Top District Attorney Skills

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

The six most common skills found on District Attorney resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Pre-Trial Motions

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Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Litigated all pre-trial motions, post-trial motions, including Motions for New Trial.
  • Researched case law and wrote 30.30 (Speedy Trial) and 190 (Grand Jury) pre-trial motions.
  • Researched and analyzed pre-trial motions involving criminal law and procedure, and drafted related memoranda and briefs.
  • Drafted pre-trial motions, discovery oppositions, memoranda of law, and accusatory instruments.
  • Identified necessary pre-trial motions and materials to request in discovery.
  • Litigated legal and constitutional pre-trial motions.

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2. Criminal Investigations

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Here's how Criminal Investigations is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Initiated and conducted follow-up of criminal investigations to prepare for successful prosecution.
  • Guarantee the observance of appropriate legal procedures during the criminal investigations.
  • Contacted victims in criminal investigations in regard to court appearances.
  • Conduct, supervise and direct complex criminal investigations.
  • Conducted criminal investigations using various processes.
  • Advise law enforcement on criminal investigations.
  • Handled criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Plan and perform complex criminal investigations of financial records to determine if criminal charges are warranted.
  • Provided video services for criminal investigations with the New York City Police and Fire Departments.
  • Lead and guide law enforcement agencies in criminal investigations.
  • Directed law enforcement in on-going criminal investigations.
  • Performed legal research, interrogatories and decided whether to prosecute Conducted criminal investigations, pleadings/arguments Prepared charge-sheets and submitted to the courts

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3. Misdemeanor Cases

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Here's how Misdemeanor Cases is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Started out capability for more sophisticated presentations when prosecuting traffic and misdemeanor cases and given needed.
  • Prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases from arraignment to sentencing while thinking both creatively and analytically.
  • Conducted research, drafted motions and read/summarized transcripts supporting felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • Started out prosecuting traffic and misdemeanor cases and given increasing felony prosecution responsibilities.
  • Handled own caseload of approximately 40-60 misdemeanor cases.
  • Managed caseload of approximately 40 misdemeanor cases.
  • Prosecuted thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • File misdemeanor cases with sentence recommendations.
  • Negotiated possible settlements in misdemeanor cases.
  • Managed 45-60 misdemeanor cases, including theft, weapons, drugs, fraud, domestic violence and driving under the influence.
  • Litigated jury trials in domestic violence, assault, driving under the influence, and other misdemeanor cases.
  • Counseled victims, witnesses, and officers on a weekly basis to assist in prosecuting misdemeanor cases.
  • Prosecuted 3 misdemeanor cases; argued over a 75 motions; arraigned over 10,000 misdemeanor cases.
  • Handled misdemeanor cases, appeared on the record and orchestrated pleas with defense attorneys.
  • Tried misdemeanor cases to verdict (12 jury trials and 3 bench trials).
  • Prosecuted over 1000 Felony and Misdemeanor cases, with jury and bench trials.
  • Prosecute and effectively manage a county court docket totaling over 800 misdemeanor cases.
  • Handled prosecution of misdemeanor cases from filing through jury trial and sentencing.
  • Tried felony and misdemeanor cases to verdict in jury and bench trials.
  • Prepare and prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in San Diego county courts.

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5. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Attended over one hundred hours of court hearings including protection from abuse and juvenile matters.
  • Assisted and advocated for witnesses during court hearings by providing supportive role during procedures.
  • Participated in observations at Board of County Commissioner meetings and court hearings.
  • Conducted criminal and Supreme Court hearings and trials.
  • Conducted legal research; Propounded discovery; Drafted memoranda on criminal matters; Attended court hearings; Participated in investigations
  • Conducted in court hearings: Suppression, Serna, Probation Revocation, Bail, and Restitution.

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6. Crime Victims

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Here's how Crime Victims is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Assisted clients with New York State Crime Victims Board applications and affidavits.
  • Assist victims with Crime Victims Applications and Victim Impact Statements.
  • Negotiated plea agreements and consulted with crime victims.
  • Gained exposure to the court procedures and victim/witness contact, and correspondence pertaining to crime victims and the Victim Impact Statement.
  • Managed numerous on-going processes to ensure compliance with regulations pertaining to discovery management and crime victims' rights.
  • Fostered positive relationships between crime victims and prosecutors/law enforcement.

