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Deputy District Attorney II The candidate performs increasingly difficult professional legal work in the analysis, preparation and prosecution of criminal cases before the court in Calaveras County; and performs related duties as assigned. Represents the State in all phases of criminal matters, from charging to arraignment to trial to appeals. Performs legal work in the preparation and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. Maintains and manages individual caseloads in a timely and effective manner. Reviews police reports and makes decisions regarding the issuing of criminal complaints; prepares victims and witnesses for participation in the legal process. Prepares cases for prosecution by performing duties such as providing discovery; visiting crime scenes; reviews search and arrest warrants; examine cases and determine best case strategies; research and write pleadings, briefs, motions, petitions, etc.; interviews witnesses and victims and evaluates their credibility and ability to testify; prepares expert witnesses for testimony. Presents and argues cases in court on behalf of the People of the State of California in all phases of misdemeanor and felony criminal trials including arraignments, bail hearings, settlement conferences, motion hearings, bench trials, jury trials, sentencings, restitution hearings, and probation violation hearings. Assists law enforcement agencies requiring legal advice about the investigation of any criminal matter; coordinates case activities with law enforcement personnel and others as appropriate. Responds to and resolves inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance in areas of responsibility. Performs general administrative / office work as necessary, including attending meetings, reviewing mail and literature, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, preparing reports and correspondence, assembling documents and files, etc. Maintains confidentiality; ensures the Constitutional rights of defendants and victims are protected; and adheres to the Rules of Professional Responsibility and ethical standards applicable to prosecutors. Keeps abreast of all new criminal legislation and case law affecting cases. Attends professional conferences, training, seminars, workshops, etc., and reads professional journals to maintain job knowledge and skills. Performs related duties as assigned. Must have a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Should have 2 years of professional legal experience at a level equivalent to Deputy District Attorney I in Calaveras County. Must be an active member in good standing of the California State Bar Association. Must possess a California driver license and have and maintain a satisfactory driving record. Deadline: May 15, 2018.
Job Number: 1144
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