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Top 50 Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.4% of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney resumes contained Jury Instructions as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney:

1. Jury Instructions

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2. Criminal Investigations

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Here's how Criminal Investigations is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Reviewed evidence and conducted complex criminal investigations.
  • Advise state and local law enforcement agencies on criminal investigations.

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3. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Reviewed investigations, examine evidence and analyze criminal reports submitted by law enforcement and determined if cases justify prosecution.
  • Developed and maintained professional contacts with law enforcement agencies and local and state prosecutors offices.
  • Assisted and advised law enforcement officers on constitutional matters including search and seizure issues.
  • Reviewed and assessed cases with law enforcement to determine if criminal prosecution is appropriate.
  • Researched and prepared legal briefs in collaboration with data from law enforcement officials.
  • Investigated and prosecuted complaints initiated by consumers and law enforcement officials.
  • Presented topics on legal developments for local law enforcement seminars.
  • Coordinate prosecutions with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Worked with federal, state, county, and tribal officials to improve law enforcement efforts in the region.
  • Represented the State in prosecuting criminal defendants and acting as spokesperson for law enforcement and victims of crimes.
  • Participated in training of police officers and law enforcement officials, as well as other assistant prosecutors.
  • Interviewed and advised law enforcement officers, victims and witnesses on criminal proceedings and procedures.
  • Advised law enforcement personnel from three counties, state and federal level, routinely.
  • Interview and prepare all witnesses and law enforcement personnel for trials and hearings.
  • Assisted law enforcement in search warrant preparation and other matters as required.
  • Advised law enforcement regarding evidence collection, search warrants, and investigation.
  • Managed civil forfeitures for the law enforcement agencies in the county.
  • Advise law enforcement of legal basis for charges and criminal procedures.
  • Reviewed and assessed and assisted law enforcement with complex RICO cases.
  • Engaged in teamwork with different law enforcement agencies to attain filing criminal charges against alleged suspects.

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4. Child Support Orders

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Here's how Child Support Orders is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Represented children in establishing paternity and child support orders in Family Court.
  • Represented custodial parents in cases for the establishment of paternity, and the establishment and enforcement of child support orders.
  • Worked to enforce child support orders using civil contempt actions and criminal nonsupport charges.
  • Worked to establish and enforce child support orders for Jackson County.
  • File civil actions for the establishment of Court-originated child support orders.

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6. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Handled family law issues and military administrative law matters for over 25,000 Soldiers assigned to the Korea peninsula.
  • Represented clients in all aspects of family law and criminal law.

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7. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Experienced in organizing and executing a voluminous caseload; maintaining contact with opposing counsel in attempt to appropriately resolve ongoing cases.
  • Provided legal counsel to county elected officials regarding personnel issues, including disciplinary action and termination.
  • Negotiated plea agreements with opposing counsel.
  • Serve as co-counsel in a misdemeanor sex crime trial and give opening and closing statements along with conducting several direct examinations.
  • Served as City Attorney for Louisiana, Missouri, and provided counsel, recommendations, and guidance on all municipal matters.
  • Represented our office in over 30 public speaking engagements for D.A.R.E., The Child Abuse & Neglect Counsel, M.A.D.D.
  • Conducted research and attended board meetings, participate in civil and criminal cases acting as counsel for Iron County.
  • Lead counsel in excess of 300 cases per year resulting in favorable judgments for child protection and juvenile delinquency.
  • Represented the state as lead trial counsel in cases of child abuse, neglect, and dependency.
  • Served as counsel for Board of Directors; advised Agency with regard to contract and liability issues.
  • Object with counsel with reason ex: hearsay, leading questions, irrelevant and misleading questions.
  • Interviewed, advised and counseled a variety of civilian and police witnesses in preparation for trial.
  • Reviewed assigned cases, provided discovery, negotiated with defense counsel, and tried cases.
  • Negotiated plea deals with defense counsel in adult and juvenile court proceedings.
  • Provided counsel to Complaint Committee of the Board of Medicine.
  • Drafted plea agreements in conjunction with Defendant's counsel.
  • Organize, scan and copy discovery for defense counsel.
  • Negotiated plea deals and settlements with opposing counsel.
  • Prepare discovery for defense counsel.
  • Negotiated plea agreements with opposing counsel and addressed victims' concerns.

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8. Crime Victims

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Here's how Crime Victims is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated plea dispositions gaining reasonable and just resolutions for crime victims.

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9. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Carried out all aspects of trial preparation including interviewing witnesses, preparing motions, and researching case law.
  • Performed all aspects of trial preparation, including issuing subpoenas, witness preparation, and exhibits.

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10. Preliminary Hearings

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Here's how Preliminary Hearings is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted felony jury trials, preliminary hearings and probation revocation hearings.
  • Assigned all Magistrate Court cases including felony and juvenile preliminary hearings.
  • Conducted felony preliminary hearings in local municipal courts.
  • Handled arraignments, preliminary hearings, and initial appearances.

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11. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Represent the State of Missouri in criminal appeals before the state and federal courts of appeal.

