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Top 47 Assistant State Attorney Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Assistant State Attorney. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Assistant State Attorney resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.6% of Assistant State Attorney resumes contained Criminal Investigations as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Assistant State Attorney actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Criminal Investigations

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Here's how Criminal Investigations is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Investigated complex fact patterns by interviewing victims, witnesses and police officers in criminal investigations.
  • Participated in over 1000 hours of actual criminal investigations involving felonies and misdemeanor crimes.
  • Managed all phases of criminal investigations including grand jury subpoenas and witness testimony.
  • Recommended the use of consensual overhears in ongoing criminal investigations.
  • Coordinated criminal investigations and negotiated plea agreements.
  • Worked with police detectives and expert witnesses, conducted interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects involved in criminal investigations.
  • Supervised and managed criminal investigations, evidence collection, depositions, individual caseevaluations, and trials.
  • Directed law enforcement officers in complex criminal investigations, including suspect interrogations and witness interviews.
  • Collaborate with and advise FBI counterterrorism squad on intelligence and criminal investigations.
  • Advise and assist federal agencies in on-going criminal investigations.
  • Coordinate criminal investigations with law enforcements agents.
  • Serve as primary legal advisor to U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division and Military Police.

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2. Misdemeanor Cases

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Here's how Misdemeanor Cases is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted complex criminal felony and misdemeanor cases and tried numerous jury and non-jury trials.
  • Analyzed and reviewed domestic violence misdemeanor cases.
  • Administered all prosecution of misdemeanor cases.
  • Represented state interests in misdemeanor cases including DUI, illegal possession of firearms, domestic battery, and retail theft.
  • Gained an impressive track record prosecuting various misdemeanor cases, while obtaining strong research and litigation skills.
  • Represented the State in arguing serious traffic, drug, and other misdemeanor cases in court.
  • Managed approximately 250 active criminal misdemeanor cases, negotiated plea bargains and tried jury trials.
  • Assigned first to the District Court Division in Maryland District Court to prosecute misdemeanor cases.
  • Prosecuted criminal misdemeanor cases that included bench and jury trials in an assigned courtroom.
  • Screened police reports in misdemeanor cases to determine whether charges should be filed.
  • Completed work-ups for misdemeanor cases prosecuted in Division 61.
  • Litigated hundreds of misdemeanor cases in County Court.
  • Prosecute misdemeanor cases in Miami-Dade County Court.
  • Argued bench trials for five misdemeanor cases.
  • Tried felonies and misdemeanor cases.
  • Handled Felony and Misdemeanor cases.
  • Intern Researched statutes and case law in an effort to successfully adjudicate misdemeanor cases.
  • Prosecuted felony, juvenile, and misdemeanor cases in Duval and Clay Counties.
  • Prosecuted traffic and misdemeanor cases Tried cases before judges and juries
  • Prosecute traffic and misdemeanor cases Participate in forensic interviews of minor sexual abuse victims Orders of Protection hearings Bench trials

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3. Criminal Jury Trials

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Here's how Criminal Jury Trials is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Acted as lead counsel in 24 bench trials, five criminal jury trials and over 50 contested motion hearings.
  • Prosecuted forty-two criminal jury trials, twelve bench trials and numerous criminal appeals.
  • Represent the State of Florida during criminal jury trials and pretrial hearings.
  • Conducted over 30 criminal jury trials and hundreds of bench trials.
  • Participated as first or second-chair in 35 criminal jury trials.
  • Conducted over 50 criminal jury trials.
  • Represented the state of Florida in six criminal jury trials in Hendry and Glades county.
  • Prosecuted over 60 Criminal Jury Trials Handled multiple cases with complex injuries and Expert Witnesses Received 5 promotions Supervised 9 attorneys

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5. Family Law

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  • Negotiated with Family Law attorneys to obtain financial settlements for clients.

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6. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Instructed and advised law enforcement and criminal investigators, which resulted in fewer investigative errors and increased conviction rates.
  • Directed and managed federal law enforcement agents in complex investigations, financial analyses, and evidence preservation.
  • Worked collaboratively with local law enforcement agencies and advised officers and community members on procedural matters.
  • Provided direction and guidance to Federal law enforcement regarding investigations and complaints.
  • Maintained a positive working relationship with various law enforcement agencies.
  • Advised law enforcement in investigations regarding warrants and subpoenas.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement to investigate crimes.
  • Worked closely with law enforcement to complete the investigation of cases and prepare the officers to testify expertly.
  • Schedule PSC and CT-Stop It meetings and training programs for federal, state and local law enforcement.
  • Requested by law enforcement agencies to instruct at academies, seminars and conferences on criminal law.
  • Train and work with local law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of federal firearms violations.
  • Interacted with and provided advice to a variety of federal and state law enforcement agencies
  • Interview law enforcement officers, victims, and witnesses to prepare for upcoming cases.
  • Liaised with federal and local law enforcement agencies on joint task force investigations.
  • Prepared and interviewed law enforcement officials and civilians as witnesses for trial.
  • Prepare witnesses, victims and law enforcement for trial.
  • Served as a liaison with law enforcement agencies.
  • Deposed and interviewed experts, law enforcement and lay witnesses using effective communication skills orally, telephonically, and in writing.
  • Interviewed victims, witnesses and law enforcement officers, attended pre-trial conferences and conducted plea negotiations.
  • Obtain needed information from files, law enforcement agencies or other sources.

