Job Details

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney

Company name

Frederick County

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 14,2019

Valid Through

Nov 27,2019

Posted on

Jun 19,2018

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 69759 to 80254 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

Winchester, VA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
The candidate will perform complex prosecutorial legal services for the Commonwealth. Prepares and researches criminal cases involving complex issues of constitutional law, evidence, and trial strategy in all courts of the Commonwealth, State, and Federal. Advises County and State law enforcement officials on a wide variety of problems having legal implications. Effectively prosecute complex criminal cases, including necessary research, witness interview, negotiations with opposing counsel, preparation of jury instruction, and presentation of cases at trial. Uses tact and discretion in order to establish effective relationships with other judicial agencies, victims, witnesses, and law enforcement officials, adequately documenting in writing all actions and providing sufficient justification to support recommendations. Prepare legal briefs and memoranda of law. Prepare cases for trial including interview witnesses. Prepare case evaluations. Prepare discovery and Bills of Particulars. Provide advice to law enforcement officers and County and State officials. Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have an active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar. Completion of continuing education courses in all categories of criminal law. Four(4) years of experience as a criminal prosecutor or three(3) years of experience as a criminal prosecutor and two(2) additional years of experience in general practice law, or equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thorough knowledge and use of the principles, practices, and procedures of law, particularly criminal law and procedure. Knowledge of legal research methodology. Knowledge and use of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Attorneys. Knowledge and use of principles, practices and procedures of local and State law and Court decisions. Knowledge of County ordinances. Knowledge and use of Rules of Evidence. Skilled in trial tactics and trial strategy. Ability to speak extemporaneously and persuasively. Ability to prepare and present a variety of clear and concise reports. Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationship with co-workers, law enforcement officers, County and State official's agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette.

Additional info

Position No. : 2201014

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Frederick County
107 N. Kent Street
Third Floor
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: 540-665-5668

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