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7. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Provide training on human trafficking to law enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys and the community to promote education and awareness.
  • Instructed various Law Enforcement and Juvenile Probation Officers on techniques to audit and preserve digital evidence in Child related incidents
  • Inspected and articulated authoritative information to law enforcement officers, attorneys and the public.
  • Worked closely with law enforcement and victim advocates to investigate allegations of family violence.
  • Worked closely with law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses.
  • Performed law enforcement duties, including routine investigation on criminal and civil matters.
  • Collaborated with law enforcement agencies on numerous investigations and procurement of evidence.
  • Advised various law enforcement agencies on narcotics investigations within the County.
  • Worked closely with law enforcement regarding investigation and charging of cases.
  • Prepare and present professional development for law enforcement agency personnel.
  • Maintained working relationships with local and national law enforcement agencies.
  • Researched and compiled defendant information for law enforcement officials.
  • Obtained evidence from law enforcement agencies for prosecuting attorneys.
  • Provided educational presentations to peers and law enforcement agencies.
  • General responsibilities as chief law enforcement officer of county.
  • Conducted both proactive and reactive investigative law enforcement duties.
  • Returned processed evidence to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
  • Develop curriculum and train local law enforcement officers.
  • Attended depositions and communicated with local law enforcement.
  • Coordinated with the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency along with local law enforcement.

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8. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted and filed motions in Superior Courts, Family Law Courts, Bankruptcy Courts and the Court of Appeals.
  • Represent predominantly immigrant clients in state family law and criminal proceedings
  • Provided defense for mental health proceedings and misdemeanor crimes and occasional handling of contempt and family law calendars.
  • Researched child support policies and procedures, Texas Family Law, federal regulations and other state regulations.
  • General practice in family law representation, estate planning, and civil litigation matters.
  • Litigate in court, write Motions, evaluate legislative bills in matters of Family Law.

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9. Misdemeanor Jury Trials

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Here's how Misdemeanor Jury Trials is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Started as post-bar law clerk- Prosecuted juveniles, conducting numerous court trials- Prosecuted misdemeanor jury trials
  • Prepared and successfully prosecuted multiple misdemeanor jury trials.
  • Conducted felony and misdemeanor jury trials.
  • First-chaired four misdemeanor jury trials (one solo), including domestic violence & DUI cases.
  • Conduct misdemeanor jury trials, suppression hearings, restitution hearings, and probation violation hearings.
  • Presented 10 misdemeanor jury trials to verdict while managing demanding collateral duties.
  • Conducted 18 misdemeanor jury trials and 1 misdemeanor bench trial.
  • Tried over a dozen misdemeanor jury trials.
  • Tried and won five misdemeanor jury trials.
  • Conducted misdemeanor jury trials to verdict.
  • Experienced Trial Attorney Conducted over 60 felony and misdemeanor jury trials and over 100 preliminary and motion hearings of varying complexity.
  • Conduct all aspects of numerous misdemeanor jury trials, including trial preparation, voir dire, trial and sentencing.
  • Prepared and prosecuted 40 felony and misdemeanor jury trials.

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10. Crime Scenes

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Here's how Crime Scenes is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Process crime scenes; work with victims and witnesses of crimes, process warrant requests, and subpoena service.
  • Conduct field investigations and search crime scenes with photos for evidence toward a case for trial.
  • Inspected crime scenes and examined documents and determined what evidence can be taken and used.
  • Photographed, diagrammed, and subpoenaed documents for active crime scenes in the district.
  • Interviewed witnesses, examined crime scenes, and evaluated evidence in preparation for trial.
  • Preserve crime scenes, gather evidence, and complete arrests.
  • Captured pictures of crime scenes as evidence for prosecutors.
  • Prepared witnesses for trial testimony and investigated crime scenes.
  • Accompanied investigator to crime scenes.
  • Reconstruct crime scenes, serve subpoenas, type reports , warrants, testify in court.

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11. Child Support

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Here's how Child Support is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared for and conducted debtor examinations, involving non-custodian parents and negotiated stipulations for arrears and future child support.
  • Handled litigation and management of significant child support collection caseload.
  • Set hearings on administrative and judicial court dockets to establish enforceable orders pertaining to child support issues.
  • Monitored and supervised activities of different Child Support cases with case load of 800 plus.
  • Transfer 4/05 to analogous position in Child Support Enforcement: emphasis bilingual phone casework.
  • Prepared and presented weekly child support collection actions in Uniform Interstate Family Support Act Court
  • Calculate and reconcile County and State shares of distributed child support payments.
  • Served warrants to return persons for non-payment of child support.
  • Enforced local and interstate child support orders.
  • Conduct hearings with clients setting child support.
  • Update all demographics, Collect child support.
  • Audit child support cases & payment.
  • Attended Debtor's 1st Meeting of Creditors in Federal Bankruptcy Court to ensure child support orders were upheld.
  • Promoted to the Child Support Division: processed default judgments and assisted Deputy District Attorneys as necessary.
  • Completed reports to document information acquired during child support cases, and actions taken.
  • Review audits for child support arrearages.
  • Manage caseload of 400+ cases Contact employers, business', and other child support offices Created database to manage caseload
  • Established, modified, and enforced child support on behalf of the county of Los Angeles.

