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Employment Opportunities

Rockdale Judicial Circuit

Assistant District Attorney - Appellate Division

The District Attorney’s Office in the Rockdale Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Appellate Assistant District Attorney. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

Essential Duties:
•Conducting legal research; Arguing Constitutional challenges for prosecutions,; Preparing and writing appellate briefs: Evaluating trial court decisions for error; Conducting oral arguments before the Georgia Appellate Courts; Providing legal guidance for trial attorneys.
•Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
•Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
•Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
•Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Essential Skills:
•Excellent writing, organizational, oral communication and legal research skills. Excellent working knowledge of Lexis- Nexis;
Ability to communicate in a clear, concise understandable manner and listen attentively to others.

Preferred Qualifications: Minimum qualifications:
All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. All candidates are subject to a background check. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.
The Rockdale Judicial Circuit is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

FAX: 770-278-8931
Mailing Address: 922 COURT STREET
Conyers, GA 30012

Position Status: Full Time
Position Type: State Paid
Application Opening Date: 07/30/2020
Application Closing Date: 08/31/2020