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7. Crime Victims

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Here's how Crime Victims is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Ensured that rights of crime victims were represented, and prepared victims and witnesses for the trial process.
  • Conducted witness conferences and communicated regularly with crime victims, police witnesses and expert witnesses.
  • Interview crime victims, witnesses, and police officers to formulate plea offers to defendants!
  • Communicate with crime victims and keep them advised of case status.
  • Counseled crime victims; presented law enforcement training seminars.
  • Interviewed hundreds of witnesses and crime victims.

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8. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Interacted with law enforcement officers to obtain supplemental information to facilitate the charging decision, plea offers and trial preparation.
  • Assisted attorneys in trial preparation and case management, including communicating with law enforcement and victim advocates.
  • Initiated charging of domestic violence cases and conducted detailed victim interviews that assisted attorneys with trial preparation.
  • Supervised law enforcement personnel, paralegals, and secretaries during trial preparation.
  • Coordinated with police and governmental agencies for trial preparation.
  • Assisted supervising attorneys with trial preparation.
  • Worked with prosecutors with criminal trial preparation including witness location, interviews and coordination through the disposition of the case.
  • Assisted state prosecutor with data mining depositions, videos, and other documents for trial preparation in the homicide division.
  • Assisted in multiple phases of prosecution including case assessment, interviewing of witnesses, jury selection, and trial preparation.
  • Managed trial preparations, researched jury pools and organized depositions, files, and trial documents.
  • Supervised and trained junior attorneys and interns in the area of trial preparation and strategies.
  • Investigated cases; conducted legal research and participated in all phases of trial preparation.
  • Provided legal research support to Part A prosecutors and assisted with trial preparation.
  • Worked closely with child witnesses and victims, while assisting in trial preparation.
  • Assisted senior attorneys with trial preparation involving serious violent crime.
  • Participated in trial preparation and trial strategies.
  • Assist assigned AUSA with trial preparation.
  • Contacted victims for trial preparation.
  • Assisted with every aspect of the pre-trial process including motion practice, discovery, depositions, investigations and trial preparation.
  • Drafted memoranda, helped prepare witnesses, aided in trial preparation and observed and reported on numerous ongoing matters.

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9. Pre-Trial Motions

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Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Litigated legal and constitutional pre-trial motions.
  • Prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases involving juvenile offenders from the preliminary hearing, through pre-trial motions, trial, and sentencing.
  • Argued hundreds of pre-trial motions and litigated hundreds of bench trials and motions.
  • Researched and authored legal motions, pre-trial motions, legal memorandums and briefs.
  • Prepared pre-trial motions, conducted grand jury presentations, and led trial preparations.
  • Researched and reviewed case law in preparation for pre-trial motions and/or trials.
  • Have argued issues at pre-trial motions, suppression and extradition hearings.
  • Managed discovery, trial preparation, plea negotiations and pre-trial motions.
  • Researched, wrote, and argued pre-trial motions.
  • Prepared and argued over 50 pre-trial motions.
  • Drafted and argued pre-trial motions.
  • Attend pre-trial hearings; submit and respond to pre-trial motions to substantiate prosecution charges.

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10. Child Support

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Here's how Child Support is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Conduct discovery and calculate child support pursuant to Florida guidelines.
  • Negotiated child support amount in a highly emotional environment.
  • Worked in legal department with supervisor to garnish wages from the incarcerated that owed restitution, alimony, and child support.
  • Enforced court orders for child support by conducting various hearings and motions, including Petitions for Rules to Show Cause.
  • Prosecuted parents for failing to pay child support; conducted bench trials and negotiated and enforced child support payments.
  • Pursued sanctions for failure to pay child support, including incarceration, electronic home monitoring, and wage garnishment.
  • Managed up to thirty child support cases daily, evaluating income, liabilities, and expenditures data.
  • Manage a caseload of 2,500+ cases involving establishment of paternity and establishment and enforcement of child support.
  • Provided legal assistance to custodial parents in their efforts to obtain child support payments.
  • Reviewed child support cases and verified the paternity and the location of non-custodial parents.
  • Prosecuted child support cases in Family Court in multiple counties across the state.
  • Represented the State of Tennessee in child support prosecutions and related administrative hearings.
  • Tried several matters involving child support and juvenile delinquency issues.
  • Drafted various legal pleadings involving complex child support issues.
  • Prosecuted paternity and child support cases.
  • Initiated parentage, child support, and medical insurance orders for the Illinois Department of Public Aid in court proceedings.
  • Handle confidential matters daily, related to Child Support division of the State's Attorney's Office.
  • Obtained a judgment of [ ] against an employer for failure to withhold child support payments.
  • Labor & Employment Unit Child Support Enforcement Division