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12. Preliminary Hearings

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Here's how Preliminary Hearings is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Collaborated with district attorneys on preliminary hearings and conducted felony preliminary hearing where defendant was held to answer.
  • Interviewed victims and witnesses for preliminary hearings and completed Preliminary Hearing Memorandums following each hearing.
  • Prepared and conducted preliminary hearings in all felony matters and specialized in domestic violence cases.
  • Researched and wrote on appellate and post-conviction matters, performed direct examinations in preliminary hearings
  • Presented evidence and successfully bound-over more than forty criminal defendants during preliminary hearings.
  • Conducted preliminary hearings presenting sufficient evidence to bind defendants over for trial.
  • Prosecuted criminal jury trials, preliminary hearings, probation violation hearings and motions
  • General felony criminal prosecutions, preliminary hearings and violations of probation.
  • Prepared examination lists and evidence for preliminary hearings and trial.
  • Conducted felony preliminary hearings and motions to suppress evidence.
  • Litigated approximately 50 preliminary hearings before the Superior Court.
  • Presented felony preliminary hearings before the Philadelphia Municipal Court.
  • Conducted preliminary hearings and motions on felony status cases.
  • Prepare for and conduct Preliminary Hearings as necessary.
  • Conducted preliminary hearings in multiple District Courts.
  • Second-seated preliminary hearings and a jury trial.
  • Performed felony preliminary hearings and argued motions.
  • Handled preliminary hearings for felony prosecutions.
  • Appeared in court for motions to continue, oppositions to motions to suppress, and preliminary hearings in felony cases.
  • Assisted with legal research and drafting, witness and victim interviewing, preliminary hearings, and other court proceedings.

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13. Insurance Defense

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Here's how Insurance Defense is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Specialized in trucking insurance defense.
  • Manage large case-load Employment and Insurance Defense matters ranging from $100K - $50MM in controversy.
  • Handled hundreds of insurance defense and fraud cases maintaining up to 140 active cases simultaneously.
  • Sole attorney retained to help transition Firm from insurance defense to plaintiff's focus.
  • Experience in handling insurance defense cases from start to finish.
  • Contract Insurance Defense Attorney for Farmers Insurance Group.

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14. Domestic Violence

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Directed expert testimony of accident reconstruction, serious bodily injury, & domestic violence.
  • Maintained key statistical success criteria and implemented grant programs to support domestic violence prosecutions.
  • Prepared and developed personally assigned domestic violence cases from arraignment to judgment.
  • Coordinated direct services and legal representation for victims of domestic violence.
  • Prosecuted over 500 misdemeanor Domestic Violence cases.
  • Designated a Domestic Violence Unit prosecutor.
  • Interviewed numerous victims during domestic violence arraignment court, which required superb people reading and assessment skills for the district attorneys.
  • Served on the domestic violence prosecution team and also served on the drug crime prosecution team, handling felony-level drug cases.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor and traffic offenses, including domestic violence cases, assaults, and driving under the influence.
  • Engaged in community outreach and public awareness around domestic violence, victim's rights and the judicial system.
  • Completed nine month rotation assigned to the Domestic Violence Team, handling both misdemeanor and felony cases.
  • Supervised and provided training to the county court deputies on the Domestic Violence Fast Track Program.
  • Asked to create a legislative recommendation on suggested changes to the current Colorado Domestic Violence Laws
  • Prosecuted cases involving domestic violence, false imprisonment, and driving while impaired.
  • Appeared before Local and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts under Student Practice Order.
  • Challenged motions to modify no contact protective orders in domestic violence cases.
  • Headed the Domestic Violence Unit from its inception at a branch office.
  • Worked closely with victims of domestic violence and violent crimes.
  • Prepared and supplied spreadsheets and reports for Domestic Violence grants.
  • Help host annual Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Summit.

