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ProfileTrial Attorney, Public Safety Division The candidate work for the Juvenile Section of its Public Safety Division, which handles all juvenile prosecutions in the District of Columbia and cases involving delinquency offenses. The Section has jurisdiction to charge a juvenile for any criminal offense under the D.C. Code, Federal Code, or D.C. Municipal Regulations. Work closely with other juvenile justice stakeholders to make appropriate charging decisions, interact with victims and witnesses, evaluate appropriate dispositions for involved juveniles, and litigate appropriate cases in the Superior Court’s Family Division. Manage a caseload involving juvenile offenders and be expected to both litigate and develop comprehensive rehabilitative resolutions that will ensure the public safety. Trial attorneys engage in all aspects of criminal litigation, including interviewing and preparing for testimony police and civilian witnesses, making charging decisions, researching, writing and litigating motions, managing all aspects of a trial calendar from intake through sentencing, and conducting community outreach. Additionally, Juvenile Section attorneys may be assigned to represent the interests of the District truancy and juvenile specialty court prosecutions. Should have a demonstrated interest in criminal law and procedure, prosecution and juvenile justice. Should have 0-1 year of post-law school experience, passion for justice and fairness in the criminal justice system, strong analytical skills, as well as strong oral and written communication skills. Must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Closing: 04/24/18.
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