Assistant Prosecuting Attorney I​​​​​​​ - Kalamazoo County

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY I Posting: # 062-20
Prosecuting Attorney Date Posted: 10/08/2020
Starting Salary: K-10(A) $60,424.00 Deadline: Until filled
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Responsibilities:
Represent our citizens as their attorneys in criminal, quasi-criminal and civil matters by reviewing, enforcing and litigating the applicable law. Emphasis is placed on prosecuting misdemeanors and some felonies in District Court, mental commitment hearings in Probate Court, and delinquency proceedings in Family Court. An APA I also has screening and charging responsibilities for delinquency cases, misdemeanor cases and some felony cases

Prepares and presents misdemeanors, civil infraction, mental commitment, juvenile delinquency, and lesser felony cases to ensure that defendants are held accountable for their actions.

Reviews selected investigation reports, authorizes legal proceedings and rejects substandard cases. Negotiates cases dispositions, according to office policy in order to reach a resolution prior to trial. Prepares motions, briefs, pleadings and memoranda to inform courts of the office’s position on specific cases.

Accepts special assignments, including legal research and writing.

Qualifications:

  • License to practice law in the State of Michigan
  • Previous experience or interest in the criminal justice/legal systems
  • Basic knowledge of evidence, criminal law and court rules
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Willingness to follow office policies, high ethical standards, personally and professionally.

VETERANS: Please provide your joint services transcript with your application.

Apply online: https://www.kalcounty.com/hrd/openings.php 

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