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15. Grand Jury

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Here's how Grand Jury is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted felony and misdemeanor criminal cases including jury trials and grand jury presentation.
  • Prepared and presented felony criminal cases for indictment during Grand Jury rotation.
  • Involved in decisions regarding grand jury investigations.
  • Coordinated and organized grand jury proceedings.
  • Assisted District Attorney during two Grand Jury proceedings including providing required files for District Attorney to present to the Grand Jury.
  • Prosecuted jury trials, court trials, competency hearings, various motion hearings, preliminary hearings, and grand jury matters.
  • Prepared domestic violence cases for trial and grand jury presentation by performing factual research, document retrieval and other data collection.
  • Prosecuted complex white collar crimes, securities fraud and bank fraud cases originating from grand jury investigations and indictments.
  • Presented cases to Grand Juries, trained new Assistant District Attorney's on Grand Jury presentations and trail practices.
  • Prepared evidence and tried cases in Circuit and Justice Courts; presented evidence to grand jury for indictment.
  • Conduct jury trials, non-jury trials (75% conviction rate), grand jury presentments and hearings.
  • Served as General assistant to the District Attorney(s), gathering documents for Grand Jury trials.
  • Interviewed and prepared witnesses for testimony in connection with grand jury presentations, suppression hearings and trials.
  • Prepared and submitted District Court, Superior Court and Grand Jury Subpoenas, and Police Officer Notifications.
  • Evaluate and file felony cases and evidence in preparation for presenting cases to Grand Jury for indictment.
  • Complied extensive investigative reports and delivered testimony to District Attorney, Grand Jury and District Court.
  • Assist ADA's with prepping the victims for testifying at Grand Jury and for trials.
  • Interviewed and prepared civilian and police witnesses for grand jury, hearings, and trial.
  • Conduct hearings, trials and Grand Jury presentations for a variety of criminal cases.
  • Drafted Petition to the Delaware County Investigating Grand Jury concerning a high-profile case.

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16. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Aided in trial preparation, and regularly interacted with investigators and witnesses regarding pending cases.
  • Provided regular legal training and trial preparation sessions for law enforcement personnel.
  • Viewed evidence documentation for trial preparation and prepared trial binders.
  • Assisted Assistant District Attorneys with trial preparation, legal research, motion drafting, and daily felony dockets.
  • Assisted in trial preparation by responding to discovery requests, collecting evidence, and drafting witness subpoenas.
  • Conduct trial preparation by preparing victims of crime, witnesses, and law enforcement for trial.
  • Assisted with trial preparations by reviewing evidence, creating witness list, and interviewing witnesses.
  • Serve as liaison between victims and attorneys, consulting with attorneys regarding trial preparation.
  • Assisted assistant district attorneys in trial preparation, jury selection and strategy sessions.
  • Drafted motions and assisted with trial preparation, including victim and witness interviews.
  • Assisted with trial preparation within the Violent Crimes and Firearms prosecution unit.
  • Reviewed files and wrote case summaries to assist in trial preparation.
  • Assisted Senior Assistant District Attorney in trial preparation and trial strategies.
  • Assist the District Attorneys in both trial preparation and court procedures.
  • Provide investigative support and trial preparation for the Deputy District Attorneys.
  • Assisted other attorneys in legal research and trial preparation.
  • Assisted Deputy District Attorneys with research and trial preparation.
  • Assisted attorneys with various trial preparation and legal questions.
  • Drafted case summaries and memos for trial preparation.
  • Engage in trial preparation as lead counsel.

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17. Plea Agreements

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Here's how Plea Agreements is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Presented and negotiated plea agreements with opposing attorneys in no less than 1,500 criminal cases.
  • Represented the State unsupervised, prepared cases, negotiated plea agreements in Traffic Court.
  • Researched and prepared motions and filings for plea agreements and criminal trials.
  • Researched and drafted plea agreements in General Sessions Court.
  • Negotiated over 1000 plea agreements.
  • Screened law enforcement reports, wrote motions and supporting memoranda, and negotiated plea agreements.
  • Negotiated plea agreements with defense attorneys, public defenders and pro-se defendants.
  • Authored and filed criminal complaints and informations, pleadings, various evidentiary motions and briefs, and negotiated plea agreements.

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18. Police Department

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Here's how Police Department is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Procure requested evidence from the Salinas Police Department for attorneys and investigators.
  • Supervised approximately 50 officers from eight police departments.
  • Ensured confidentiality and privacy in reporting, contract delivery, and access into the police department database.
  • Prepare a working document for trial days for the police departments to notify them of court cases.
  • Prepared and procured warrants, and charging instruments for NYC Police Department and Housing Police Department.
  • Collaborated with police departments, state agencies, and witnesses to compile evidence for cases.
  • Worked with local police departments and advised officers and in the investigation of crimes.
  • Review Department of Health and Human Services files to make referrals to police departments.
  • Reviewed Denver Police Department cases and determined what charges applied.
  • Responded to inquires from the police department on a range of issues including the disposal of evidence.
  • Attended trainings put on by Fresno Police Department regarding driving under the influence cases.

