Overview

Under general supervision, performs professional work of moderate difficulty to prosecute or defend civil and/or criminal cases of moderate difficulty and complexity; advises on legal matters; performs related work as assigned.

Depending on experience and qualifications, starting salary is expected to be between $74,971 and $80,736.

(Essential function, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
 Reviews legal cases to determine if sufficient cause exists to prosecute.
 Advises law enforcement officers and witnesses of legal procedures.
 Files complaints on misdemeanor and felony cases, including first degree murder involving death penalty case.
 Prosecutes or defends cases in Justice and Superior Courts.
 Confers with clients. Advises clients regarding their legal rights, courses of action and strength of a case.
 Advises County departments, boards and commissions on legal matters.
 Handles adoption petitions, condemnation proceedings and difficult matters on administrative or civil law.
 Reviews performance and gives instructions and guidance in court procedures, trial techniques and in matters of law.
 Conducts legal research by computer.
 Obtains and reviews source documents such as police reports, medical records, and transcripts. Locates and interviews witnesses.
 Prepares and files necessary court documents.
 Attends and participates in court appearances and legal proceedings.
 Knowledge of principles and procedures of the Arizona justice system.
 Knowledge of the application of statutes and legal precedents.
 Knowledge of legal and administrative proceedings.
 Knowledge of the preparation of legal defenses and prosecutions.
 Skill in rendering logical, clear and effective arguments.
 Skill in interpreting statutes, case histories and various laws.
 Skill in effectively communicating verbally and in writing.
 Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
 Skill in preparing documents by word processing.
 Skill in computerized legal research.
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and current membership in the State Bar of Arizona; AND five years applicable legal experience.

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