Prosecuting Attorney

Trustpoint.One
Published
November 22, 2022
Location
Cortez, Colorado
Category

Description

Trustpoint One is pleased to partner with a local governmental office in its search for a Prosecutor.  The attorney will work a hybrid schedule with offices ideally situated on Colorado’s Western Slope.  The office promotes work-life balance encouraging employees to take advantage of all the Western Slope has to offer.  Attorneys applying for this position will be expected to take a holistic approach to justice. This position requires people to consider community perspectives, have a firm understanding of restorative justice practices, and take into account best practices when prosecuting cases.

Prosecutor’s Job Responsibilities Include:

-             Maintain a caseload of criminal cases and perform all necessary duties to direct cases through the criminal justice system

-             Review evidence and make initial charging decisions

-             Make appropriate plea offers; work with victims; appear in court and prepare witnesses

-             Interact with defense attorneys

-             Collaborate with law enforcement.  Seek and guide additional investigation where necessary

-             Respond to crime scene as requested to provide suggestions to police regarding scope of investigation and preservation of evidence

-             Prepare limited correspondence in instances where out of court communication requires documentation, e.g. advising defense of exculpatory evidence

-             Conduct all phases of a criminal trial from initial charging to sentencing hearings

-             Research and respond to defense motions, including motions for the suppression of evidence

-             Draft and present briefs to the Court advocating the People's position regarding legal issues raised during motions practice

-             Review affidavits for probable cause for arrest and search warrants

-             Utilize computer case management software and relevant programs for digital evidence

-             Demonstrate a strong commitment to seeking justice, preserving community safety, and improving the criminal justice system;

-             Exhibit leadership through working relationships with law enforcement, the judiciary, the defense bar, victim groups, and the community

-             Commitment to working collaboratively in a team environment.

Qualifications:

 -             Juris Doctor

-             Must be licensed to practice in Colorado or qualify for reciprocity.

-             Maintain weekly courtroom appearances

-             Prosecutorial experience is a plus

-             Criminal law experience is a plus.

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume for immediate consideration.

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