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19. Child Abuse

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Here's how Child Abuse is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted criminal cases, including those involving child abuse and achieved conviction of perpetrators.
  • Created countywide memo regarding proper protocol for reporting child abuse and neglect for mandated reporters who may suspect abuse.
  • Drafted felony and misdemeanor case documents involving assault, burglary, trespassing, narcotics and child abuse.
  • Lead prosecutor in trials involving sex crimes, felony assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
  • Designated as a specialist in child abuse cases and serious felony offenses.
  • Assisted the Bureau Chief of the Child Abuse/ Sex Crimes Bureau.
  • Graduated to the sex crimes and child abuse prosecution team.
  • Served on local child abuse review team.

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20. Arrest Warrants

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Here's how Arrest Warrants is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Reviewed and approved arrest warrants on misdemeanor domestic violence, theft, and hit and run cases.
  • Interviewed victims and witnesses and wrote and executed search and arrest warrants.
  • Testified in court, served subpoenas and arrest warrants.
  • Conducted discovery requests, subpoenas and arrest warrants.
  • Execute Search and Arrest Warrants Perform Surveillance Details Narcotic Related Law Enforcement Make Arrests
  • Generated charging documents, approved arrest warrants and conducted preliminary hearings.

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21. Homicide

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Here's how Homicide is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Conduct investigations into narcotics related multiple homicides and contract killings as well as other high profile homicide investigations.
  • Drafted sentencing recommendations for homicide convictions.
  • Handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from juvenile offenders to motor vehicle homicide in Juvenile, District, and Superior Court.
  • Investigated homicides, sex crimes and high-profile cases as part of the Investigations Bureau Riding Assist District Attorney Program.
  • Prosecuted wide variety of crimes, including homicide, rape, burglary and numerous others from assignment through appeals.
  • Experienced in organizing and litigating cases in more than 100 jury trials, including more than 20 homicide trials.
  • Prosecuted felony level Domestic Violence, Kidnapping, Homicide and Sexual Assault charges on adult and child victims.
  • Reviewed jail mail covers for evidence and Brady related material to be used in gang homicide prosecution.
  • Reviewed transcripts from trials in other jurisdictions for relevant testimony to be used in homicide prosecution.
  • Drafted briefs for senior prosecutors, interviewed witnesses, helped prepare for a major homicide trial.
  • Worked closely and effectively with supervising attorneys in the Child Assault and Homicide divisions.
  • Reviewed documents for Homicide cases, reviewed High profile cases in the middle district.
  • Handle serious and complex cases involving homicides, home invasions, and three-strikes defendants.
  • Maintain and try a diverse caseload that includes everything from DWI to Homicide.
  • Organized and summarized documents of defendants for Homicide unit, lifer parole hearings.
  • Reviewed post-conviction motions to vacate homicide convictions, and drafted related briefs.
  • Prosecuted complex felony cases ranging from homicide to rape to fraud.
  • Authored and submitted an appellate level homicide brief with Second Department.
  • Prosecuted all assigned violent crimes cases ranging from misdemeanors to homicides.
  • Drafted search warrants and cell sites on homicide investigations.

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22. Police Reports

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Here's how Police Reports is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Review police reports for criminal filing or additional investigation.
  • Summarized police reports, conducted legal research, and attended trials for sex crimes and extradition cases.
  • Compiled and requested police reports for a High Tech Fraud case on credit card theft.
  • Drafted accusatory instruments, according to police reports and statements from the officers.
  • Opened new cases for attorneys to prosecute by reviewing police reports.
  • Reviewed police reports and filed the appropriate misdemeanor charges.
  • Reviewed police reports in preparation of filing criminal charges.
  • Created new case files and entered police reports.
  • Review police reports and make charging decisions.
  • Reviewed police reports and other investigative materials to determine whether or not criminal charges would be filed.
  • Intern * Preformed basic background research on suspects and gathered information from police reports.
  • Reviewed police reports to determine if criminal complaints should be filed.

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23. Appellate Briefs

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Here's how Appellate Briefs is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Research and write appellate briefs as assigned by the District Attorney.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted appellate briefs.
  • Drafted six (6) Appellate Briefs.
  • Researched and drafted appellate briefs, motions, and memoranda of law in criminal and Bronx County.
  • Researched and prepared appellate briefs and writs of habeas corpus related to criminal matters.
  • Draft appellate briefs, trial court memoranda and motions.

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24. Jury Instructions

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Here's how Jury Instructions is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted probable cause statements, discovery motions, legal opinions, proposed court orders, trial briefs, and jury instructions.
  • Prepared court judgments from sentencing orders, created jury instructions for trial, prepared subpoenas, and other legal pleadings.
  • Prepared jury instructions, subpoenaed witnesses, reviewed evidence, and interviewed rape victims in preparation for trial.
  • Drafted press releases, evidence memos, and jury instructions.
  • Compiled complete sets of jury instructions for jury trial.
  • Prepared cases for trial, including marshaling evidence, and drafting jury instructions and motions in limine.
  • Proposed and drafted standard jury instructions.

