The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office is seeking an individual to perform responsible administrative work assisting and supporting prosecutors with case and case file preparation, and research.
•Answers inquiries of citizens, police officers, defense attorneys, and staff when possible, or directs to an attorney or department when necessary, and facilitates attorneys’ responses •Provides administrative support to attorneys; conducts initial document review, gathering of documents, correspondence, and research and inputs data into case management system. •Assists attorneys with locating, reviewing, redacting and sharing Body Worn Camera evidence. •Conducts legal research as necessary; locates precedent cases, identifies relevant points of law; supports attorneys by summarizing findings in writing. •Prepares and assists with cases for bench and jury trials; prepares and processes documents for filing and recording in all courts; prepares exhibits to be presented in court. •Prepares felony cases for presentation to the Grand Jury; prepares indictments for attorney review; subpoenas Grand Jury witnesses. •Manages Circuit Court docket for assigned team.
•Drafts and/or reviews correspondence, legal memoranda, motions, pleadings, notices, discovery orders, and protective orders for review and filing by attorneys. •Facilitates workflow; prioritizes work and ensures that work is completed in a timely manner. •Identifies, researches, collects and analyzes data to create reports and documents for special projects for the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
•Bachelor’s degree or the combination of a Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certification and experience equivalent to a four-year degree required; course work or experience in criminal justice preferred. •Must possess, or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire, valid Virginia driver’s license and acceptable driving record based on James City County criteria. •Knowledge and understanding of government and the legal system; knowledge of various court systems and their local rules; laws, legal codes, court procedures, and precedents. •Skill in legal and factual research; skill in the use of computer software, especially Microsoft Office Suite.
Accepting applications until 11:59 pm EST on 03/06/2020. Only online applications to our website will be considered. To apply, please visit the James City County Career Center at https://jobs.jamescitycountva.gov