The Office of the District Attorney, Prosecutorial District 22, seeks a qualified attorney to prosecute sexual assault and domestic violence cases. Under the direction of the District Attorney, duties include but not limited to the following: screen incoming cases using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of case facts; work directly with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence cases throughout the criminal process; research and identify precedence in case law; utilize and evaluate electronic legal research and other research tools; prepare cases for pre-trial and trial; write and file any appropriate motions; organize work; set priorities; meet critical deadlines; follow up on assignments; and meet with victims of crime. The special prosecutor will work closely with law enforcement, Help, Inc., DSS and other agencies as deemed necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Knowledge of: federal, state, common, and constitutional law; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; case, statutory, 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 trial court processes, protocols, and strategies; the operations of the NC court system; and ethical and professional standards of conduct.
Skill in: interpreting and applying complex criminal laws to information, evidence, and other data; 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 online systems; negotiating plea agreements; organizing work; setting priorities; meeting critical deadlines; and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
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; and work independently.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school and an active license to practice law in North Carolina.
Management prefers candidates with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the practice of criminal law is required. Applicants should have some experience in prosecuting sexual assault and domestic violence cases. Must possess excellent judgment and strong litigation skills. Applicant should be capable of managing complex, document intensive cases. Applicant should have a strong commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, public service.