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11. Grand Jury

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Here's how Grand Jury is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Presented evidence for purposes of preliminary hearings and grand jury indictments.
  • Conducted Grand Jury investigations into complex criminal organizations.
  • Presented numerous grand jury indictments.
  • Provided testimony before the 2013 Miami-Dade Grand Jury convened to study the crisis of human trafficking of minor children in Florida.
  • Conducted numerous grand jury investigations to locate and recover assets from drug dealers and gang members.
  • Promoted to the Grand Jury Division, where duties consisted of investigating and arraigning felony cases.
  • Appear before a Federal Grand Jury on cases involving immigration, fraud, and theft.
  • Indicted hundreds of cases before the Grand Jury and helped draft numerous search warrants.
  • Present cases to Grand Jury, conduct hearings and try cases.
  • Led felony grand jury investigations in over 100 cases.
  • Draft indictments and present cases before a Grand Jury.
  • Conduct complex grand jury investigations and jury trials.
  • Conducted extensive grand jury and motions practice.
  • Led grand jury and law enforcement investigations.
  • Presented cases before the grand jury.
  • Appeared before the grand jury.
  • Conducted and timely indicted numerous grand jury investigations involving homicides committed in the District of Columbia.
  • Managed speedy trial demands; evidence; Grand Jury hearings; motions to suppress, motions in limine, etc.
  • Conducted and timely indicted numerous grand jury investigations in cases involving serious violent crimes, such as armed robberies.
  • Conducted and timely indicted grand jury investigations in cases involving domestic violence P A G E |2 offenses.

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12. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared and argued briefs before the local and federal courts in the District of Columbia.
  • Argued appellate issues before both the 8th and the 9th Circuit Federal Courts of Appeals.
  • Filed appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Served as advisor and consultant to multiple law enforcement agencies both local and statewide, at in state and federal courts.

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13. Plea Agreements

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Here's how Plea Agreements is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated plea agreements with private attorneys and public defenders.
  • Negotiated plea agreements with opposing council.
  • Negotiated plea agreements daily with opposing counsel to resolve cases in the best interest of victims and the State of Florida.
  • Appeared before the court for the purposes of arraignment, motions, plea agreements and trying cases.
  • Negotiated plea agreements with opposing counsel for the successful resolution of criminal cases in Division 61.
  • Analyze plea negotiations concerning immigrant status and advise court accordingly; Prepare written plea agreements.
  • Prepare charging documents, discovery, motions and responses, plea agreements, and warrants.
  • Negotiate plea agreements on a daily basis with adversaries in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Negotiated favorable plea agreements on behalf of the U.S. government in hundreds of cases.
  • Drafted plea agreements, observed court proceedings, conducted research and drafted memos for attorneys
  • Participate in jury selection and trials; Attend hearings; Enter plea agreements.
  • Negotiated resolutions to hundreds of cases; drafted plea agreements.
  • Negotiated plea agreements on behalf of the State.
  • Negotiate plea agreements with defense attorneys.
  • Negotiated and drafted plea agreements.
  • Present evidence to Grand Jury, draft search warrants, negotiate plea agreements, argue evidentiary and sentencing motions.
  • Experienced with proffers, negotiations, plea agreements and witness trial and grand jury preparation.
  • Drafted all relevant indictments, plea agreements, correspondence, and legal memoranda.
  • Handled jury trial, sentencings, and plea agreements.
  • Draft legal memoranda, motions and plea agreements.

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14. Domestic Violence

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Participated in public outreach programs to inform and educate the public regarding domestic violence prevention.
  • Participated in the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Sub-Committee for Violations of Probation.
  • Participated in numerous public speaking engagements on domestic violence issues.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor domestic violence cases.
  • Assisted in securing more than $900,000 in federal, state and private grant money to support domestic violence outreach initiatives.
  • Served as a specialty unit prosecutor screening, filing, and trying domestic violence cases in the Circuit Court.
  • Served as Chairperson and member of various Domestic Violence Committees throughout Cook County and the State of Illinois.
  • Published an article in the Florida Bar Journal regarding the prosecution of Domestic Violence cases, cited below.
  • Assigned to the Special Victims Unit, prosecuting sex crimes, crimes against children and domestic violence.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor and felony child abuse, sex offense, domestic violence, and elder abuse cases.
  • Represented the States Attorney's Office at domestic violence programs and made presentations to counselor training class.
  • Conducted training sessions for police officers on the dynamics of domestic violence and orders of protections.
  • Supervised Assistant State's Attorneys assigned to domestic violence cases;prosecuted felony domestic violence cases.
  • Attended various seminars on Domestic Violence, Driving under the Influence and Florida case law.
  • Handled cases in the domestic violence, misdemeanor, general felony, and homicide divisions.
  • Established and developed the Domestic Violence division of the State's Attorney's Office.
  • Researched, developed and wrote manual for prosecution of domestic violence cases.
  • Trained law enforcement on domestic violence issues.
  • Trained the Albanian National Police on domestic violence policy and procedures in Tirana, Albania.
  • Developed an "Adopt a Shelter" program, enabling Cook County agencies to assist and support domestic violence shelters.

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15. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Handled all aspects of case development including investigations, court hearings and depositions.
  • Shadowed other advocates to court hearings and trials.
  • Litigated 25-30 family court hearings a week.

