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(35) Positions Listed

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (30)
Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, etc.) (0)
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (2)
CASC Positions (0)

Other Positions (3)




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Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

Carroll County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$56,700 to $59,500 annually

Start Date:

Open (Updated 6/28/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Carroll County is located in Southwestern Virginia, adjoining the Virginia/North Carolina state line. Interstate 77 runs through the heart of the County, climbing in elevation from about 1400 feet at the state line to over 2800 feet, with nearby peaks extending to 3390 feet. Multiple outdoor opportunities are located within the County, including the historic New River, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the New River Trail, along with nearby areas provide great opportunities for with hiking, camping, 4-wheeling, fishing, and hunting. Carroll County offers the opportunity for a more relaxed lifestyle, enhancing your quality of life. For the music lovers, the annual Galax Fiddler's Convention, the Galax Rex Theater, The Blue Ridge Music Center, and the Sun Music Hall in neighboring Floyd County. Andy Griffin's "Mayberry" is a short 30-minute drive down the mountain from Hillsville, the County Seat. Shopping and dining venues include many mom-and-pop establishments, while several larger venues are about an hour's drive away, including Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, Roanoke, Winston-Salem, and Wytheville. Nearby advanced learning opportunities include Virginia Tech, Radford University, Wake Forest University, and several community colleges. The Carroll County Commonwealth Attorney's Office includes the elected Commonwealth Attorney, his Chief Deputy, 2 Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys, and 2 Administrative Assistants. Recent state funding has allowed the hiring of up to 2 additional Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys and a Secretary. While each person has their respective primary responsibilities, the office is highly interactive, with the entire staff working together to address major cases. The Victim-Witness Coordinator's Office is located within the same suite to integrate all aspects of the prosecution team. We work hard, but we also enjoy sharing our time together. General Definition of Work - Performs difficult and complex professional work prosecuting cases for the Commonwealth Attorney's Office under policies established by the Elected Commonwealth Attorney, administratively managing the resources to fulfill goals and directives of the Commonwealth Attorney. - Prosecuting cases primarily at the General District Court and also the Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court levels. - Any other tasks or assignments as assigned by the Commonwealth's Attorney. - Work will also involve the overall practice of prosecuting cases at all levels of Courts in Virginia. Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Functions - Provides professional direction, evaluation, and advice to police agencies with regard to their administration. - Attends meetings and provides staff advice to the Commonwealth Attorney; attends a variety of meetings outside of normal work hours. - Provides public addresses to professional and community groups. - Exercises independent decision making on issues related to prosecution of crimes within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. - Must be able to try cases at all Court levels in the Commonwealth. Case load will include a large majority of General District Court cases, with cases in Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court as well.

Special Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Thorough knowledge of the organization, function and methods of operation of the Carroll County Commonwealth Attorney's Office; thorough knowledge of the Code of Virginia, other general statues, ordinances, and other legislation affecting the role of prosecution of crimes. Education and Experience - Bachelor's Degree and Law Degree, and - Possess a current Virginia Bar License and must not have any disciplinary actions by the Virginia State Bar within the past 3 years, and - PREFERRED: 3+ years experience as a prosecutor or similar experience in the practice of law. Physical Requirements This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work frequently standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic). Special Requirements - Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. - Valid Virginia State Bar license.

Contact:

Jennifer Spangler

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

605-11 Pine Street Hillsville, VA 24343

E-mail:

Jennifer.spangler@carrollcountyva.gov



Locality:

City of Lynchburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting salary of $62,500, additional salary is negotiable and will be based on prior years of experience, Virginia Retirement System, Health\Dental\Vision, Paid Time Off, ability to apply for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted 6/28/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

