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Attorney Supervisor Senior Trial Attorney

Company name

OFFICE OF THE YUMA COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 26,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

Salary

USD 78696 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Yuma, AZ
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Attorney Supervisor / Senior Trial Attorney The candidate works to resolve criminal and civil legal issues, and assures that cases are resolved within office policy guidelines; directs major criminal and civil investigations; advises law enforcement agencies on legal issues of duties, functions and obligations; reviews criminal and civil cases and assignments; identifies policy and compliance issues, and proposes solutions; carries a full caseload of criminal or civil cases; conducts legal research; drafts complaints, briefs, motions and other legal documents; prepares and presents memoranda of law, briefs and other filings and legal documents, as required; develops strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation for presentation of case; monitors and reviews trends in law enforcement and criminal justice, and recommends operational, procedural and policy improvements; screens and assigns cases; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; counsels, trains and coaches attorneys and support personnel; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations; provides direction and guidance in legal analysis, strategies and negotiations; establishes trial strategy; participates in meetings with County Officials, local and national law enforcement, judicial, professional and community groups; may assist in developing and reviewing office policies and procedures; may review assigned unit's performance and operations, and review and evaluate performance of professional staff and support staff; regular and reliable attendance is required; performs other duties as assigned. Should have JD+ degree; and 7+ years experience as a practicing attorney AND extensive trial experience in a leading role in complex criminal or civil cases; must be licensed by the Bar to practice law in the State of Arizona, remain active with all Arizona Bar annual requirements, and maintain a clear criminal record; it is expected that a minimum of 70% of workload must be at the Senior Trial Attorney level to maintain classification. Special Requirements: Must submit a Certificate in Good Standing issued by the Disciplinary Clerk of the Supreme Court of Arizona. For Capital Crimes: Must have certification from the Arizona Supreme Court, according to ARS Rule 6.8, Standards for Appointment of Counsel in Capital Crimes; must have 1st Chair trial experience. Knowledge of: County and department policies and procedures; State of Arizona civil and criminal statutes, rules, administrative orders, policies and procedures, applicable Federal rules and regulations; trial and appellate court processes, protocols and strategies; legal research methods, techniques, sources, databases and other research tools; legal case management procedures, ethics and techniques; the principles and protocols for the evidentiary gathering of information, documents, financial records and other data that may be used in court; the principles and practices of supervision and management. Must have skill in: Reviewing and assessing legal issues and documents; setting priorities, planning, assigning, training and supervising the work of others; effectively assessing, interpreting and applying criminal laws to information, evidence and other data compiled; trial procedures, negotiation, developing legal strategy, and presenting legal arguments; planning and managing the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date records and documentation; verbal and written communication, and exercising judgment and discretion in decision making; establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with attorneys, law enforcement agencies and other participants in the criminal justice process; operating a personal computer, standard office software and specialized legal software programs.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
OFFICE OF THE YUMA COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER
168 West Second Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 928-373-1013

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