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25. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Performed a variety of data entry including screening and issuing complaints, dispositions, rejections, sentencing and issuing of subpoenas.
  • Charge PoolPerformed data entry of charges to file on criminal defendants in Oklahoma County.
  • Performed data entry, and utilized research skills to troubleshoot customer problems.
  • Assist court staff and public with research of case files Data entry of legal court documents.
  • Court Minutes Data Entry, Phone, Misdemeanor Probation Sec/Bkp Fees Recording/Deposits, Filing, Copying, Faxing
  • Displayed excellent communication abilities and data entry skills.

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26. DUI

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Here's how DUI is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Tried over 40 criminal jury trials, including DUI's, Domestic Violence, Assaults and unlawful sexual contact.
  • Prosecuted 25 criminal cases, including DUI, child abuse, robbery, assault, and murder.
  • Conducted legal research for second-degree murder case surrounding repeat DUI offenders convicted on theory of first degree.
  • Request Blood Alcohol Test results and Drug Testing results for DUI and Drug related cases.
  • Prosecuted felony attempted murder, vehicular assault, DUII, property, and drug crimes.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor assaults, DUII, property, domestic violence and sex abuse crimes.
  • Managed a heavy caseload of misdemeanor and DUI cases in County Court.
  • Specialized in DUI prosecution and gained considerable expertise in DUI law.
  • Researched various DUI and Habitual Traffic Offender laws.
  • Handled traffic cases, DUIs, suspended licenses, wildlife violations, misdemeanors, and juvenile felonies.

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27. Juvenile Offenders

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Here's how Juvenile Offenders is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Adjudicated juvenile offenders for statutory offenses that if committed by adults would be punishable by imprisonment.
  • Assisted Deputy County Attorneys of the Juvenile Delinquency Unit as they prosecuted juvenile offenders.
  • Represented juvenile offenders during emancipation cases and criminal hearings on a variety of charges
  • Drafted and filed petitions against juvenile offenders.
  • Implemented program evaluation process for diversion programs offered to juvenile offenders.
  • Participate in monitoring treatment and rehabilitation of all juvenile offenders.

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28. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Answered high volume phone calls, distribution of mail, filing documents, and typing various letters.
  • Handled large volume of telephone calls and worked as a liaison between attorney's and victims.
  • Interpret Spanish/English for clients in office visits and phone calls in downtown and juvenile building locations.
  • Transcribed prisoner phone calls and found vital information to aid the prosecution in its case.
  • Answered phone calls and assisted customers with vital information on their cased and dispositions.
  • Manage phone calls by figuring out what department they should be transferred to.
  • Answer telephone calls pertaining to routine questions about various Georgia Law issues.
  • Composed letters and made phone calls to obtain required information for documentation.
  • Received incoming phone calls and took appropriate action in response thereto.
  • Answered all incoming phone calls and took prompt messages for attorneys.
  • Return customer phone calls within 48 hours.
  • Manage reception desk by multitasking multiple phone phone calls, clients and translating for Spanish speaking clients.
  • Document handling and archiving, handling telephone calls, accounts and file management.
  • Completed some filing Made phone calls to courts and police agencies Logged arrest reports Observed in court

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30. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Counseled victims of judicial activity regarding the judicial process and recorded law enforcement personnel and witness response to on-call court subpoenas.
  • Provided supportive counseling to clients and family, assisted in police intervention, and participated in prosecution of abuser.
  • Conduct individual counseling sessions to students that are ungovernable, unruly and any special behavior and emotional concern.
  • Worked cooperatively with defense counsel and others to foster efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism.
  • Communicated with caseworkers and opposing counsel with matters not requiring legal advice.
  • Complied with all discovery obligations turning over timely discovery to defense counsel.
  • Negotiated plea bargain agreements with opposing counsel.
  • Provide crisis intervention and counseling sessions.
  • Negotiated plea agreements with defendants, including entry into diversion program; discussed plea agreements with defense counsel.
  • Draft pleadings, conduct legal research, communicate with courts and opposing counsel, attend hearings and trials.
  • Respond to discovery requests, collaborate with defense counsel, and interact with court clerks and the bench.
  • Provided counseling to victims of crime, integral part of the fund-raising team, did general office work.
  • Lead counsel responsibility in trials including examination of witnesses, as well as opening and closing arguments.
  • Case management, supportive or crisis counseling, advising clients of available programs and resource services.
  • Provide weekly, individual counseling sessions for the individuals within the Youth Congregation Partnership program.
  • Identified community resources to assist victims needing counseling, financial assistance and civil legal aid.
  • Coordinated with Victim Advocates to schedule counseling at reduced or no cost to victims.
  • Cultivated and maintained strong alliances with judges, peace officers and defense counsel.
  • Determined appropriate plea offers; negotiated with defense counsel and pro se litigants.
  • Drafted legal memos to assist with cases and distribute to Defense counsel.