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16. State Attorney

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Here's how State Attorney is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Attended court on a daily basis to assist victims and provide victim information to the Assistant State Attorney and the court.
  • Participated in the training of volunteers and Assistant State Attorney's as needed to ensure the understanding of victim issues.
  • Worked as a liaison between the victim of crime and the Assistant State Attorney's assigned to the division.
  • Acted as a Liaison between CASA and the State Attorney's Office for the domestic violence intervention program.
  • Reason for leaving: I accepted a position at the Office of the State Attorney.
  • Reported directly to Elected State Attorney Honorable Jerry Hill as Director of County Court.
  • Assisted with the training of newly hired Assistant State Attorneys in a lecture capacity.
  • Interned directly with State Attorney, state lawyers, and paralegal in Jackson County.
  • Trained law enforcement personnel and Assistant State Attorneys in search and seizure law.
  • Represented the Office of the State Attorney before the Florida Parole Commission.
  • Trained new Assistant State Attorneys in the misdemeanor and traffic divisions.
  • Aided Assistant State Attorneys in preparation for trial and courtroom proceedings.
  • Represented the State Attorney's office in Drug Court proceedings.
  • Served as an Assistant State Attorney in Felony Circuit Court.
  • Worked with Assistant State Attorneys on criminal trials.
  • Appointed by State Attorney Stephen B. Russell.
  • Awarded Trial Convictor of Habitual Offenders, Office of the State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit, 2009.
  • State Attorney for 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida(50-60hrs/wk) Prosecute criminal matters occurring in Hillsborough County
  • State Attorney's Facility Entry Team).
  • Litigated both misdemeanor and felony jury trials The Office of the State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida- Duval County

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17. DUI

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Here's how DUI is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecute motor vehicle, narcotics, assault, larceny, DUI and other criminal cases in state trial court.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor and felony criminal cases including assault, theft, DUI, drug possession, and child pornography.
  • Represented the State's interest in special court programs, including Mental Health Court and DUI Court.
  • Prosecuted DUI/DWAI, driving under restraint, domestic violence, and assault in U.S. Magistrate Court.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor and felony traffic offenses that included DUI, narcotics, and fleeing/eluding police.
  • Served as lead and/or assistant counsel in 15 DUI trials resulting in 11 convictions.
  • Provided training to other assistant state's attorneys on DUI topics and general trial technique
  • Prosecuted 10 jury trials including 6 DUI cases in the county misdemeanor division.
  • Tried over one hundred jury and non-jury trials from DUI to Attempted Murder.
  • Argued and won numerous motions and hearings for DUI and felony cases.
  • Prosecuted complex DUI cases involving blood draws, and other scientific evidence.
  • Experienced in DUI, Juvenile, and Domestic Violence proceedings.
  • Prosecuted DUI, misdemeanor, and child abuse cases.
  • Assigned to DUI/Major and Minor Traffic courts.
  • Tried approximately 50 DUI cases.
  • Handled over 1,000 DUI cases.
  • Created training powerpoint presentation covering DUI prosecution for new prosecutors from start to finish.
  • Prosecuted traffic and misdemeanor offenders at bench and jury trial, including DUIs.
  • Tried several jury trials including, DUIs and misdemeanors.
  • Prosecute DUIs, crimes, and traffic misdemeanors.

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18. Arrest Warrants

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Here's how Arrest Warrants is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Review and analyze evidence to determine criminal charges, specifically with regard to arrest warrants and search warrants.
  • Draft, Review and approve affidavits in support of search and arrest warrants and wiretaps warrants/authorizations.
  • Prepared and argued trial & post-conviction motions, direct files, and arrest warrants.
  • Executed hundreds of search and arrest warrants, and executed several Title III wiretaps.
  • Assisted local law enforcement in drafting and executing search and arrest warrants.
  • Make arrest on probable cause and with and without arrest warrants.
  • Authored search and arrest warrants to be executed by police.
  • Review search warrants and arrest warrants for probable cause.
  • Drafted search warrants, arrest warrants, pre-trial, post-trial and sentencing briefs and argued motions in court.
  • Assisted in prosecutorial review of murder and sex-assault arrest warrants.

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Here's how Police Department is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Handled forfeiture proceedings relating to property seized by various police departments.
  • Created a Traffic Fatalities Trial Guide distributed to all Palm Beach County Police Departments for use by officers prosecuting traffic fatalities.
  • Instructed Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland State Police and other agencies in criminal law.
  • Developed training for the Baltimore City Police Department in witness and defendant interviews.
  • Acted as liaison between Police Department and State's Attorney's Office.
  • Coordinated with Miami Dade Police Department in an effort to investigate and prosecute violent, unsolved cold cases.
  • Provided legal research, drafted memoranda of law, and provided legal guidance and advice to the Brevard County Police Department.

