Requisition Title: PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT.1120800
Primary Location: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-TEXAS
DA_CROWLEY - 133 N RIVERFRONT BLVD 11TH FL LB19 - DALLAS
Organization: DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE
Brief Description Supervises all levels public defenders in all aspects of assigned cases. Exercises authority to make tactical and legal decisions in connection with assigned felony cases or defends the more complex general or special category felony cases in assigned courts. Performs case evaluation, preparation, and management represents the client in pre-trial and evidentiary hearings and jurycourt trials and ensures effective communication with judges, prosecuting attorneys, court personnel, family members, witnesses and other interested parties. Conducts legal research drafting legal documents and interpreting laws, rules and regulations.
Detailed Description Supervises, evaluates and trains staff. Resolves disputes between the court, prosecuting attorneys, and staff. Determines appropriate action to be taken for unusual or extremely serious or complex situations. Evaluates appointed case or lawsuit by: reviewing documentation conducting necessary legal research on applicable law interviewing clients, witnesses or persons with knowledge of the case reviewing and gathering evidence preparing investigative requests and determining most appropriate action(s) to be taken. Interviews clients discusses facts of case, potential defenses and applicable laws and procedures. Explains legal process to potential witnesses and prepares witnesses for court testimony and ensures client is informed on status of case. Drafts, files and responds to necessary motions, briefs, or other legal documents for trial andor hearing. Gathers, prepares, reviews and presents evidence, exhibits, and related material for trial or hearing. Represents the client in trial and at all applicable hearings by: conducting jury selection presenting opening statements conducting direct and cross-examinations of witnesses and presenting closing arguments. Participates in plea-bargain negotiations prepares necessary legal documents and ensures necessary signatures are secured and documents filed as required. Documents client files, prepares trial notebook, and maintains statistical information regarding caseload dispositions. Conducts presentations at conferences and seminars instructs law enforcement and other criminal justice personnel in all legal aspects of the criminal process and speaks before community and group citizens. Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements Graduation from an accredited law school with a license to practice law in the State of Texas. Four (4) years experience practicing law required. Experience obtained while licensed with a third year bar card can be counted for experience. This is an �at will� position with no civil service or other appellate rights. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. Standard office environment.
Additional Details An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Salary : 48.72
Maximum Salary : 48.72
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Requisition ID: 003278