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31. Suppress Evidence

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Here's how Suppress Evidence is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted various hearings to suppress evidence and to revoke sentences under the Third Year Practice Act.
  • Drafted and argued 15 oppositions to California Penal Code Section 1538.5 motions to suppress evidence.
  • Conducted hearings on motions to revoke probation and opposed motions to suppress evidence.
  • Drafted points and authorities, including opposition to motion to suppress evidence.
  • Performed legal research and assisted with various Motions to Suppress Evidence.
  • Drafted responses to motions to dismiss and motions to suppress evidence.
  • Drafted and argued motions to suppress evidence.
  • Argued 1538 motions to suppress evidence.
  • Argued on behalf of the State against writs of habeas corpus, petitions for post-conviction relief and motions to suppress evidence.
  • Researched, drafted and argued various legal motions, including bail motions, motions to suppress evidence and Serna motions.
  • Drafted motions for joinder of the offenses, oppositions to motions to dismiss, and motions to suppress evidence.

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32. Voir Dire

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Here's how Voir Dire is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted several rounds of voir dire and performed direct and cross-examinations of laypeople and direct examinations of expert witnesses.
  • Conducted 6 jury trials as first chair, from voir dire to closing argument.
  • Researched potential jury candidates prior to voir dire selection.
  • Assisted with voir dire and closing arguments.
  • Conducted voir dire/Daubert hearings, cross examined experts in the areas of fingerprints, toxicology, and ballistics.
  • Observed trials and Voir Dire Research Summer Internship with the Housing Authority of New Orleans

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33. Expert Witnesses

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Here's how Expert Witnesses is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared evidence packets and examined scientific articles to select expert witnesses.
  • Handled discovery disputes, interviewed witnesses, and prepared expert witnesses for trial.
  • Examined and cross-examined lay and expert witnesses.
  • Maintained continuous contact with witnesses including lay and expert witnesses to prepare cases for pre trial and trial.
  • Prepared and propounded the testimony of expert witnesses, including historians and forensic document examiners.
  • Prepared and utilized expert witnesses in forensic pathology, emergency medicine, ballistics, fingerprint identification, and chemical analysis.

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34. Criminal Charges

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Here's how Criminal Charges is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Directed additional investigation, interviewed victims and witnesses, and filed appropriate criminal charges.
  • Filed criminal charges or declined prosecution.
  • Conducted felony and misdemeanor trials, oversaw long-term narcotics investigations, prepared and presented varied criminal charges to the Grand Jury.
  • Assisted attorneys with determining whether criminal charges should be brought and prepared cases for trial.
  • Testified before the Fulton County Grand Jury to have defendants indicted on criminal charges.
  • Reviewed expungement petitions filed by individual who were seeking to have specific criminal charges expunged.

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35. General Public

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Here's how General Public is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations and procedures to the general public and direct them to proper resources.
  • Perform job-related duties as assigned and interact with co-workers and the general public in person and over the phone.
  • Worked customer service window as the first line of information to the general public.
  • Greet general public and agencies to take care of their needs.
  • Provided assistance to the general public as needed.
  • Prepare Subpoenas, Dockets, Affidavits, Correspondence Secretary and Receptionist dealing with both general public and Officers of the Court

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36. DWI

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Here's how DWI is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Argued DWI Hardship Hearings, including opening and closing statements and cross-examination of witnesses.
  • Prosecuted a bench DWI trial as well as a bench reckless driving trial.
  • Helped DWI priors with filing, sorting and Label making.
  • Prosecuted District Court Cases including over 50 active DWI cases.
  • Prepared and tried a DWI case.
  • Conducted numerous pretrialhearings for DWI related offenses as well as hardship hearings.
  • Elected District Attorney in the 25th Judicial Circuit which is comprised of Marion andWinston Counties.
  • Clean out Bond Arraignment drawer for Pre-screeners for DWI andDomestic Violence Division.

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37. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted and defended complex litigation in all state and federal courts and administrative tribunals.
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Filed and handled declaratory judgment actions in both state and federal courts; represented clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings.
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions, and file appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • 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.

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38. Juvenile Cases

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Here's how Juvenile Cases is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted felony juvenile cases during rotation in Juvenile Division.
  • Handled adult and juvenile cases, including misdemeanor and some felony work.Public Trust Clearance.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor adult and juvenile cases.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor and felony juvenile cases during Juvenile rotation.
  • Prosecuted misdemeanor cases in St. Johns Justice Court and juvenile cases in Apache County Superior Court.
  • Act as an assistant to the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney on abuse/neglect and juvenile cases.

