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Deputy States Attorney The candidate will be responsible for reviewing offenses and evidence to make determination on charges and prosecuting violations of state law; reviewing requests for petitions and determining appropriate course of action; making recommendations for child custody and parental rights; and attending legal proceedings. Prepare and manage a caseload of predominantly low-level felonies, juvenile violation cases, abuse and neglect cases, and magistrate court cases. Assist law enforcement with involuntary mental health committals. Assist with civil representations of the County. Present cases for legal proceedings. Perform legal research. Prepare, draft, and file legal documents and correspondence. Review offenses, police reports, and evidence to make determination on charges. Prepare, send, and track subpoenas for witnesses and records. Prepare and interview witnesses for legal proceedings. Stay informed on changes in relevant law and statutes and proposed legislation and policy pertaining to criminal law, juvenile delinquency, and juvenile abuse and neglect. Communicate, correspond, and collaborate with parties involved in cases including victims, parents, school personnel, attorneys, court personnel, and law enforcement regarding procedures and actions for those cases. Respond to inquiries from the public. Make recommendations for custody, parental rights, sentences, and restitution for juvenile and magistrate files. Represent the State's Attorney's Office at public, private, and inter-governmental programs and events. Train and educate volunteers, law enforcement, and social workers on their roles and duties on legal issues and the court process duties. Answer, handle, or direct phone calls and walk-in traffic from clients and the general public regarding legal concerns and questions. Should have Graduation from a college of law. Must have JD degree from an accredited law school. Admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota; or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination; or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Application deadline: March 15, 2018.
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