TRIAL ATTORNEY (Juvenile Section)

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441 4th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Organization name: 
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
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Position Description: 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Youth involved in the juvenile justice system present myriad issues that may contribute to their court involvement. The District of Columbia Office of Attorney General seeks a creative and motivated trial attorney for the Juvenile Section of its Public Safety Division, which handles all juvenile prosecutions in the District of Columbia and cases involving delinquency offenses. 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 other juvenile justice stakeholders to make appropriate charging decisions, interact with victims and witnesses, evaluate appropriate dispositions for involved juveniles, and litigate appropriate cases in the Superior Court’s Family Division. The selected attorney will manage a caseload involving juvenile offenders and be expected to both litigate and develop comprehensive rehabilitative resolutions that will ensure the public safety.

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, managing all aspects of a trial calendar from intake through sentencing, and conducting community outreach.

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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 a demonstrated commitment to work in the area of prosecution, with a sincere passion for seeking justice including through treatment courts and creative resolutions.

The successful candidate must have a law degree, one to five years of legal experience and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction at the time of application.

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.

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HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should e-mail one PDF file which includes: 1) a cover letter (must include the vacancy number) summarizing why you are interested and the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position; 2) résumé; 3) list of three references; and 4) a writing sample to [email protected] by 11:59pm EST on May 11, 2017, addressed to Arlyntha Love, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, May 12, 2017