Orleans Parish District Attorney
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 60000-75000 per year salary commensurate with experience
  • Salary
  • 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 lawyers 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 offense and a belief that every New Orleanian deserves the presumption of innocence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

This position is responsible for providing legal counsel and in-court representation of the District Attorney's Office on civil legal matters, including but not limited to civil asset forfeiture, bond forfeiture, public records requests, expungements, and name change petitions. Minimum 3 years civil experience as a licensed attorney. Prior government experience a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

· Member of the Louisiana Bar in good standing

· 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:

Salary commensurate with experience. New ADA hires may be eligible for:

· 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

ADA applications are considered on a rolling basis.

EEO STATEMENT:

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, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make its employees unique.

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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