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20. Appellate Briefs

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Here's how Appellate Briefs is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Managed all phases of complex civil environmental litigation from discovery through appellate briefs involving land, air, and water pollution.
  • Performed legal research and writing, memorandums of law, motion practice, appellate briefs, and legal continuing education.
  • Prepared and argued various appellate briefs addressing various criminal law issues before the Illinois Appellate Court, First District.
  • Conduct legal research; Write pleadings; Engage in pretrial mediation; Prepare for trial; Write appellate briefs.
  • Researched, wrote and filed 15 appellate briefs; also argued several cases before the Illinois Appellate Courts.
  • Authored and filed over twenty-five (25) appellate briefs in the First District AppellateCourt of Illinois.
  • Practiced exceptional writing skills through litigation and drafting legal motions, appellate briefs, and legal memorandums.
  • Drafted two successful appellate briefs before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Drafted numerous appellate briefs and appeared before the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
  • Drafted two appellate briefs before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
  • Researched case law and statutes, and drafted in excess of 30 appellate briefs.
  • Drafted appellate briefs for the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Drafted appellate briefs and argued same before Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Drafted various motions, as well as, successful appellate briefs.
  • Prepared numerous appellate briefs and argued before the Illinois Appellate Court
  • Prepared appellate briefs in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.
  • Researched and wrote over 30 appellate briefs.
  • Conduct peer review of appellate briefs.
  • Authored and argued appellate briefs.
  • Drafted twelve appellate briefs/motions for summary affirmance.

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21. Child Abuse

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Here's how Child Abuse is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted child abuse/neglect and delinquency petitions in the Juvenile Justice Bureau of Cook County.
  • Promoted to Special Prosecutions Division as one of four members of a team overseeing felony and capital child abuse cases.
  • Prosecuted high profile cases including child homicides, attempted murder charges involving domestic violence and felony child abuse charges.
  • Worked closely with children to prepare them to testify in homicide cases and child abuse cases.
  • Conducted and applied legal research on child abuse, neglect or dependency to real-life situations.
  • Prosecuted over 1,000 domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse cases annually.
  • Specialized in the prosecution of child abuse crimes and sexual assault crimes.
  • Investigate the claim and decide steps to ensure child abuse prevention.
  • Prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases.
  • Organized and implemented multi-disciplinary rapid response team for the investigation, prevention and prosecution of spousal and child abuse.
  • Helped facilitate use of multi-disciplinary team approach to investigation of child abuse cases.
  • Prosecuted child abuse, neglect and delinquency cases Handled domestic battery matters and assisted victims with petitions for Orders of Protection
  • Prosecuted child abuse, neglect and delinquency cases Handled domestic battery and Orders of Protection
  • Responded to "after hours" calls from Baltimore City Child Abuse detectives.

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Here's how Oral Arguments is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Lead counsel in 20 Ninth Circuit appeals, conducting oral arguments four times, prevailing in all.
  • Conducted oral arguments regarding bond, recommended sentences, and motions for approximately 200 hundred cases.
  • Prepared oral arguments and presented evidence to be offered at all stages of the trial process.
  • Researched and evaluated applicable case law for drafting of motions and preparation for oral arguments.
  • Present evidence, both physical and testimony, and make oral arguments at motion hearings.
  • Drafted motions, briefs, pleadings, and presented oral arguments at Hearings and Trial.
  • Prepared two successful briefs and presented oral arguments in the Third District Court of Appeals.
  • Engage in significant pretrial motion practice including drafting, research and oral arguments.
  • Present oral arguments and evidence in hearings before the State of Maryland.
  • Completed and prevailed in oral arguments at the circuit appellate level.
  • Presented oral arguments before the Illinois Appellate Court.
  • presented oral arguments in Administrative and Family Courts, arbitrated child support orders, often in cases with Spanish-only speakers)

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23. Expert Witnesses

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Here's how Expert Witnesses is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Deposed and examined expert witnesses, clinical professionals, law enforcement and juvenile probation officers.
  • Directed and cross-examined expert witnesses in medicine, psychiatry, and forensic toxicology.
  • Defended and conducted depositions in felony cases including depositions of expert witnesses.
  • Directed expert witnesses on firearms, drugs, use of force, sexual assault, DNA, and fingerprints.
  • Examine and cross-examine expert witnesses related to forensic pathology, DNA, firearms, latent prints and narcotics evidence.
  • Interview and prepare law enforcement officers, lay, and expert witnesses for hearings and attendance at trials.
  • Prepared law enforcement officers, civilian witnesses, victims, and expert witnesses for depositions and trials.
  • Prepare and coordinate police officers, investigators, analysts, expert witnesses and lay witnesses for trial.
  • Prepared cases for trial, including depositions of civilian, law enforcement, and expert witnesses.
  • Prepared civilian witnesses, police officers, laboratory personnel and expert witnesses to testify in trial.
  • Interviewed and prepared several witnesses, including expert witnesses, for trials and hearings.
  • Maintained compassionate contact with victims and coordinated lay and expert witnesses for trial.
  • Conducted jury selection, direct and cross-examinations of lay and expert witnesses.
  • Interviewed both civilian and expert witnesses for depositions and trial testimony.
  • Identified, hired, and prepared expert witnesses for trial.
  • Examined expert witnesses in trial; cross-examined numerous witnesses.
  • Conducted depositions of adverse lay and expert witnesses.
  • Directed and cross-examined lay and expert witnesses.
  • Deposed defense lay and expert witnesses.
  • Monitored the compliance of defendants plea deals.Interviewed witnesses and expert witnesses in preparation of trial.

