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ProfileAttorney (Civil/Criminal) The candidate tries jury and non-jury criminal cases in the Superior Court; interviews witnesses; conducts and or supervises investigations; and writes legal briefs in conjunction with assigned cases and trials. Prepares daily court calendar and maintains various records of warrants and citations issued. Maintains files, including: accurate recording of status of work product, filing of memos on disposition of cases, running law enforcement database checks on criminal backgrounds such as rap sheets, and transporting relevant files and/or file materials to court for appearances. Receives and investigates complaints from the general public and representatives of the police department to determine the necessity for issuing of citations or warrants; interviews witnesses and issues citations; and conducts citation hearings and determines the necessity for issuing warrants. Represents the People of the State of California in person via court appearances and in written petitions, motions, appeals and/or other court documents. Includes the preparation (word processing/database management) of such court documents. May require being placed in high-stress environment and/or exposure to complex and challenging cases. Performs research manually and via computer for the purpose of performing all other duties related to the prosecution of criminal cases. May represent the District Attorney to other law enforcement agencies, community based organizations, neighborhood/citizen meetings.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Requires membership in the State Bar Association and license to practice in all state courts. Should have comprehensive knowledge of: state and federal and municipal codes, laws and ordinances, particularly as applied to civil and criminal laws; legal processes and techniques of courtroom and jury trial work; and administrative techniques and methods, particularly as they relate to the activities of the District Attorney's Office. Must have ability to: speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of assigned legal cases; exercise considerable judgment and tact in dealing with court officials, juries, law enforcement agencies and other governmental agencies in connection with legal assignments.
Recruitment #: PEX-8177-070981
San Francisco Office of the District Attorney
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant Street , Room 325
San Francisco, CA 94103