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Top 50 Assistant Prosecutor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Assistant Prosecutor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Assistant Prosecutor resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.8% of Assistant Prosecutor resumes contained Jury Instructions as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Assistant Prosecutor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for an Assistant Prosecutor:

1. Jury Instructions

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Here's how Jury Instructions is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Proposed and composed jury instructions.

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2. Pre-Trial Motions

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Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Handled numerous pre-trial motions and evidentiary hearings.

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3. Preliminary Hearings

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Here's how Preliminary Hearings is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Conducted preliminary hearings, suppression of evidence hearings, and pretrials effectively and expeditiously.
  • Handled all aspects of criminal litigation including depositions, preliminary hearings, bench trials, jury trials and appeals.
  • Conducted preliminary hearings, motions and arraignments in felony cases.

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4. Family Law

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5. Criminal Investigations

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Here's how Criminal Investigations is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Perform community speaking engagements about criminal investigations and prosecution, community policing and victim outreach.

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6. Grand Jury Presentations

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  • Planned and delivered compelling grand jury presentations.
  • Tried over fifty cases including narcotics, assault and theft Grand Jury - Weekly Grand Jury presentations involving felony crimes.

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7. Appellate Briefs

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Here's how Appellate Briefs is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Submitted and responded to appellate briefs and argued cases before the First District Court of Appeals.
  • Conducted research and drafted Appellate Briefs and legal briefs in response to defense motions.
  • Drafted appellate briefs, conducted adult bench trials and bail hearings.
  • Research, write and argue Appellate Briefs before the Appellate Division.
  • File appellate briefs related to the above cases as necessary.
  • Drafted appellate briefs and argued the related motions.

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8. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Supervised detectives and coordinated local law enforcement personnel to oversee investigations, production of witness statements, and handling of evidence.
  • Coordinated investigations among Attorney General's office, Colombian national police, and foreign law enforcement agencies.
  • Worked closely with various law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute crime using a police-prosecutor concept.
  • Directed law enforcement in the investigation of felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • Trained law enforcement officers and volunteer victim advocates.10.
  • Advised law enforcement and reviewed warrant applications.
  • Coordinated with law enforcement on trial preparation.
  • Advised law enforcement on a case-by-case basis of the legal grounds for seizure of money, vehicles, and/or property.
  • Conducted joint investigations with local law enforcement agencies, Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Attorney's Office.
  • Examined and issued decisions on Use of Force incidents committed by law enforcement officers in the city of Cleveland.
  • Prepare both civilian and law enforcement witnesses for testimony in trials, motions and Grand Jury proceedings.
  • Maintained communication with opposing attorneys, law enforcement, victims, and witnesses.
  • Scheduled and subpoenaed victims, witnesses and law enforcement for grand jury hearings.
  • Served as Chief Law Enforcement Officer in charge of Narcotics Unit.
  • Instructed the law enforcement community on policy and procedures.
  • Provide training and oversight to law enforcement personnel in criminal procedure development.
  • Created processes and workflow analysis for Special Crimes bureau; trained and supervised bureau personnel and law enforcement agency personnel.

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10. Plea Agreements

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Here's how Plea Agreements is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Conducted felony and misdemeanor jury and bench trials, preliminary examinations, and negotiated hundreds of mutual victim/defendant plea agreements.
  • Negotiated dozens of criminal plea agreements.
  • Filed timely motions, proposed judicial decrees and negotiated plea agreements.

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11. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Instituted and carried out legal proceedings which included - seeking indictments, trial preparation, and litigation.
  • Assisted in all areas of trial preparation.

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12. Domestic Violence

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Developed a database of prevailing case law faced by prosecutors such as DUI, traffic, drug, domestic violence cases.
  • Experience in the Special Investigations Unit, Trial Section, Special Victim's Unit, PIC/Grand Jury and Domestic Violence Section.
  • Litigated felony cases involving weapons, narcotics, kidnapping, identity theft, aggravated assault, domestic violence and attempted murder.
  • Analyzed criminal cases to determine the appropriate assignment of charges for domestic violence, juvenile, and trial team units.
  • Interview witnesses and issue Complaints on behalf of the State of New Jersey * Prosecute Juveniles and Domestic Violence Complaints
  • Managed and supervised the administrative clerk and the designated sheriff deputy for the county's domestic violence unit.
  • Prosecuted juvenile offender, traffic, and domestic violence cases.
  • Selected to be a Domestic Violence Team Specialist.
  • Evaluated, negotiated and tried cases with special emphasis on domestic violence and DUIs.
  • Lead prosecutor on pre-trial hearings and trials in the Domestic Violence Unit.

