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Staff Attorney The candidate investigates, evaluates and defends juveniles and adults accused of violating the criminal laws of the firm. Represents parents in dependency and neglect proceedings, including Indian Child Welfare proceedings, before tribal and state courts. Perform the duties and responsibilities of the position in an ethical manner and assure that justice is upheld according to the laws and custom of the company. Negotiate plea agreements. Develop the theory of a case, identify potential evidentiary issues, obtain evidence and prepare witnesses for trial. Maintain professional relationships with witnesses, law enforcement agencies, attorneys and members of the community. Maintain strict confidentiality and uphold all rules of professional responsibility. Work collaboratively with other tribal agencies, such as Department of Social Services, Probation, and Yavapai-Apache Wellness Court towards coordinated resolution of cases. Research and write clear, well-supported legal motions and memoranda. Explain complex legal concepts to individuals who do not have a legal background. Attend bench/bar meetings and family health court staffingâ€™s within the Tribal Court and contribute to the development and continued growth of the Nationâ€™s judicial system. Attend legal trainings and conferences when directed by the Public Defender; stay current on legislation and case law directly or indirectly affecting tribal court operations; attend continuing legal education seminars and trainings to maintain legal proficiencies and required licensing. Represents clients of the Public Defenderâ€™s Office who are accused of crimes in the Tribal Court. Represents parents in Dependency and Neglect cases in the Arizona Courts. Advises and assists clients of the Public Defenderâ€™s Office on, Federal, and Arizona law. Writes and argues appeals before the Tribal Court of Appeals. Drafts legal document in accordance with law. Other duties as assigned by the Public Defender. Must possess a Law Degree from an ABA accredited law school within 30 days. Must be licensed to practice law in Arizona and in good standing within 3 months. Relevant experience in Criminal Law preferred. Closing Date: 27 April 2018.
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