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Legal Case Writer

Legal Affairs with Bronx District Attorney's Office

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $62,215 per year

Work Location Bronx

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 17, 2023

Description Description

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.

Job Responsibilities:

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

Requirements Requirements

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.