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13. Federal Courts

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14. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Created discovery packages for Defense Counsel and compiled all investigative reports from local agencies.
  • Obtained jury verdict convicting defendant of felony driving while intoxicated as lead counsel.
  • Negotiated plea agreements with opposing counsel.
  • Lead counsel in commercial transactions, employment, government contract, tax collections and public safety litigation.
  • Drafted charges for over 100 summary criminal proceedings and prosecuted five jury trials as Prosecution Counsel.
  • Coordinate with the court, opposing counsel, and the client agency on issues and developments.
  • Lead counsel in jury and non-jury trials that included the presentation of testimony and of experts.
  • Tried over 500 bench and jury trials, Lead Counsel in 7,500 criminal cases annually.
  • Utilize discretion and case knowledge in negotiating plea agreements with opposing counsel.
  • Communicate with witnesses, defense counsel, police personnel and investigative staff.
  • Negotiated plea bargains with defense counsel on behalf of the state.
  • Served as principal appellate counsel with 100% win rate.
  • Excelled at negotiating favorable plea deals with opposing counsel.
  • Represented victims and counseled juvenile victims and their families.
  • Handle plea agreements and negotiate with defense counsel.
  • Counseled victims through trial process.
  • Represented the Department of Youth Services in multi-plaintiff class action litigation involving private counsel and the Department of Justice.
  • Worked daily with law enforcement, fellow counsel, victims, witnesses, and family members to gather information and evidence.

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15. Child Abuse

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Here's how Child Abuse is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Implemented the immediate notification to and response by law enforcement on child abuse cases.
  • Prosecuted domestic violence and child abuse cases.

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16. Fraud Investigations

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17. Court Hearings

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18. Independent Judgment

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Here's how Independent Judgment is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Conducted extensive legal research using independent judgment and drafted several briefs on criminal and constitutional law for court submission.

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19. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Represented various county officials and departments in matters of civil litigation.
  • Represented various County and Township officials in civil litigation.
  • Assisted with all phases of discovery in civil litigation.
  • Prepared jury instructions and wrote motions and memoranda for three capital murder trials, workers compensation cases and general civil litigation.

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20. Oral Arguments

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Here's how Oral Arguments is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Researched legal issues and successfully argued those issues through pleadings and oral arguments in front of District and Circuit Court Judges.
  • Prepared appellate briefs and participated in oral arguments before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division and the
  • Drafted motions and pleadings and made oral arguments before the Court on behalf of the Agency.
  • Appeared before the Appellate Division for Oral Arguments and the Excessive Sentencing calendar.

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21. Child Support Orders

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Here's how Child Support Orders is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Represented the Seneca County Child Support Enforcement Agency in actions to establish paternity and child support orders.
  • Establish and enforce paternity and child support orders.

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22. Arrest Warrants

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23. Police Department

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Here's how Police Department is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Assigned as an on call prosecutor to address questions from police departments and handle search warrants and communication data warrants
  • Liaised between the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, County Police Departments and Chief's Office.
  • Provided legal training to police department.
  • Advised Yakama Nation Police Department and individual officers.

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25. Insurance Defense

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26. Adult Trial

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Here's how Adult Trial is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Conducted jury and bench trials in the Adult Trial Court, Juvenile Court, and Special Remand Court.
  • Assigned to Adult Trial Unit Experienced trial attorney with over 100 jury trials to verdict through 2015.
  • Fostered cooperation and support to Adult Trial Teams and Supervisor.

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27. Oversaw

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28. Criminal Charges

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Here's how Criminal Charges is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Reviewed incoming juvenile criminal charges and determined informal or formal disposition.
  • Reviewed and filed criminal charges - both misdemeanors and felonies.

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31. Conviction Rate

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Here's how Conviction Rate is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Led Department in DWI and Drug Interdiction arrests with 90% conviction rate.
  • Lead prosecutor in misdemeanor and felony jury trials- 92% conviction rate.
  • Helped the District Attorney's Office achieve a 90% conviction rate in Intellectual Property violation cases.

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32. Municipal Court

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Here's how Municipal Court is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Prepared and managed daily criminal docket of up to one-hundred cases in the Franklin County Municipal Court.
  • Participated in strategic planning for the Cleveland Municipal Court's Community Court.

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33. Juvenile Offenders

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34. Police Reports

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Here's how Police Reports is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Reviewed file of each cane, including police reports, previous convictions, and motion from defense attorney.
  • Reviewed all Community police reports for charging.

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35. Preliminary Examination

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Here's how Preliminary Examination is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Conducted several preliminary examinations in District Court.
  • Conducted preliminary examinations and jury trials; argued motions, wrote warrants and briefs.
  • Conducted preliminary examinations, motion hearings, and trials in 55th District Court.

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36. Post-Conviction Relief

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Here's how Post-Conviction Relief is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Reviewed written pleadings, correspondence, motions, and the State's response to motions for post-conviction relief.

