Assistant District Attorney- Misdemeanor/felony Trial Bureau

Harris County
Full Time TX Harris County District Attorney's Office - Kim Ogg, 1201 Franklin St #600, Houston, TX 77002, United States
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Overview

About The Harris County Assistant District Attorney:

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is one of the largest prosecutors’ offices in the country. Under the leadership of DA Kim Ogg, it is an incubator of innovative prosecutorial approaches. The Harris County District Attorney's Office is dedicated to making our community safer through evidence-based prosecution and equal justice for all. The size and diversity of the office provides a professional experience that is unique among district attorneys’ offices around the country. Prosecutors are exposed to a full range of cases, including some of the most complex and cutting edge, and learn from some of the most respected and renowned attorneys in the public sector. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office hires the best and most committed public servants from a wide range of backgrounds and is committed to hiring and retaining lawyers who represent the diverse community we serve.



Assistant District Attorney represents the State of Texas in criminal proceedings in the Harris County Criminal District Courts and County Criminal Courts at Law. Typically, first assigned to the Misdemeanor Trial Bureau, where cases of all types are handled from preliminary hearings to jury trials. The progression from the Misdemeanor Trial Bureau into other units is based on the needs of the office and demonstrated ability and work ethic. After an initial period in the Misdemeanor Division, Assistant District Attorneys move on to the Felony Trial Bureau where they handle a range of felony cases, including serious crimes such as aggravated robbery and murder. Assistant District Attorneys may also can work in specialty divisions such as Crimes Against Children, Financial Crimes, Trafficking, and Mental Health.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares case files, evidence, documents for court proceedings

  • Interview victims and witnesses

  • Analyze assigned cases and prepare the cases for trial

  • Interact with victims, police, and witnesses to make critical decisions to support court proceedings

  • Conduct legal research and prepare motions

  • Present cases, cross examine witnesses, and make arguments in the court

  • Perform administrative tasks in connection with other assigned duties

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email 

Requirements

Education:

  • Must have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and Texas Bar certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Should have a demonstrated commitment to public service and a strong academic record

  • Ideal candidates will also possess a capacity for fairness and empathy, a strong work ethic, an ability to manage a demanding workload, and sound problem-solving and decision-making skills

Please include:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Law School Transcripts

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.

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