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State of Massachusetts Superior Court Assistant District Attorney in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office seeks to hire a full-time attorney who will join the Superior CourtProsecutionteam. * *Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply. _ _ The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office serves all 32 cities and towns in Berkshire County and is responsible forallcriminal prosecutions in Berkshire County. The Office handles cases in the County’s District Courts (including Jury sessions), Juvenile Courts, and Superior Court, and is responsible for all appeals to the State Appeals Court and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In addition, the Office provides critical services and programs to victims and their families and to the community at large. The Office is a Commonwealth agency, established in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 12, Sections 12 and 13. * Responsibilities: * * · This position is for a trial attorney with an emphasis on trying Sexual Assault, Firearm, Violent Crime and Narcotics cases in the Superior Court. * · Review case files, applicable statutes and case law, victim information and input, police reports and charging decisions made by police agencies and make appropriate recommendations and changes as needed. · Prepare and present cases to the Grand Jury for indictment consideration. · Handle all pre-trial motions, evidentiary and non-evidentiary motions to suppress and dismiss heard in the Jury session and prepare written memoranda and briefs where appropriate. · Prepare and present motions in limine and witness voir dire; motions for third-party records under Mass. R. Crim. Pro 17. · Interview police, civilian, and expert witnesses and prepare them to testify. · Draft opening statements and closing arguments, direct and cross examinations of witnesses, and review files for evidence preparation and presentation. · Review Model Jury Instructions for charges in the complaint and secure and present evidence necessary to prove all elements of each charged offense beyond a reasonable doubt. · Conference cases with victim witness advocates for trial preparation and dispositional decisions. Dispose of cases by plea, bench, or jury trial. Qualifications: · Juris Doctorate Degree from accredited law school. · Membership in Massachusetts Bar. · 3-4 years criminal litigation experience. · Preference is given to bilingual candidates. All full time positions offer a state benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance, life & disability insurance, retirement plans and paid vacation, personal and sick leave as well as paid parental leave. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background check. All positions serve at the pleasure of the District Attorney. The Superior Court ADA will report to the First Assistant District Attorney. Berkshire District Attorney's Office is an EEO Employer with a firm commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices. Salary: 90,000-$110,000 commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Contact.BerkshireDA-hiring@mass.gov *Job: Legal Services *Organization: Berkshire DA Office *Title: *Superior Court Assistant District Attorney Location: Massachusetts-Pittsfield-7 North Street Requisition ID: 240000HF

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