Assistant County & District Attorney

Position:          Assistant County & District Attorney
                        Misdemeanor I Prosecutor

Employer:       Ellis County & District Attorney’s Office

Location:         Waxahachie, TX

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Ellis County & District Attorney has an opening for a Misdemeanor I Prosecutor, handling misdemeanor criminal cases, mental health and protective order cases, and cases in Justice of the Peace courts, including Class C offenses and county code violation cases. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

• Reviews and processes the case packet for each criminal case filed by a police agency and initiates prosecution where appropriate.

• Reviews and processes case information in mental health and protective order cases, as well as cases in the Justice of the Peace courts.

• Attends docket calls, conducts plea bargain negotiations, is well prepared on assigned cases, makes decisions promptly and keeps abreast of the law.

• Is of extremely high integrity, professional demeanor and demonstrates proper respect to the court at all times.

• Reviews assigned cases, supervises support staff in preparation of paperwork, checks all pleadings for accuracy, makes timely applications for subpoenas and prepares and files motions promptly and accurately.

• Is available for consultations with court personnel, victims, witnesses, defendants, defense attorneys and other criminal justice personnel.

•  Is responsible for all cases in his/her charge, including the security of the file;  and properly documenting the case file along each step of the process, including final disposition

• Prepares cases for jury or bench trials, including pretrial motions, orders, interviewing witnesses, preparing trial notebooks and jury charges.

• Complies with and enforces the rules, regulations and policies of the County & District Attorney’s Office, the oral and written directives of his/her supervisors and the Texas Code of Professional Responsibility.

• Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Graduate of an accredited law school, currently licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing with the State Bar.

• Must have a basic knowledge of criminal law, procedure and criminal rules of evidence.

• Must have knowledge of the principals and methods of legal research.

• Must have the ability to analyze facts and case precedents and present them effectively in court.

• Must be able to conduct self in a professional manner and develop and maintain good working relationships with visitors, clients, co-workers, attorneys, judges and county officials.

• Must be able to pass a thorough background check.

• Must be able to work independently while also being a team player.

Annual Salary:  $67,347.00

Send resume and cover letter via email only to:

James LaMarca
Misdemeanor Chief
[email protected]