; practices and effective techniques in the presentation of court cases; legal procedures and terminology, with particular reference to Municipal Court; the Penal Code, with particular reference to misdemeanors; judicial procedures and the rules of evidence; municipal government organization, structure and functional responsibilities; computer system components and applicable software; supervisory principles and methods, including program development, implementation and work assignment; employee training and development; equal employment/affirmative action guidelines and policies.

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Active membership in the California State Bar is essential. Must have 1+ year (two years preferred) of experience in the area of criminal law as an attorney or a law clerk


Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of criminal law and their application; practices and effective techniques in the presentation of court cases; legal procedures and terminology, with particular reference to Municipal Court; the Penal Code, with particular reference to misdemeanors; judicial procedures and the rules of evidence; municipal government organization, structure and functional responsibilities; computer system components and applicable software; supervisory principles and methods, including program development, implementation and work assignment; employee training and development; equal employment/affirmative action guidelines and policies is essential.

Deadline: 19 April, 2018

Additional info

EXAM #18-103 Send resume.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Pasadena City Attorney's Office
100 N. Garfield Ave.
Suite N-210
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-744-4366