The desired Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney will work with attorneys and staff within the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Team in preparing and in prosecuting domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking cases and a variety of other misdemeanor and felony cases within the City of Lynchburg. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Review case files to determine the witnesses necessary for all court hearings, assuring that all required witnesses are subpoenaed to appear; • Conduct bond hearings for incarcerated defendants, making recommendations to the court regarding appropriate bond amounts and conditions necessary to ensure victim and community safety; • Determine whether additional investigation is necessary and refer matters to the In-House Investigator and/or police department for further information and investigation; • In conjunction with the Lynchburg Victim/Witness Program, meet with victims to gather information, perform risk/safety assessments, construct safety plans, assess the need for additional services and referrals, discuss the court process and discuss potential dispositions of the case; • Conduct appropriate legal research for assigned cases and prepare memoranda of law when necessary; • Provide program partners with periodic updates on the law regarding domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and protective orders; • Make determinations regarding appropriate disposition of charges, including plea agreements, taking into consideration the severity of the offense, the vulnerability of the victim, the safety of the victim and his/her capacity to testify, the strength of the case, the relationship history between the parties, and the offender's prior court involvement; • Track and review deferred dispositions of Assault & Battery of a Family/Household Member on a regular basis to ensure offender compliance; • Notify the court and request revocation proceedings when an offender has violated the conditions of any deferred disposition; • Perform any other responsibilities or special assignments as designated by the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law, and must be an active member of the Virginia State Bar (must provide proof of good standing), and a desire to work with victims and diverse populations.

Contact:

Donna Nash

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

901 Church Street, 3rd Floor, Lynchburg, VA 24504

E-mail:

dnash@ocalynchburg.com



Locality:

City of Danville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney I (2 positions available)

Salary/Salary Range:

$59,532-$62,307

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 6/28/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Performs a variety of assignments in support of prosecutorial legal services; provides prosecutorial legal services on selected case; does related work as required. Provides research and preparation in support of major criminal cases; represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in some civil and all criminal cases; e.g. OSHA cases, traffic cases, all misdemeanor cases and some felony cases. Under close supervision, prosecutes traffic, misdemeanor, and selected felony cases in the General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and the Circuit Court. These duties include research, witness interviews, and presentation of cases at trial. Tact and discretion are required as well as establishing and maintaining effective relationships with other judicial and law enforcement agencies. Maintaining accurate files, documenting in writing all actions and providing sufficient justification to support recommendations are also required.

Special Requirements:

Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of law, particularly criminal law and procedure; Knowledge of legal research methodology; Knowledge of the Code of Professional Responsibility for Attorneys; Skill in the preparation of legal briefs and memoranda of law; Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement and judicial personnel as well as members of the public. Minimum qualifications: Graduate of accredited law school; Active membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and eligibility to practice law in the State of Virginia and the Federal District Courts.

Contact:

Donna Hyler

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

341 Main Street, Ste 200, Danville, VA 24541

E-mail:

hylerdc@danvilleva.gov



Locality:

City of Richmond

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary depending on experience, plus benefits

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 6/17/22)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Prosecuting attorney with responsibilities for felony and misdemeanor offenses in the JDR, General District and Circuit Courts.

Special Requirements:

Applicant must be a member of the Virginia State Bar. Prior prosecutorial or criminal defense experience preferred but not required. Interested candidates should email resumes to beverly.s.harris@richmondgov.com

Contact:

Beverly Harris

Title:

Director of Finance

Address

400 North 9th Street, Suite 100, Richmond, Virginia 23219

E-mail:

beverly.s.harris@richmondgov.com



Locality:

Tazewell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$59,532 + benefits

Start Date:

Employment start date TBD (Posted June 6, 2022)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Primary responsibilities will be prosecuting criminal matters in the Tazewell County General District Court, the Tazewell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and the Tazewell County Circuit Court. This position will involve a heavy case load of misdemeanor prosecutions and will be responsible for advising law enforcement officers in criminal investigations and related matters, writing briefs and legal research. Litigation experience preferred.