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37. Financial Crimes

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38. Grand Jury

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Here's how Grand Jury is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Participated in weekly grand jury proceedings.
  • Handled all matters of prosecutions including but not limited to investigations, witness contact, grand jury and trials.
  • Conducted grand jury proceedings, briefed and argued motions, formulated trial strategies, conducted jury trials.
  • Function includes: Presiding over Grand Jury presentation in the representation of criminal cases for indictment.
  • Presented cases for indictment to the panel as part of the Grand Jury Unit.
  • Presented and indicted felony matters at the Grand Jury.
  • Prepared and presented indictments to the grand jury.
  • Conducted hundreds of Grand Jury presentments.
  • Prosecuted criminal cases from Grand Jury to Trial through Appeals Represented the State in civil forfeiture proceedings
  • Screen criminal cases preindictment, perform grand jury investigations and presentments and handle cases postindictment.

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39. Criminal Proceedings

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40. Megan

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Here's how Megan is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Program Administered Megan's Law tier classifications for released offenders

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41. Identity Theft

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42. City Ordinances

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Here's how City Ordinances is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor crimes and city ordinances.

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43. Municipal Appeals

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44. Present Cases

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Here's how Present Cases is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Present cases to the Grand Jury and draft indictments and accusations.
  • Present cases to the Grand Jury.

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45. Adult Court

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Here's how Adult Court is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Engaged in motion practice, including motions to suppress and motions to waive juveniles to adult court.

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46. Caseload

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Here's how Caseload is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Direct, manage and prosecute Homicide caseload from initiation of investigation to resolution of case.
  • Litigated misdemeanors, traffic and civil drug forfeitures with high volume litigation caseload.
  • Managed a high-volume caseload relating to every type of misdemeanor offense
  • Handled majority of criminal and civil caseloads as assigned.
  • Handled full caseload for municipal Court Room 2 encompassing all phases of criminal cases from arraignment through trial and/or appeals.
  • Managed caseload of over 65 files from post-indictment arraignment through plea negotiations, motions, jury trial and sentencing.
  • Litigated misdemeanors, traffic and city code violations with high volume caseload.
  • Managed caseloads in excess of 1000 files per week.
  • Manage a caseload of pre- and post- indictment matters, including including financial fraud, firearms and violent felonies.

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47. Crime Victims

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48. Juvenile Division

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Here's how Juvenile Division is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Served as Assistant County Prosecutor in the Juvenile Division.
  • Prosecuted felony cases in the Juvenile Division.

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49. Expert Witnesses

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Here's how Expert Witnesses is used in Assistant Prosecutor jobs:
  • Interviewed and prepared witnesses, including expert witnesses, and victims for motions and trials.
  • Interviewed and prepared lay and expert witnesses for trial testimony.

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50. High Profile Cases

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20 Most Common Skills For An Assistant Prosecutor

Jury Instructions

22.1%

Pre-Trial Motions

10.8%

Preliminary Hearings

8.5%

Family Law

7.2%

Criminal Investigations

6.8%

Grand Jury Presentations

5.7%

Appellate Briefs

5.1%

Law Enforcement

4.4%

Legal Documents

3.9%

Plea Agreements

3.6%

Trial Preparation

3.0%

Domestic Violence

3.0%

Federal Courts

2.8%

Counsel

2.8%

Child Abuse

2.4%

Fraud Investigations

2.1%

Court Hearings

1.7%

Independent Judgment

1.6%

Civil Litigation

1.3%

Oral Arguments

1.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Assistant Prosecutor

Rank Skill
1 Jury Instructions 18.8%
2 Pre-Trial Motions 9.2%
3 Preliminary Hearings 7.2%
4 Family Law 6.1%
5 Criminal Investigations 5.8%
6 Grand Jury Presentations 4.9%
7 Appellate Briefs 4.3%
8 Law Enforcement 3.8%
9 Legal Documents 3.3%
10 Plea Agreements 3.1%
11 Trial Preparation 2.6%
12 Domestic Violence 2.6%
13 Federal Courts 2.4%
14 Counsel 2.4%
15 Child Abuse 2.0%
16 Fraud Investigations 1.8%
17 Court Hearings 1.4%
18 Independent Judgment 1.3%
19 Civil Litigation 1.1%
20 Oral Arguments 1.1%
21 Child Support Orders 1.0%
22 Arrest Warrants 1.0%
23 Police Department 0.9%
24 Legal Advice 0.9%
25 Insurance Defense 0.8%
26 Adult Trial 0.6%
27 Oversaw 0.6%
28 Criminal Charges 0.6%
29 Legal Advisor 0.5%
30 Legal Opinions 0.5%
31 Conviction Rate 0.5%
32 Municipal Court 0.5%
33 Juvenile Offenders 0.5%
34 Police Reports 0.5%
35 Preliminary Examination 0.5%
36 Post-Conviction Relief 0.4%
37 Financial Crimes 0.4%
38 Grand Jury 0.4%
39 Criminal Proceedings 0.4%
40 Megan 0.3%
41 Identity Theft 0.3%
42 City Ordinances 0.3%
43 Municipal Appeals 0.3%
44 Present Cases 0.3%
45 Adult Court 0.3%
46 Caseload 0.3%
47 Crime Victims 0.3%
48 Juvenile Division 0.3%
49 Expert Witnesses 0.3%
50 High Profile Cases 0.3%
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