Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

State Of Arkansas Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 months ago

Position Information

Summary

The Deputy Prosecuting Attorney works under the direction of the Elected Prosecuting Attorney and is responsible for maintaining a criminal case load and handling all matters associated with criminal prosecution, including court preparation, charging decisions, legal research as well as the drafting of legal documents.

Functions

  • Receives criminal complaints from citizens within the judicial district for consideration of prosecution.

  • Prepares complaint affidavits for filing in misdemeanor prosecutions.

  • Maintains misdemeanor case load, including trial and witness preparation, filing appropriate motions and responses and trying misdemeanor cases and appeals.

  • Maintains a felony case load, including trial and witness preparation, filing appropriate motions and responses and trying felony Circuit Court cases for the Judicial District.

  • Reviews case files submitted by law enforcement and other investigatory agencies to recommend appropriate criminal charges.

  • Drafts briefs, motions, and other supporting legal documents on criminal cases within the Judicial District.

  • Represents the State of Arkansas in legal proceedings within the Judicial District.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and statutes.

  • Knowledge of Criminal Procedure.

  • Knowledge of legal research and writing protocols.

  • Knowledge of the state's legislative processes.

  • Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply case law, state and federal statutes, legal precedents, and relevant legislative intent to agency legal matters.

  • Ability to provide legal guidance and technical assistance.

  • Ability to conduct litigation.

  • Ability to prepare, present and review oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications

A juris doctorate from an accredited law school.

Licenses

Licensed to practice law in Arkansas and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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