Special Requirements:

Licensed and in good standing with Virginia State Bar

Contact:

Lisa Rasnick

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address

P.O. Box 946, Tazewell, VA 24651

E-mail:

lisa.rasnick@cwa.tazewellcounty.org



Locality:

Greene County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (2 Positions)

Salary/Salary Range:

$78,000.00

Start Date:

1 July 2022, or as soon thereafter as possible. Approximately October/November 2022.

Closing Date:

When position is filled

Description of job:

Greene County seeks a full-time prosecutor dedicated to the efficient, effective, and ethical prosecution of defendants and comprehensive representation of crime victims and witnesses. As a small community in Central Virginia, Greene County is the ideal location for prosecutors by providing ample opportunity to gain significant criminal law and some civil law experience with the prosecution of felonies and misdemeanors stemming from a wide variety of charges and case facts in all 3 courts. The Greene County Court schedule is typically as follows: Circuit Court: Mondays and Tuesdays. General District Court: Wednesdays. Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court: Thursdays. Benefits package includes competitive salary, health insurance, and state retirement (VRS). A healthy work-life balance is easily achieved in Greene County as it is home to an array of personal and social experiences, including touring historical sites and wineries, antique shopping, and all outdoor activities – hiking, biking, camping, and fishing – in Shenandoah National Park which extends along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Greene County is just minutes away from Downtown Charlottesville and Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. In addition, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Virginia’s capital city of Richmond are easily reached from Greene County. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior experience as a prosecutor preferred but not required.

Special Requirements:

Please submit a resume to the Greene County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office via email to econsolvo@gcva.us.

Contact:

Win Consolvo

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Post Office Box 1028, Stanardsville VA 22973

E-mail:

econsolvo@gcva.us



Locality:

City of Hampton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II – GDC (2 Positions, in addition to the ACAII -JDR position listed separately on this website)

Salary/Salary Range:

$77,000

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted 5/19/22)

Closing Date:

When filled.

Description of job:

Please see job description on hampton.gov/hire website.

Special Requirements:

Candidates must have Juris Doctorate and be members of the Virginia State Bar in good standing at the time of application. Applications must be submitted through the hampton.gov website process.

Contact:

Karen A. Rucker

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

236 North King Street, Hampton, VA 23669

E-mail:

krucker@hampton.gov



Locality:

City of Hampton

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney II – JDR Court

Salary/Salary Range:

$77,000

Start Date:

Negotiable (Posted 5/19/22)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Please see job description on hampton.gov/hire website

Special Requirements:

Candidates must have Juris Doctorate and be members of the Virginia State Bar in good standing at the time of application. Applications must be submitted through the hampton.gov website process.

Contact:

Karen A. Rucker

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

236 North King Street, Hampton, VA 23669

E-mail:

krucker@hampton.gov



Locality:

City of Martinsville

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$57,798

Start Date:

July 1, 2022 (Posted 5/19/22)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities involve extensive trial work in General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and Circuit Court, as well as responding to appeals, and any other duties assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney

Special Requirements:

Law Degree, and passed the Virginia State Bar.

Contact:

Andrew Hall or Nancy Sherman

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Martinsville, VA

Address

55 West Church Street, PO Box 1311, Martinsville, VA

E-mail:

ahall@ci.martinsville.va.us or nsherman@ci.martinsville.va.us



Locality:

Augusta County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$62,509 + Benefits

Start Date:

Immediate Opening, Start Date Flexible (Amended May 17, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities include prosecution of felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses in GDC, JDR and Circuit Courts.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly in writing and work well in a team environment. Prior experience as a prosecutor preferred, but not required.

Contact:

A letter of interest and resume may be turned in at the Commonwealth\'s Attorney\'s Office, at the office address below, or by email to the address below. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to bring a writing sample and list of references. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Title:

 

Address

6 E. Johnson Street, 1st Floor, Staunton, Virginia 24401

E-mail:

tmartin@co.augusta.va.us with copy to pcampbell@co.augusta.va.us



Locality:

Wythe County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney ATTI

Salary/Salary Range:

Set by Compensation Board of Virginia, currently set at $67,825

Start Date:

