at Washington County in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The Deputy Prosecuting Attorney performs legal work of a routine nature. Work involves litigation and legal research; drafting legal documents; and interpreting laws, rules, and regulations and prosecutes cases in assigned court. Performs case evaluation, preparation and management; represents the State in pre-trial hearings and jury/court trials; and ensures effective communication with law enforcement, defense attorneys, court personnel, victims and family members, witnesses and other interested parties. Evaluates assigned cases by: reviewing documentation, conducting necessary legal research on applicable laws, interviewing witnesses or persons with knowledge of the cases, reviewing evidence, and determining most appropriate action(s) to be taken. Drafts, files and responds to necessary motions or other legal documents for trials and/or hearings. Explains legal process to potential witnesses, prepares witnesses for court testimony, and ensures clients or victims/families are kept informed on status of cases. Gathers, prepares and presents evidence, exhibits and related material for trials or hearings. Represents the State in trials and hearings by: conducting jury selection, presenting opening statements, conducting direct and cross-examinations of witnesses, and presenting closing arguments. Participates in settlement or plea negotiations. Prepares necessary legal documents if settlement or plea agreement is reached, and ensures signatures are secured and documents are filed as required. Performs other duties as assigned. Graduation from an accredited law school is required. Requires a current license to practice law in the State of Arkansas.