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Staff Attorney

Company name

DNA People's Legal Service

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Fort Defiance, AZ

Date Last Verified

Jan 31,2018

Posted on

Dec 08,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney The candidate assists with prosecution of criminal cases in Hopi Prosecutor Defender office and civil cases for all our other DNA offices. These services include litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education. This position combines courtroom representation of individual parents with systems and policy advocacy to improve outcomes for vulnerable families. Participate in all aspects of litigation including, but not limited to, client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, preparation of legal documents, negotiations, trials, and appellate work in both State and Federal Courts; to appear at administrative hearings. Prepare and manage caseloads. Provide legal advice to individual clients, and general legal information to eligible community groups as well as to the public in general, which may involve travel to outlying communities. Develop relationships with the client communities and leaders of the communities. Present misdemeanor and felony cases. Provide legal advice and assistance to clients. Attend legal proceedings. Make recommendations on sentences. Perform appellate work. Provide representation to clients for felony and misdemeanor cases, appeals, abuse and neglect proceedings, and juvenile cases. Meet and communicate with clients. Interview witnesses. Obtain reports and records. Review police reports, grand jury transcripts, and all other case discovery. Examine evidence and investigate claims. Assist clients with court ordered classes, or counseling. Perform legal research and writing; draft, prepare, and file legal documents and correspondence. Interview defendants to ascertain case facts. Arrange pretrial investigations with paralegals and other office staff. Correlate findings and prepare case. Conduct case. Examine and cross examine witnesses. Summarize case to the jury. Participate in specialized litigation task forces, both program-wide and statewide. Supervise other staff and volunteers, and to train other staff and volunteers; to participate in hiring of staff, to attend required office and program meetings. Attend continuing legal education seminars and to keep abreast of changes in the law through reading or other means. Partners with Executives, Litigators and staff across the Department. Liaises with a variety of external government groups including Grantees and associates, NM/AZ/NN Courts, other legal associates, etc. Maintains close working relationships with other offices of the DNA and the Department. Handle high caseloads and willingness to meet personally with all clients. Must have JD degree from an accredited law school. Should preferably have 2+ years of litigation experience will consider clinic or moot court experience for outstanding candidates. Should be an active member of the State Bar Licensed Bar Attorney should be admitted in applicable State they are working in or eligible for admission on motion, or by the next examination, or by waiver. Excellent legal research and writing skills is required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
DNA People's Legal Service
P. O. Box 765
Tuba City, AZ 86045

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