Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney 02739

Stafford County - Virginia (VA),

Stafford County, VA

$83,138 - $128,877 a year

Job Description:

Performs difficult professional legal work as prosecutor for the County and for the State; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Supervision may be exercised over office staff.

Any prior experience in the practice of law must have been to the highest ethical standards.
Examples of Duties: Serving as prosecutor, preparing cases for prosecution; trying cases in General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations and Circuit Court.
Prepares and presents cases in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, General District Court and Circuit Court;
Tries criminal offenses brought under County and State Statutes;
Interviews police officers, victims, witnesses and other individuals in preparing cases;
Prepares legal research and writing for issues anticipated in criminal trials;
Provides assistance to citizens and law enforcement officers;
Performs related tasks as required.
Typical Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of law and of the State laws and court decisions applicable to criminal prosecution; thorough knowledge of legal research and the investigation, preparation and presentation of cases for trial; thorough knowledge of legal office procedures, practices and methods; ability to plan and direct the work of others; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County and State officials, court officials, members of the Bar and the general public; ability to handle difficult trial and appellate litigation.
Supplemental Information: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a law school of recognized standing and considerable experience as a practicing attorney, some of which shall have been in the practice of criminal law.

Prior experience as a prosecuting attorney is preferred but not required.

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