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Managing Attorney Level II The candidate co-manages the felony trial division with the District Attorney, overseeing the prosecution of a wide variety of felony offenses that arise in Laramie County; mentors the junior felony and misdemeanor attorneys; all while handling a full-time caseload of upwards of 70 active cases consisting largely of crimes of violence, crimes against children, rapes and murders; prepares a variety of court documents and legal memoranda; argues motions before the courts; conducts approximately 8 to 12 felony jury trials per year as first chair and mentors junior attorneys through trial as second chair; confers with investigative agencies and coordinates investigations with law enforcement through all stages of the case; checks, instructs or directs the work of assigned legal assistants and other support staff; as necessary, in preparation of legal documents and coordination of schedules with court's offices. Co-manages all levels of attorneys in the office by supervising, advising and mentoring their case load. Initiates prosecution of individuals for juvenile and felony criminal offenses for Laramie County. Follows through judicial system until the case is resolved. Works with law enforcement officers and agencies to ensure that all elements of the offense have been investigated and ensures that the defendants rights are not violated. Reviews investigative reports; confers and negotiates with guardian ad litems and defense attorneys on pending cases, using communication and persuasive skills to achieve a fair resolution of the case. Meets and confers with crime victims to ensure their rights are observed and that they have an opportunity to participate in the criminal justice system. Investigates cases further in conjunction with law enforcement, seize evidence, collect facts and interviews people in preparation for jury trials. Requires a thorough knowledge of the criminal laws, juvenile laws and jury instructions related to each. Confers with other attorneys in office to determine status of caseload, providing necessary guidance or approval of case disposition.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have Juris Doctorate degree and membership in the State Bar as an Attorney qualified to practice law in this state. Should have 10+ years of relevant legal experience; and 3+ years of management experience. Knowledge of Wyoming criminal/juvenile statutes and regulations is required. Knowledge of the rules of civil and criminal procedure and jury instructions is needed. Skill in organization and effective use of available time and resources is must. Skill in teamwork with Law Enforcement and court personnel is essential.
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