TBD (Posted May 16, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Performs professional and legal work of the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Work involves prosecuting persons suspected of violating state and local laws on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney prosecutes criminal cases in all county courts. 1. Prepares and prosecutes misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, General District Court, and Circuit Court. 2. Screens cases for prosecution. 3. Performs legal research. 4. Locates and interviews trial witnesses. 5. Prepares motions, orders, and other documents related to a case. 6. Investigates terms and conditions of bonds. 7. Prepares legal briefs and petitions to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. 8. Keeps abreast of appellate court opinions and understands their application to cases. 9. Maintains current knowledge of trends, legal issues and rulings, court opinions, legal procedures, and new state and local laws. 10. Provides services to the community outside of business hours, such as educational trainings for law enforcement, students, and civic groups. 11. Performs other tasks related to employment as required by the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Special Requirements:

1. Ability to perform intricate and rapid legal research and to prepare legal briefs to trial and appellate courts. 2. Ability to communicate effectively with law enforcement, expert witnesses, lay witnesses, and victims. 3. Ability to prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a short period of time. 4. Ability to establish and maintain constructive, effective, and professional relationships with fellow attorneys, public officials, judicial officers, and the public. 5. Ability to present ideas and provide counsel effectively in writing and orally to professionals and lay persons. 6. Ability to manage a large caseload. 7. Strong writing and oral presentation skills a must. Other Requirements: 1. Must have satisfactory results of a criminal history background check. 2. Must be a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia and possess a Virginia State Bar license that is active.

Contact:

Interested applicants should submit a state application, resume and cover letter to: Michael D. Jones

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney of Wythe County

Address

235 South 4th Street, Suite 105 Wytheville, Virginia 24382 (276-223-4130) voice

E-mail:

commatty@wytheco.org



Locality:

Campbell County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

59,000-85,000

Start Date:

July 1, 2022 (Posted 5/13/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Prosecute all types of crime in all three trial courts. Responsible for all levels of case preparation and trial.

Special Requirements:

Candidates should demonstrate an interest and commitment to prosecution. Apply via below posted link.

Contact:

Paul A. McAndrews

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 236 Rustburg VA 24588

E-mail:

https://bit.ly/3MdkUaJ



Locality:

York County/City of Poquoson

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,442.00 - $67,611.00

Start Date:

May 2022 (Posted May 2, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Serves as prosecutor for the Commonwealth of Virginia; gathers and analyzes evidence in cases and reviews pertinent decisions, policies, regulations, and other legal matters pertaining to the case; interviews witnesses; determines whether or not to charge a defendant, whether to offer plea agreements, and determines how to try the case; appears against accused in court and presents evidence and argument. Interviews and prepares witnesses; responds to questions from the general public and law enforcement personnel. Performs legal research to support cases being prosecuted; analyzes evidence and documents. Prepares legal briefs and memoranda.

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law and some legal experience. Depending on the functional assignment, other specialized training and experience may be required. Currently Licensed to practice Law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Contact:

Sue Stroup You can apply for this position at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/yorkcountyva

Title:

Administrative Coordinator

Address

300 Ballard St. Yorktown, VA 23690

E-mail:

Susan.Stroup@yorkcounty.gov



Locality:

Shenandoah County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$ 56,597 – $ 90,000 plus benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted 4/26/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled.

Description of job:

Duties include, but not limited to, prosecuting felony, misdemeanor and delinquency matters in all courts on behalf of the Commonwealth and local jurisdictions. Applicant must perform any and all other responsibilities as assigned. Applicant must be able to handle case preparation and court dockets, perform legal research, prepare and respond to motions, briefs and memorandum, and advise local law enforcement.

Special Requirements:

Applicant must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and be in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. Submit resume, references and a writing sample.

Contact:

Amanda McDonald Wiseley

Title:

Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

215 Mill Road, Suite 109, Woodstock, Virginia 22664

E-mail:

awiseley@shenandoahcountyva.us



Locality:

Culpeper County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$70,000-$75,000

Start Date:

To Be Determined (Posted 4/25/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Performs professional legal work for the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney. Work involves prosecuting persons suspected of violating State and local laws on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employees in this class prosecute criminal cases in all county courts. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Prepares and prosecutes misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in juvenile, domestic relations, general district and/or circuit courts. a. Screens cases for prosecution; determines proper charges b. Performs legal research c. Locates witnesses d. Prepares case documents e. Presents cases in court f. Negotiates with defense attorneys 2. Attends/participates in arraignments of defendants in criminal cases. Investigates terms and conditions of bond. 3. Works with Crime Victims Advocate. 4. Prepares legal briefs/petitions to the Appellate Court. Keeps abreast of appellate court opinions and understands their application to similar cases. 5. Responds to customer requests and inquiries. 6. Maintains current knowledge of trends, legal issues and rulings, court opinions, legal procedures, new State and local laws, etc.