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24. Preliminary Hearings

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Here's how Preliminary Hearings is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated plea bargains and tried misdemeanors and preliminary hearings.
  • Handled hundreds of felony preliminary hearings.
  • Appeared for the State at preliminary hearings for pleas and bail for both felonies and misdemeanors.

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  • Experienced in voir dire procedure/jury selection, performed numerous opening statements, closing arguments, direct examinations and cross examinations.
  • Participated in jury selection process and assisted in formulating voir dire.
  • Participate in and lead jury trials, including performing voir dire, opening statements, evidence presentation, and closing arguments.
  • Conducted voir dire, tried twenty-two jury trials as lead counsel, and numerous trials as second-chair counsel.
  • Prepared for every aspect of both felony and misdemeanor trial cases including voir dire through closing arguments.
  • 2002Observed/Assisted with voir dire, trial, depositions and research in sex crimes unit.
  • Followed along in voir dire and relayed important information to trial attorneys.
  • Lectured on effective voir dire techniques for County Court prosecutors.
  • Handled Voir Dire and Sentencing on all my trials.
  • Performed jury voir dire for multiple cases.
  • Gained valuable experience performing motions in Limine, voir dire, witness preparation, and trial preparation.

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Presented evidence to defend clients or prosecute defendants in criminal or civil litigation.
  • Involved in extensive criminal and civil litigation.
  • Handled all phases of civil litigation including pleadings, discovery, motion practice, trial and appeal.
  • Served as attorney to all county offices in civil litigation including hiring outside counsel if necessary.
  • Represent the Florida Department of Revenue in complex civil litigation.
  • Maintained a portfolio of 50 active civil litigation cases.

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27. Evidentiary Hearings

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  • Prepared complicated motions and responses, as well as litigated evidentiary hearings.
  • Conducted evidentiary hearings and settlement conferences before hearing officers and judiciary.
  • Observed criminal trials and evidentiary hearings.
  • Conducted evidentiary hearings, felony violation of probation hearings, bond hearings, suppression hearings and pretrial detention hearings.
  • Drafted and argued numerous motions to suppress, motions to dismiss, and handled other evidentiary hearings.
  • Conducted legal research, drafted pleading and motions, and presented cases at evidentiary hearings and trials.
  • Argued against Motions to Dismiss, Motions to Suppress Evidence and several other Pre-Trial evidentiary hearings.
  • Conducted jury selection/trials, evidentiary hearings, arraignments, bail reviews, and restitution hearings.
  • Represented the State of Maryland in constitutional evidentiary hearings, jury trials and bench trials.
  • Attended and participated in bond hearings, evidentiary hearings, and competency hearings.
  • Tried 20 cases to verdict and over 20 evidentiary hearings.
  • Prepared and argued twenty-three evidentiary hearings and six bench trials.
  • Write and argue motions and conduct evidentiary hearings.
  • Handled evidentiary hearings and pre-trial discovery of voluminous documents sometimes amounting to thousands of pages.
  • Conducted extensive evidentiary hearings and analyzed discovery documents * Negotiated settlement agreements.
  • Conducted evidentiary hearings and supervised release violations in District Court.
  • Attended court on a daily basis, researched and argued numerous pre-trial motions and other evidentiary hearings.
  • Completed 5 jury trials Completed 2 bench trials Completed numerous legal and evidentiary hearings

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28. Counsel

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  • Prepared and delivered persuasive communication, presented complex arguments before jury, judge and opposing counsel and other professionals.
  • Negotiated plea-bargains with opposing counsel when appropriate.
  • Negotiate settlements with opposing counsel.
  • Participated in 18 jury trials, consisting of 11 as a first chair and 7 as a second chair counsel.
  • Provide legal counsel and representation to clients in the areas of real estate, elder law and estate planning.
  • Served as lead or sole counsel for more than 45 jury trials in both County and Circuit Court.
  • Key Cases: - Lead investigative counsel in several FCPA investigations in Asia and the EU.
  • Served as lead counsel on 30 jury trials and second chair on 12 jury trials.
  • Served as either lead or co-counsel on more than 30 (thirty) jury trials.
  • Assist co-counsel in preparation for administrative proceedings for breach enforcement of CMIA.
  • Provided professional legal counsel, advice, and representation for the Legislature.
  • Assist families with obtaining counseling and resources provided by SARC.
  • Gathered and sent discovery to opposing counsel on each case.
  • Volunteer: Interviewed and counseled victims of crime and followed-through.
  • Acted as legal counsel on high profile criminal law cases.
  • Extend plea offers and negotiate plea agreements with defense counsels.
  • Prosecuted dozens of criminal cases as lead counsel.
  • Represent the Commissioner of Corrections in civil habeas corpus proceedings filed by petitioners raising claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Evaluate facts of cases and defendants' criminal background to provide plea offers and conference with opposing counsel.
  • Appeared as lead counsel, representing respondent, before the habeas court.

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29. Jury Instructions

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  • Drafted motions, pleadings, jury instructions, orders, subpoenas, witness list, and discovery.
  • Drafted all trial documents including charges, briefs, jury instructions, and appeals.
  • Drafted motions, briefs, appeals, jury instructions, and orders.
  • Proposed and drafted standard jury instructions.
  • Prepared voir dire and jury instructions for trial.

