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ProfileAssistant Prosecuting Attorney I The candidate researches legal matters as assigned by senior attorney staff. Prepares legal briefs, responds to motions, and presents arguments in lower courts. Assists with the research and argument of appellate cases. Initially, under the supervision of a senior attorney, reviews adult warrant and juvenile petition requests alleging violations of state law and local ordinances. Reviews facts and evidence presented by law enforcement agencies to determine whether criminal charges should be authorized and determine the appropriate charges. Prepares arrest warrants and other necessary legal documents in connection with such charges. Prepares and prosecutes criminal and civil cases in the lower courts. As legal and trial skills develop, conducts preliminary examinations in felony cases and handles a limited felony caseload. May be assigned to handle a variety of juvenile/family court matters including juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect, guardianship, and mental commitment proceedings. Must have Graduation from an accredited law school with 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in a prosecutor's office or related legal experience preferred. Should have working knowledge of civil procedure and legal method, along with knowledge of criminal and constitutional law. Must have knowledge of legal writing and legal research methods and resources. Should have working knowledge of administrative law and municipal law, as well as knowledge of the Constitution of the State of Michigan. Must have working knowledge of the Michigan Court Rules and State Court Administrative office rules and requirements, with an emphasis on criminal court rules and procedures. Must have Admission to the practice of law in the State of Michigan within 6 months of commencing employment.
Ottawa County Human Resources Department
Fillmore Street Complex
12220 Fillmore Street , Room 359
West Olive, MI 49426