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39. Adas

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Here's how Adas is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Coordinated police reports prior to arraignments; Assisted ADAs in court during arraignments
  • Supported ADAs in the Fraud Unit through research and fact investigations.
  • Provided assistance to ADAs in court.
  • Trained incoming class of ADAs.
  • Developed and conducted statewide trainings for ADAs and investigative personnel.
  • Supervised junior ADAs in conducting and prosecuting long-term investigations and resulting charges.

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40. Nypd

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Here's how Nypd is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Researched case law and prepared training materials still in use by NYPD concerning search and seizure issues.
  • Trained recruits at NYPD Police Academy regarding court appearances, paperwork, and warrants.
  • Acted as liaison with Division of Parole, NYPD and other city agencies.
  • Notified NYPD officers and EMTs for court appearances through CACS.
  • Work collectively with NYPD Detectives and District Attorney Detective Investigators to establish investigative plans and ensure proper investigative protocols are followed.
  • Developed new informants and initiated new investigation in conjunction with NYPD Street Narcotics Enforcement Units and District Attorney s Detective Squad.

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41. DNA

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Here's how DNA is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted a variety of felony cases, including first degree murder, sexual assault, and kidnapping cases.
  • Conducted DNA hearings and trials, as well as cases involving sanity, consent and self-defense claims.
  • Arrange for testing of various types of physical evidence of ballistics and DNA analysis.
  • Tried several felony cases including child molestation, armed robbery and kidnapping.
  • Served search warrants on suspects/defendants and seize DNA evidence.
  • Prosecuted general felonies including murder, rape, kidnap, robbery, assault, narcotics trafficking, conspiracy, and embezzlement.
  • Drafted and argued oppositions to motions to dismiss in robbery, kidnapping, burglary and attempted murder cases.
  • Presented DNA evidence during a jury trial and at preliminary hearings, and fingerprint evidence at preliminary hearings.

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42. Criminal History

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Here's how Criminal History is used in District Attorney jobs:
  • Investigated into suspect's criminal history and summarized all information to generate an investigator report.
  • Compiled criminal history for out-of-state defendants.
  • Performed criminal background checks into the criminal history of recent arrestees.

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20 Most Common Skill for a District Attorney

Pre-Trial Motions21.8%
Criminal Investigations10%
Misdemeanor Cases6.5%
Legal Documents6.5%
Court Hearings5.9%
Crime Victims5.9%
Law Enforcement5.3%
Family Law5.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A District Attorney

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Pre-Trial Motions
Pre-Trial Motions
19.4%
19.4%
2
2
Criminal Investigations
Criminal Investigations
8.8%
8.8%
3
3
Misdemeanor Cases
Misdemeanor Cases
5.8%
5.8%
4
4
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
5.8%
5.8%
5
5
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
5.3%
5.3%
6
6
Crime Victims
Crime Victims
5.2%
5.2%
7
7
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
4.7%
4.7%
8
8
Family Law
Family Law
4.5%
4.5%
9
9
Misdemeanor Jury Trials
Misdemeanor Jury Trials
4.5%
4.5%
10
10
Crime Scenes
Crime Scenes
3.4%
3.4%
11
11
Child Support
Child Support
3.1%
3.1%
12
12
Preliminary Hearings
Preliminary Hearings
3%
3%
13
13
Insurance Defense
Insurance Defense
2.9%
2.9%
14
14
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
2.4%
2.4%
15
15
Grand Jury
Grand Jury
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Trial Preparation
Trial Preparation
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Plea Agreements
Plea Agreements
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Police Department
Police Department
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Child Abuse
Child Abuse
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Arrest Warrants
Arrest Warrants
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Homicide
Homicide
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Police Reports
Police Reports
1%
1%
23
23
Appellate Briefs
Appellate Briefs
1%
1%
24
24
Jury Instructions
Jury Instructions
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
DUI
DUI
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Juvenile Offenders
Juvenile Offenders
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Legal Intern
Legal Intern
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Counsel
Counsel
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Suppress Evidence
Suppress Evidence
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Voir Dire
Voir Dire
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
Expert Witnesses
Expert Witnesses
0.4%
0.4%
34
34
Criminal Charges
Criminal Charges
0.3%
0.3%
35
35
General Public
General Public
0.3%
0.3%
36
36
DWI
DWI
0.3%
0.3%
37
37
Federal Courts
Federal Courts
0.3%
0.3%
38
38
Juvenile Cases
Juvenile Cases
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Adas
Adas
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Nypd
Nypd
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
DNA
DNA
0.2%
0.2%
42
42
Criminal History
Criminal History
0.2%
0.2%

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