Special Requirements:

• Comprehensive knowledge of Virginia criminal and traffic laws, Virginia criminal procedures, Virginia and Federal constitutional issues, as well as local rules of court and trial practice. • Ability to perform intricate and rapid legal research, and to prepare legal briefs to trial and appellate courts. • Ability to communicate effectively with law enforcement personnel, expert witnesses, lay witnesses, and victim witnesses. • Ability to prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a short period of time. Comprehensive working knowledge of efficient office procedures, and the ability to establish and maintain constructive, effective and professional relationships with fellow attorneys, public officials, judicial officers and the public. • Ability to present ideas and provide counsel effectively in writing and orally to professionals and lay persons. Ability to manage a large caseload. • Knowledge of computerized word processing, email communications and electronic case. Minimum Qualifications & Experience Juris Doctorate degree. Licensed to practice law in the State of Virginia. Special Requirements Must possess satisfactory results of a criminal history background check.

Contact:

Stacy Bertsch You can apply for position at http://web.culpepercounty.gov

Title:

Human Resources Coordinator

Address

302 North Main Street Culpeper, VA 22701

E-mail:

sbertsch@culpepercounty.gov



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Up to 90,731.00 depending on qualifications. Plus benefits

Start Date:

July 1, 2022 (Posted 4/20/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Requires a Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school and a license to practice in Virginia; five (5) or more years' experience practicing as an attorney in criminal law/prosecution and/or defense. Must have extensive jury trial experience. Must be a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. This is an at will position; the Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney serves at the pleasure of and under the direction of the Commonwealth' s Attorney. Duties include but not limited to prosecution of Felonies, Class 1 and 2 Misdemeanors in the General District Court, assisting with supervising the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court including training and prosecuting the complex cases that arise in that court. Preparation of cases for preliminary hearing including performing legal research, interviewing witnesses, reviewing body camera videos, preparing discovery and motion responses, and the vertical prosecution of cases certified. Experience prosecuting Asset Forfeiture cases. Ability to exercise sound discretion and leadership, advises law enforcement and the public as needed. Advises court services, magistrates, and the public as well as provides guidance and direction to the attorneys in the office including but not limited to follow up, strategy, whether to present additional charges for indictment. Prosecutes complex criminal cases. Ability to manage large docket of various cases, as well as extensive Jury Trial experience.

Special Requirements:

Apply by submitting resume and cover letter with references included via e-mail.

Contact:

Melissa B. Adams

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth' s Attorney

Address

Petersburg, Va

E-mail:

m.adams@petersburgcommonwealth.org



Locality:

City of Newport News

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (2 Full-time positions open)

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible (Posted 4/9/22)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

Since this office is engaged in Community Prosecution, not only will this attorney be prosecuting a wide variety of felony criminal offenses as well as certain misdemeanor offenses including DUIs in General District and Circuit Court, but will also work to build strong partnerships with law enforcement and the community, to include working closely with community members to identify and solve problems.

Special Requirements:

Innovation, creativity, and an ability to work with all types of people are necessary. Please submit cover letter and resume to the email address listed below. Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required.

