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Job Title: Prosecutor
Classification: Full-Time or Part-Time
Department: Prosecutor’s Office Department
Reports to: General Counsel
The Prosecutor Represent the Tribe in prosecution of adults and juveniles committing criminal acts within Tribal jurisdiction.
- Represents the Tribe in prosecution of adults and juveniles.
- Draft and review various legal complaints, pleadings, motions, discoveries, documents, and correspondence necessary.
- Prepare for and attend hearings and casework.
- Represent the Tribe at meetings, court proceedings and other functions.
- Assist with the development and maintenance of case files, calendars and databases.
- Assist in the development, revision and modification of the Tribe’s laws, resolutions and ordinances.
- Comply with tribal, state, and federal governmental regulations; maintaining an ethical practice in respect to the Tribe, Tribal Courts, judicial system and clients.
- Conduct all necessary case preparation before Tribal Court hearings and trial.
- Argue and present cases in Trial as appropriate in Tribal Court and appeals therefrom.
- Provide counsel and advice to Tribal Police on substantive issues. Assist the Tribal Police Department and other tribal agencies in developing and drafting codes, protocols, responses to victimization issues and other matters implicating tribal justice on the Reservation.
- May serve as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to prosecute cases in federal court as appropriate.
- Train and consult with the Tribal Police and other agencies as appropriate regarding tribal justice and victimization issues.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
- Considerable knowledge in legal and substantive Tribal and Federal laws and procedure.
- Knowledge of and experience in application of principles of jurisprudence and legal analysis, including a background in and knowledge of the American Bar Association Standards of Practice.
- Must have a Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent law degree from an accredited institution and be licensed to practice law in any state (preferably Texas) and in good standing with the respective state bar, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.
- Experience in providing training to tribal agencies and tribal members.
- Experience in drafting tribal codes.
- Experience as an attorney in state or federal court proceedings.
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