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12. Appellate Briefs

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Here's how Appellate Briefs is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted Motions, Pleadings, and Appellate Briefs in Hamilton County Juvenile Court and the Ohio First District Court of Appeals.
  • Authored two appellate briefs for submission to Michigan Supreme Court resulting in successful outcomes.
  • Reviewed transcripts of proceedings and conducted legal research to prepare appellate briefs.
  • Researched and argued appellate briefs before the District Court of Appeals.
  • Prepare and argue appellate briefs in the Eighth District Court of Appeals

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13. Child Abuse

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Here's how Child Abuse is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted over 170 Misdemeanor, Child Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency cases.

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14. Grand Jury

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Here's how Grand Jury is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Experience includes Juvenile prosecution, Grand Jury case investigation, evaluation, preparation and presentation to the Grand Jury.
  • Case review, preparation, and presentation of evidence and witness testimony before the grand jury.
  • Presented approximately 30-50 cases on a weekly basis to the Grand Jury for possible indictment.
  • Interview witnesses and victims and convene Grand Jury proceedings to investigate and indict criminal cases.
  • Conducted several hundred probable cause and preliminary hearings in court and Grand Jury proceedings.
  • Screened and presented felony cases to the Montgomery County Grand Jury.
  • Present felony criminal cases to the Saint Louis County Grand Jury.
  • Presented cases to grand jury in order to obtain indictments.
  • Convened and assisted Special Grand Jury on dozens of occasions.
  • Included Grand Jury practice and jury trial after Indictment.
  • Prepared indictments for presentment to the Grand Jury.
  • Prepared adult felony cases for grand jury.
  • Conducted bind-over proceedings to the grand jury.
  • Presented cases to the Grand Jury.
  • Reviewed warrant applications, reviewed proposed case filings, coordinated law enforcement education,conducted preliminary hearing and Grand Jury proceedings.

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15. Pre-Trial Motions

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Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Researched, drafted, and argued effective pre-trial motions.
  • Briefed and argued pre-trial motions.

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16. Domestic Violence

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Trained to conduct witness interviews for domestic violence victims, review warrant recommendations and issue charging documents for domestic violence offenses.
  • Specialized in the area of child protection, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence and sexual assault case.
  • Tried several felony cases including aggravated robbery and domestic violence in front of a jury.
  • Conducted over 35 trials and contested hearings including Domestic Violence, Theft, Traffic Violations, and Motions for Permanent Custody.

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17. Police Department

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Here's how Police Department is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Investigate cases by interviewing victims/witnesses and interacting daily with local police departments and federal law enforcement task forces and agencies.
  • Ensured continuous police department compliance with recent changes in OVI and driving under suspension laws.
  • Worked as the key liaison between the Prosecutor's Office and the Detroit Police Department.

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18. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Present evidence to prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
  • Experience with general civil litigation regarding county officials, townships, and agencies.
  • Supervised/Managed Mingo County Government Criminal/Civil Litigation.

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19. Preliminary Exams

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Here's how Preliminary Exams is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted preliminary exams, evidentiary hearings, and trials.

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20. Court Hearings

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21. Arrest Warrants

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Here's how Arrest Warrants is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted probable cause statements in order to produce arrest warrants.

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22. Juvenile Offenders

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Here's how Juvenile Offenders is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Participate in monitoring treatment and rehabilitation of all juvenile offenders.
  • Worked with staff to prosecute juvenile offenders for felony and delinquency offenses.

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23. Insurance Defense

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24. Plea Agreements

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Here's how Plea Agreements is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Prepare and answer motions Review and authorize criminal warrants Negotiate plea agreements with opposing council

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25. Police Reports

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Here's how Police Reports is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Issued misdemeanor and felony warrants according to Michigan law after review of police reports.
  • Screened police reports to determine whether or not there was enough evidence to charge defendants.
  • Review police reports and make charging decisions.Practice before the Sault Ste.

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26. Oral Arguments

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Here's how Oral Arguments is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted appellate briefs and appeared for oral arguments in King County Superior Court.
  • Drafted appellate briefs and performed oral arguments.
  • Conducted oral arguments before the Ohio Seventh District Court of Appeals with an affirmance rate of over ninety-eight percent.

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28. Criminal Charges

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Here's how Criminal Charges is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted/negotiated plea bargains in misdemeanor criminal charges.
  • Assessed felony warrant applications, consulted with law enforcement personnel, interviewed victims, and issued criminal charges.
  • Reviewed and filed criminal charges, both misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Enforce those referrals not meriting criminal charges in Civil Court.
  • Investigate and issue criminal charges in complex criminal cases.

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29. County Departments

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Here's how County Departments is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Provided legal consultation upon requests by County Departments to ensure compliance with state and federal law including environmental impact issue.

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30. Juvenile Division

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Here's how Juvenile Division is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Handled some delinquency and dependency/neglect/abuse cases for Juvenile Division.

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31. Criminal Division

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Here's how Criminal Division is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Research, draft and argue appeals before the Ninth District Court of Appeals for the Office's Criminal Division.
  • Researched health department and cyberspace legal issues for the criminal division.

