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Associate City Attorney
05 Jul → 04 Aug
City of Lakewood
Lakewood, CO, USA
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Under the direction of the Assistant City Attorney/City Prosecutor, prosecute ordinance violations before trial and appellate courts; represent the City in Municipal Court and Superior Court on appeals.
This is an entry-level position that requires significant on-the-job learning.
Ongoing, part-time telework is an option for this position.
- Prosecute criminal ordinance violations in Municipal Court.
- Prepare and attend in-court proceedings including trials, contested hearings, sentencing, appeals, review hearings, and arraignment calendars.
- Perform legal research and prepare briefs regarding various legal issues; prepare and attend motion hearings including probable cause hearings, suppression hearings, and hearings regarding the constitutionality of ordinances.
- Screen police reports for charges filed, prepare cases for trial and negotiate with defense, and conduct trials, both bench and jury.
- Assist the Assistant City Attorney/City Prosecutor as directed in advising the Police Department on new cases and procedures, communicate with law enforcement and the court system, and meet with police officers in preparation of bench and jury trials; assist in other areas of the department as needed and assigned.
- Participate in meetings and advise departments on matters related to Municipal Court prosecution such as court relations, code enforcement, and special emphasis programs, which may require attending evening meetings.
- Actively champion a culture of and commitment to workplace safety through everyday actions and leadership.
- Perform other duties as assigned, which may on occasion involve civil legal work, administrative hearings, and presentations to the City Council and citizens.
Requirements / Qualifications
- A law degree with admission to practice law in the State of Washington.
- Member of the Washington State Bar Association.
- Knowledge of Federal, Washington State, and local laws and regulations.
- Knowledge of legal research, methodology, preparation, and review of legal documents and instruments.
- Knowledge of case preparation and litigation techniques.
- Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of criminal law, court rules, rules of evidence.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
- Research methods and brief writing techniques.
- Public speaking techniques.
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
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