- New Orleans, LA, USA
- 80000-100000 per year Salary commensurate with experience
- Full Time
Eligible for a full benefits package.
ABOUT THE ORLEANS PARISH DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE (OPDA):
Jason Rogers Williams took office as the Orleans Parish District Attorney on January
11, 2021, and is building a 21st century prosecutors' office with a team of the best and brightest from around the country and a mission of being as smart on crime as the office has historically been tough on crime. New Orleans has led the world in convictions and incarceration for decades, without any corresponding decrease in crime. OPDA is simultaneously increasing safety and delivering justice with a laser focus on serious offenses and a belief that every New Orleanian deserves the presumption of innocence.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
In this role you will represent the State of Louisiana in all criminal matters before courts with jurisdiction in Orleans Parish. These courts include, but are not limited to: Municipal and Traffic Court, Juvenile Court, Criminal District Court, the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The District Screening ADAs are assigned to one of OPDA's eight regional Police Districts. ADAs will be the primary point of contact / liaison with the NOPD District Commanders and will be expected to represent the OPDA at all levels within that district. This may include attending off-site meetings at NOPD district level, neighbor associations, business organizations, citizens groups and the like. As crime may occur unevenly across the various NOPD districts, the District Screening ADA may be tasked with assisting their fellow District Screening ADAs with screening caseload/overflow as needed.
Additional typical duties include: reviewing felony and misdemeanor cases for prosecution; interacting with law enforcement, victims, and witnesses; drafting bills of information, motions, and other pleadings; presenting cases to the grand jury; representing the OPDA at preliminary or bond hearings; and performing legal research.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• Member of the Louisiana Bar in good standing
• At least five (5) years of relevant experience in criminal law.
• Ability to conduct legal research and apply legal analysis to factual scenarios
• Public speaking ability and effective communication skills
• Comfort with technology, including ability to learn case management software
• Ability to work flexible hours, including some weeks of over 40 hours
• Dependability in both attendance and work product
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
- Enrollment in the City of New Orleans health insurance plan
- 6.44 hours of sick leave and no fewer than 6.44 hours of vacation leave per month (6.44 hours per month = approximately 10 days per year)
- Enrollment in the Louisiana District Attorneys' Retirement System
- Enrollment in the Louisiana Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan
- Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
- A generous paid holiday schedule
- Frequent, free opportunities for Continuing Legal Education and other relevant training
OPDA is an equal opportunity employer. The office values a diverse workforce and
management reflective of the communities that it serves. OPDA adheres to a policy of
making employment, promotion, and other personnel decisions without regard to race,
culture, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status,
caregiver status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship, age, or disability.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION:
OPDA is dedicated to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and
inclusion. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge,
inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that OPDA
employees invest in their work represents a significant part of the office's culture, reputation,
and achievement. OPDA embraces and encourages employees' differences in age, color,
disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national
origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make its employees unique.