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33. County Agencies

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Here's how County Agencies is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Review, approve, draft, and negotiate all contracts for county agencies.
  • Represent the County agencies in court regarding subpoenas and record requests.
  • Developed new contract template in an effort to modernize and simplify the procurement process within county agencies.
  • Advised and represented county agencies in the areas of employment, labor, and civil rights law.

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34. Civil Division

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35. Drug Cases

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Here's how Drug Cases is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Assigned to specialized Tri-County Metro Narcotics Squad which included handling drug cases from warrant request to trial or plea.
  • Prepared and tried DUI and misdemeanor drug cases.
  • Handled vertical prosecution of felony drug cases - from assisting investigation lawenforcement personnel to final disposition.

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36. DWI

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38. Juvenile Cases

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Here's how Juvenile Cases is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Served as Lead Prosecutor for juvenile cases.

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39. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Provided training to police officers, social workers, and health providers regarding federal Indian law and criminal and civil investigations.
  • Prepared and coordinated police officers, investigators, social workers, analysts, expert and lay witnesses for trial.

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40. DUI

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41. County Commission

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Here's how County Commission is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Reviewed, drafted, and assisted in negotiating contracts on behalf of county commissioners.
  • Advised the County Commission on issues affecting the County.

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42. Parental Rights

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Here's how Parental Rights is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted petitions and conducted hearings involving termination of parental rights.
  • Handled juvenile delinquency, termination of parental rights, and abuse and neglect cases.
  • Investigated and Prosecuted cases for neglect and abuse and termination of parental rights.

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43. Administrative Hearings

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Here's how Administrative Hearings is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted numerous complex felony- level court-martial trials and complex administrative hearings.

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44. Trial Advocacy

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Here's how Trial Advocacy is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Graduate of selective Prosecutor Trial Advocacy School.

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45. Adult Trial

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Here's how Adult Trial is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Litigated Jury and bench trials in the Adult Trial Section and Juvenile Trial Unit.

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46. Child Support Obligations

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Here's how Child Support Obligations is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted cases on behalf of 4-E clients to establish paternity and enforce child support obligations.
  • Prosecute violations of Court-ordered child support obligations through various forms of civil actions.

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47. State Agencies

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Here's how State Agencies is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Maintain relationships with Federal and State agencies regarding legislation, interdepartmental relations, agreements, and grant activities.

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48. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Coordinated evidence gathering between government agencies to secure convictions.
  • Advised law enforcement and other government agencies on questions of law and procedure.
  • Represent the County of Summit in Court and before government agencies.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies.

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49. Employment Laws

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50. Bond Hearings

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Here's how Bond Hearings is used in Assistant Prosecuting Attorney jobs:
  • Prepare and argue motions to suppress, bond hearings, pre-trial conferences and various other motions.

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20 Most Common Skills For An Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Jury Instructions

23.3%

Criminal Investigations

13.3%

Law Enforcement

7.6%

Child Support Orders

6.4%

Legal Documents

5.8%

Family Law

5.5%

Counsel

4.1%

Crime Victims

3.7%

Trial Preparation

3.6%

Preliminary Hearings

3.1%

Federal Courts

2.9%

Appellate Briefs

2.9%

Child Abuse

2.9%

Grand Jury

2.8%

Pre-Trial Motions

2.7%

Domestic Violence

1.9%

Police Department

1.9%

Civil Litigation

1.9%

Preliminary Exams

1.8%

Court Hearings

1.7%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Rank Skill
1 Jury Instructions 19.4%
2 Criminal Investigations 11.1%
3 Law Enforcement 6.3%
4 Child Support Orders 5.3%
5 Legal Documents 4.8%
6 Family Law 4.6%
7 Counsel 3.4%
8 Crime Victims 3.1%
9 Trial Preparation 3.0%
10 Preliminary Hearings 2.6%
11 Federal Courts 2.5%
12 Appellate Briefs 2.5%
13 Child Abuse 2.5%
14 Grand Jury 2.3%
15 Pre-Trial Motions 2.3%
16 Domestic Violence 1.6%
17 Police Department 1.6%
18 Civil Litigation 1.6%
19 Preliminary Exams 1.5%
20 Court Hearings 1.4%
21 Arrest Warrants 1.4%
22 Juvenile Offenders 1.3%
23 Insurance Defense 1.0%
24 Plea Agreements 1.0%
25 Police Reports 0.8%
26 Oral Arguments 0.8%
27 Legal Advice 0.8%
28 Criminal Charges 0.8%
29 County Departments 0.7%
30 Juvenile Division 0.6%
31 Criminal Division 0.6%
32 Legal Opinions 0.6%
33 County Agencies 0.6%
34 Civil Division 0.4%
35 Drug Cases 0.4%
36 DWI 0.4%
37 Legal Advisor 0.4%
38 Juvenile Cases 0.4%
39 Social Workers 0.4%
40 DUI 0.4%
41 County Commission 0.3%
42 Parental Rights 0.3%
43 Administrative Hearings 0.3%
44 Trial Advocacy 0.3%
45 Adult Trial 0.3%
46 Child Support Obligations 0.3%
47 State Agencies 0.3%
48 Government Agencies 0.3%
49 Employment Laws 0.3%
50 Bond Hearings 0.3%
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