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ProfileAssistant District Attorney - Temporary The candidate acts on authority delegated by the district attorney to represent the Commonwealth and the County in the prosecutions of those persons who are alleged to have violated the law of the Commonwealth within the County. Assists police in the investigation of criminal offenses. Provides legal opinions to police relative to investigations. Conducts legal research and writes opinions thereon. Advises police on the drafting of criminal complaints, search warrants and statements of probable cause. Evaluates evidence relative to propriety of criminal charges and search warrants. Assembles and evaluates evidence, interviews and prepares witnesses for various court appearances. Represents the Commonwealth in the prosecution of cases at preliminary hearing, pretrial motions, trials before court and/or jury, post-verdict motions and appeals to Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania. Represents Commonwealth in Post-Conviction Relief Act hearings in the Court of Common Pleas and appeals there from to the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania. Represents the Commonwealth in proceedings on writs of habeas corpus in United States District Court, Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court. Represents the Commonwealth and the Court of Common Pleas in Indirect Criminal Contempt proceedings and all appeals there from. Represents the Commonwealth in Juvenile Court proceedings and all appeals there from. Represents the Commonwealth in summary appeals and appeals there from. Represents the Commonwealth in pre-trial conferences. Does legal research and makes oral arguments and prepares written briefs before all Commonwealth and federal courts of Pennsylvania. Responds to miscellaneous request for legal opinions from law enforcement officers and the general public. Interacts with all other state and local law enforcement agencies and local individuals and organization. Attends continuing education courses on law enforcement and related issues. Attends meetings, seminars and training sessions as required. Provides public service work within the County, e.g., participates in mock trials for edification of the public. Deadline: 29 December 2017.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have 5 years of experience working as an attorney with some experience in criminal law. Must have a Juris doctorate degree and admission to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Continuing legal education is required. Must possess ability to maintain confidentiality in regard to client information and records. Must possess thorough knowledge of state substantive and procedural law and rules of evidence. Must possess skill and ability to analyze, organize and present facts and evidence in legal proceedings. Some computer experience is required.
This is a 12-month contract job.