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Senior Trial Attorney

Company name
El Paso County District Attorney

Experience
3 yrs required

Location
El Paso, TX, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Jun 28, 2022

Valid Through
Oct 11, 2022

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Senior Trial Attorney

DUTIES: Reviews case facts for legal sufficiency, drafts motion statements and prepares required legal documents; Researches statutes and case law issues and revises legal documents to reflect new legislation; Examines video, file and physical case evidence; Confers with attorneys regarding case information and pleadings, law enforcement agencies regarding case investigation and trial preparation, and witnesses regarding case preparation and testimony; Edits legal documents prepared by support staff; Responsible for litigating routine to complex hearings, trials and appeals; Prepares and presents oral arguments for routine to complex cases; Frequent handling of confidential legal information and documents; Attends and participates in meetings, training and information sessions; Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field; Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts; and Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills. Represents the State of Texas in the prosecution of adult felony, misdemeanor, and asset forfeiture cases, including ancillary criminal and civil proceedings, filed in the justice, county, district, and appellate courts; Reviews investigative reports from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and officers, and exercises discretion in determining which cases are accepted for prosecution or declined and appropriate criminal charges and forfeitures; Represents the State of Texas in presenting cases to Grand Jury; Appears in court and represents the State of Texas at arraignment, pre-trial hearings, trial, sentencing, post-conviction and appellate proceedings, and other related or ancillary criminal and civil proceedings; Exercises discretion in determining appropriate trial or other strategies to dispose of felony and misdemeanor cases and engages in pre-trial negotiations and plea bargaining with defense attorneys; Drafts and/or reviews the creation of notices, motions, briefs, orders, subpoenas, and other legal documents, correspondence, and reports;

Coordinates with victims, witnesses, and law enforcement officers; prepares them for court appearances; marshals evidence; prepares for pre-trial and post-trial motions and hearings; and issues subpoenas and other legal documents; Appears, answers briefs, and argues on behalf of the State of Texas on appeals to the Eighth Court of Appeals, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States; Performs legal research and keeps abreast of changes in the law; Meets regularly with and works extensively with a variety of government, social service, and law enforcement agencies, organizations, and committees; May advise law enforcement agencies and personnel regarding legal requirements for arrest or search warrants; Employs sound and independent judgment when exercising prosecutorial discretion in accordance with the law and the policies of the District Attorney; and Exercises all prosecutorial discretion and performs all prosecutorial functions in the overriding pursuit of justice--not only for victims of crime and for the accused, but also for the people of the State of Texas. Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance: Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance; Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment; Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner; Maintain strict confidentiality; Project positive support of their department and all organizations receiving County service at all times; and, Maintain and enhance the County's commitment to customer service excellence.

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Position #2020-00302

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