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30. Special Assistant

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Here's how Special Assistant is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA), representing the government in Federal Magistrate Court cases.
  • Appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for Florida.
  • Led training for incoming Special Assistant United States Attorneys.
  • Cross-designated Special Assistant United States Attorney Coordinated investigations and prosecutions of major narcotics traffickers in federal and state courts
  • Established Special Assistant United States Attorney program at National Naval Medical Center.

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31. Criminal Charges

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  • Worked closely with law enforcement officers seeking criminal charges during their respective investigations.
  • Determine appropriate criminal charges based on findings of investigation.
  • Advise Department of Juvenile Services on potential criminal charges, pending charges/cases, and warrant status of juvenile respondents.
  • Draft criminal charges and prepare all documents necessary for the arraignment of juvenile respondents, often under deadline.
  • Determined criminal charges and which cases were to be prosecuted by plea, trial, or dismissed.
  • Reviewed and evaluated cold case files to determine if there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges.
  • Handled a demanding case load from the filing of formal criminal charges to resolution.
  • Interviewed and advised police officers, victims, and witnesses regarding criminal charges.
  • Draft criminal complaints and file criminal charges on behalf of the State!
  • Screened walk-in cases to determine whether evidence sufficient to bring criminal charges.
  • Prepared criminal charges and information for filing before the Court.
  • Screen cases to approve or reject criminal charges.
  • Conduct independent investigations regarding criminal charges and the sufficiency of evidence.
  • Conducted pre-filing interviews with victims and witnesses of crimes and initiated formal criminal charges on behalf of the State of Florida.
  • Evaluate reports to assess facts and circumstances and determine criminal charges for arrest and non-arrest criminal cases daily.

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32. Police Reports

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  • Conducted general investigation, including review of police reports, interview law enforcement personnel when required.
  • Reviewed police reports and determined appropriate criminal charges.
  • Investigated complaints of domestic violence by conducting police and victim interviews, gathering evidence, and reviewing police reports.
  • Review and analyze police reports including victim and witness statements.
  • Reviewed police reports for filing decisions.
  • Reviewed investigations, examined evidence and analyze police reports to determine if cases justify prosecution.
  • Conducted pre-filing investigations and was responsible for determinations to prosecute complaints and police reports.
  • Conduct extensive review of police reports to determine appropriate felony and misdemeanor charges.
  • Reviewed police reports and investigated allegations of criminal activity during pre-filing stage.
  • Reviewed investigations from DCFS and police reports from Juvenile Probation and made decisions on whether or not to file a case.

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33. Traffic Cases

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Here's how Traffic Cases is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted civilian criminal and traffic cases arising on the exclusive federal jurisdiction.
  • Prosecute misdemeanor and criminal traffic cases; make charging and filing decisions on all criminal cases assigned.
  • Worked as a member of the District Court Team, prosecuting criminal and serious traffic cases.
  • Supervised data collection for District Court Criminal and Traffic cases using Annapolis Data Center Program.
  • Worked on cases ranging from punishable by life felonies to criminal traffic cases.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor and traffic cases at bench and jury trial.
  • Prosecuted over two thousand misdemeanor and criminal traffic cases including thirty jury trials and over one hundred nonjury trials.
  • Prepare for and prosecute all phases of District Court level criminal and serious traffic cases.Tried hundreds of bench trials.

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35. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Represented wide variety of federal government agencies in civil litigation before U.S. District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • Obtained information, forms and dates from the courts and other government agencies.

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36. Bond Hearings

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  • Prepare calendars for and work at Bond hearings for shelter, juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony cases.
  • Prepared bond hearings, probation violation hearings, enhanced judicial reports calendar and jail reports calendar.
  • Conducted bond hearings, sentencing hearings, motion hearings, and order of protection hearings.
  • Prosecuted felony and misdemeanor trial Court calls as well as preliminary and bond hearings.
  • Argued numerous motions, restitution and bond hearings.
  • Attended depositions and bond hearings.

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37. Juvenile Division

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Here's how Juvenile Division is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Transferred to the Juvenile Division to prosecute all types of cases before judges and juvenile masters.
  • Mentored and trained a new attorney hired in to the juvenile division.
  • Prosecute abuse and neglect cases in the Juvenile Division.
  • Progressed rapidly through misdemeanor and juvenile divisions to handling felony matters.
  • Job Duties: Lead Felony Prosecutor-Juvenile Division.
  • Circuit Court, Juvenile Division Prosecuted juvenile misdemeanor and felony cases ranging from petit theft to armed robbery.

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38. Juvenile Offenders

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Here's how Juvenile Offenders is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Implemented program evaluation process for diversion programs offered to juvenile offenders.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases against juvenile offenders.
  • Prosecuted all juvenile offenders within Gadsden County.
  • Prosecuted adult and juvenile offenders for the State, managing 500+ cases with an 85% success rate.
  • Mentor for teen court program for first time juvenile offenders.

