The District of Columbia Office of Attorney General seeks a trial attorney for the Juvenile Section of its Public Safety Division. The Juvenile Section handles all juvenile prosecutions in the District of Columbia and cases involving truancy and status violations. The Section has jurisdiction to charge a juvenile for any criminal offense under the D.C. Code, Federal Code, or D.C. Municipal Regulations. Section attorneys work closely with personnel from other juvenile justice stakeholders to make appropriate charging decisions, to interact with victims and witnesses, to evaluate appropriate dispositions for involved juveniles, and to litigate appropriate cases in the Superior Court’s Family Division.
Trial attorneys engage in all aspects of criminal litigation, including interviewing and preparing for testimony police and civilian witnesses, making charging decisions, researching, writing and litigating motions, and managing all aspects of a trial calendar from intake through sentencing and conduct community outreach.
Qualifications: The candidate must have one to five years of trial experience, the ability to work across disciplines, and the ability to work with a high degree of independence. The ideal candidate should also have some experience with balanced and restorative justice, and a demonstrated commitment to work in the area of prosecution, with a sincere passion for seeking justice.
Eligibility: The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
Closing Date: 4th April, 2019
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