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Legal Case Writer
Legal Affairs with Bronx District Attorney's Office
$62,215 per year
Last updated on Mar 17, 2023
The Bronx District Attorney’s Office is seeking a well-qualified staff whose diverse backgrounds reflect an ability to serve the over 1.4 million members of the Bronx County community and pursue a safer Bronx through fair justice. The Early Case Assessment Bureau (ECAB), is responsible for processing all Felony and Misdemeanor arrests issued by the New York City Police Department or other law enforcement agencies in Bronx County. The Legal Case Writer will be responsible for interviewing the arresting police officer, victims, and necessary witnesses to determine if the facts alleged should result in a criminal prosecution by the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, the Legal Case Writer will be responsible for obtaining the necessary case documents and initiating the Discovery process prior to the arraignment of cases.
Interview witnesses (law enforcement and civilian witnesses) and address inquiries regarding case status, procedural issues, and criminal charges
Analyze and assess factual scenarios (without taking notes) and prepare legal affidavits
Obtain all necessary documents and from NYPD and other agencies to aid in case assessment and discovery
Communicate and obtain any video/digital recordings like body cam video and prepare them for discovery
Review and edit Desk Appearance Tickets prepared by DAT writers.
Assist with other unit tasks and perform all other duties as assigned
Juris Doctor Degree required.
Familiarity with general court procedures, services, and functions
Computer literacy, proficiency in typing, and knowledge of Microsoft Office
Ability to effectively and professionally communicate and interact with supervisors, colleagues, law enforcement, civilians, District Attorney, and court personnel, as well as other agencies
Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail with the ability to handle a high volume of cases in a fast paced environment.
Ability to assess, draft, and type case synopsis and legal affidavits based upon facts presented.
Engage in witness contact and communication
Proficient in Microsoft Office, One Drive, and Adobe Pro
Ability to work days, nights, and weekends
Ability to take the initiative to implement systems that ensure work is done both accurately and efficiently
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.