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39. Crime Scenes

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Here's how Crime Scenes is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Accompany attorneys to crime scenes and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner when needed.
  • Collaborated with various federal agencies to investigate crime scenes and prepare for trial.
  • Examined and evaluated physical evidence and crime scenes.

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40. Criminal Division

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Here's how Criminal Division is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Intern in Criminal Division *Research, drafting of Motions and pleadings, assisted US Attorneys with evidence review
  • Assigned to various criminal divisions with positions in misdemeanor, juvenile and felony courts.
  • Supervised ten attorneys and support staff as Chief of the Criminal Division.
  • Summer Law Clerk-Criminal Division (1986) and Domestic Relations (1987) * Legal Research * Trial Prep and Assistance

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42. Civil Division

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Here's how Civil Division is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, Civil Division

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43. Suppress Evidence

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Here's how Suppress Evidence is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Responded orally and in writing to a variety of pretrial motions including constitutional motions to suppress evidence and statements.
  • Prosecuted contested hearings, including motions to suppress evidence, motions to adjudicate guilt and motions for discovery.
  • Conducted and argue at hearings and motions, including Motions to Suppress Evidence.
  • Prepared motions, including an objection to a motion to suppress evidence.
  • Conducted hearings on motions to quash arrest and suppress evidence and motions to rescind summary suspensions of driving privileges.
  • Handled hundreds of dispositive motion hearings, including motions to suppress evidence and motions to dismiss.
  • Defend against motions to suppress evidence, motions in limine and motions to compel.

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44. Identity Theft

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Here's how Identity Theft is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted several serious misdemeanors and felonies including assaults, personal identity thefts and auto-thefts.
  • Served as Asset Forfeiture Coordinator and Identity Theft Coordinator for Southern Division.
  • Tried a credit card fraud/aggravated identity theft case; jury convicted on all eight counts.
  • Lead counsel on an identity theft case involving more than 2,000 victims.
  • Circuit Court, Felony Division Prosecuted felony cases ranging from drug trafficking to identity theft.

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45. Criminal Proceedings

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Here's how Criminal Proceedings is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Advised law enforcement officers on criminal proceedings and procedure and relevant law.
  • Litigated numerous contested hearings and trials in many criminal proceedings.
  • Communicated with witnesses and victims through all stages of the criminal proceedings.
  • Represented the State of Florida in juvenile criminal proceedings.
  • Drafted memoranda and briefs for criminal proceedings and appeared before the United States District Court in preliminary criminal matters.
  • Included all criminal proceedings including pre-trial hearings, and probation violations.

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46. Financial Crimes

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Here's how Financial Crimes is used in Assistant State Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted Federal narcotics and financial crimes.
  • Selected as member of special prosecution division focused on complex and high profile financial crimes.
  • Attach s. Trained foreign prosecutors on prosecuting & investigating financial crimes.

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20 Most Common Skills For An Assistant State Attorney

Criminal Investigations

16.2%

Misdemeanor Cases

9.9%

Criminal Jury Trials

9.7%

Legal Documents

7.1%

Family Law

6.7%

Law Enforcement

6.5%

Crime Victims

5.9%

Trial Preparation

5.5%

Pre-Trial Motions

4.4%

Child Support

3.8%

Grand Jury

3.2%

Federal Courts

3.2%

Plea Agreements

3.1%

Domestic Violence

2.8%

Court Hearings

2.5%

State Attorney

2.4%

DUI

2.1%

Arrest Warrants

1.7%

Police Department

1.7%

Appellate Briefs

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

Rank Skill
1 Criminal Investigations 13.6%
2 Misdemeanor Cases 8.4%
3 Criminal Jury Trials 8.2%
4 Legal Documents 6.0%
5 Family Law 5.6%
6 Law Enforcement 5.5%
7 Crime Victims 5.0%
8 Trial Preparation 4.7%
9 Pre-Trial Motions 3.7%
10 Child Support 3.2%
11 Grand Jury 2.7%
12 Federal Courts 2.7%
13 Plea Agreements 2.6%
14 Domestic Violence 2.4%
15 Court Hearings 2.1%
16 State Attorney 2.0%
17 DUI 1.7%
18 Arrest Warrants 1.4%
19 Police Department 1.4%
20 Appellate Briefs 1.4%
21 Child Abuse 1.4%
22 Oral Arguments 1.2%
23 Expert Witnesses 1.0%
24 Preliminary Hearings 0.8%
25 Voir Dire 0.8%
26 Civil Litigation 0.7%
27 Evidentiary Hearings 0.7%
28 Counsel 0.7%
29 Jury Instructions 0.7%
30 Special Assistant 0.6%
31 Criminal Charges 0.6%
32 Police Reports 0.5%
33 Traffic Cases 0.5%
34 Insurance Defense 0.5%
35 Government Agencies 0.5%
36 Bond Hearings 0.5%
37 Juvenile Division 0.5%
38 Juvenile Offenders 0.4%
39 Crime Scenes 0.4%
40 Criminal Division 0.4%
41 Legal Intern 0.4%
42 Civil Division 0.4%
43 Suppress Evidence 0.4%
44 Identity Theft 0.4%
45 Criminal Proceedings 0.3%
46 Financial Crimes 0.3%
47 Legal Advice 0.3%
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