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.