The Office of the District Attorney, Prosecutorial District 16B, seeks a qualified attorney to prosecute criminal cases. Duties include: screen incoming cases using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of case facts; research and identify precedence in case law; utilize and evaluate electronic legal research and on-line systems; prepare cases or trial; write and file any appropriate motions; organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up on assignments; and meet with victims of crime. Caseload may include district and superior court cases.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Knowledge of: federal, state, and constitutional law; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; case, statutory, regulatory and common law; NC General Statutes to prosecute criminal cases; judicial and quasi-judicial procedures; legal research methods, techniques, sources, databases and other research tools; the principles and protocols for the evidentiary gathering of information, documents, financial records and other data that may be used in court trial processes, protocols and strategies; the operations of the NC court system; ethical and professional standards of conduct.
Ability to: analyze facts, laws, rules, regulations, interpretations, and related written documents and apply applicable law to those facts; conduct legal research; plan, develop and execute an effective litigation strategy to achieve desired results; prepare, organize and conduct witness examinations; deliver opening statements, closing arguments and evidentiary objections; express complex legal concepts and related facts in a clear and concise manner; argue clearly, logically and persuasively; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with attorneys, law enforcement agencies and other participants in the criminal justice process; recognize and solve problems; produce legal interpretations in a quick and responsive manner for court officials; write reports, motions, briefs and other legal documents; deal tactfully with sensitive situations; communicate both orally and in writing; work independently; apply word processing skills.
Skill in: assessing, interpreting, and applying complex criminal laws to information, evidence, and other data compiled; listening techniques used in interviewing witnesses; using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of case facts; researching and identifying precedence in case law; utilizing and evaluating electronic legal research and on-line systems; negotiating plea agreements; organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and an active North Carolina Law License.
Please attach résumé and cover letter.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
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Charmaine J Leeks
NC Administrative Office of the Courts
Human Resources Division
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - 14 months ago