Contact:

To apply for any of these positions, please contact Howard E. Gwynn by phone or email below. 757-926-7372

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

2501 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor Newport News, VA 23607

E-mail:

gwynnhe@nnva.gov



Locality:

Southampton County/City of Franklin

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,000 with benefits

Start Date:

Available May 1, 2022 (Posted 4/8/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

We have an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I position open in Southampton County, Virginia. Job is open and available immediately. Starting salary is 65K with benefits. We are looking for a Virginia licensed attorney with a clean criminal background and a desire to prosecute criminal cases in all of the trial courts in the City of Franklin and Southampton County, Virginia. Trial experience and competence with technology are desirable but not required. For new attorneys, this small office (9 employees) is a great place to learn to be an excellent trial attorney and to become part of a rural community in Southeastern Virginia. The successful applicant will get plenty of mentorship and trial experience. Submit resume to Eric Cooke at ecooke@shcwa.org

Special Requirements:

Virginia State Bar, Clean criminal background

Contact:

Eric Cooke

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P.O. Box 346, Courtland, VA 23837

E-mail:

ecooke@shcwa.org



Locality:

Mecklenburg County

Job Title:

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Prosecutor

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable based upon experience

Start Date:

Immediately (Posted January 14, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

This is a VSDVVF grant funded position with a generous county supplement. In the event DCJS stops funding the grant, the Mecklenburg County Administrator and Board of Supervisors have agreed to fully fund the position. The primary goals of this position are to prosecute domestic violence, crimes against children, and sexual assaults. This position is responsible for the majority of prosecutions in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court with additional duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to process information quickly, and ideally have some familiarity with Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court procedures. The ideal applicant will also possess a team-oriented outlook and be able to work well with others in a congenial small office environment.

Special Requirements:

Currently licensed to practice law in Virginia preferred. Bar results pending is also appropriate for applicants. Some experience preferred. Apply by cover letter and resume with references via e-mail or U.S. Mail.

Contact:

R. Allen Nash

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

Post Office Box 7 Boydton, Virginia 23917

E-mail:

Allen.nash@mecklenburgva.com



Locality:

Patrick County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Starting salary is $59,532 and will be based upon experience - Full-Time with Benefits (Health/Dental/Vision, Virginia Retirement System, and Paid Time Off)

Start Date:

To be determined. (Posted March 8, 2022)

Closing Date:

When filled

Description of job:

Prosecute felony and misdemeanor cases in GDC, JDR, and Circuit Court. Our office does vertical prosecution on cases assigned. On occasion, act as special prosecutor in other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Responsible for all duties of the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney whenever the Commonwealth’s Attorney is unavailable to perform those duties. Other duties as assigned by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Must be able to manage a large caseload and prepare and present complex cases before a trial court in a short period of time. Must be able to communicate clearly in writing and orally with law enforcement personnel, expert witnesses, lay witnesses, and victim/witnesses. Must work well in a team environment, including within established multi-disciplinary teams. Must exhibit steadfast commitment to fairness and public service. Must also exercise tact, courtesy and discretion in frequent contact with crime victims, suspects, law enforcement and judicial officials, public officials, and the general public.

Special Requirements:

Background check and admission to the Virginia State Bar are required. Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume and references.

Contact:

Dayna Bobbitt

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

124 Slusher Street, P.O. Box 268, Stuart, VA 24171

E-mail:

dbobbitt@co.Patrick.Va.us



Locality:

Orange County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, Career Prosecutor Program as eligible.

Start Date:

Employment start date TBD (Posted 3/11/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. This office employs a vertical prosecution approach to maximize the experience in all three Courts for the prosecuting attorney. This position will share the responsibility for the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court and General District Court and in the Circuit Court for direct indictments and cases arising from the District Courts. A five (5) attorney office, we expect that the successful candidate work as an experienced trial litigator within the team. With minimal supervision: effectively prosecute complex criminal cases, including case and trial preparation for bench and jury trials; witness interview; negotiations with opposing counsel; preparation of jury instructions and voir dire; work closely with the Victim-Witness Program and associated agencies such as the Department of Forensic Sciences, Office of the Medical Examiner, and law enforcement agencies and prosecutors on the local, state, and federal level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in prosecuting animal neglect and forfeiture cases, and to candidates with experience in Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court.

Special Requirements:

Requirements: Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited law school. Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court. Completion of continuing education courses in all categories of criminal law. At least two (2) years of experience as a criminal prosecutor preferred but will consider seasoned attorney with an equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thorough knowledge and use of criminal law and procedure, Rules of Evidence, and the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Strict compliance with the Virginia Code of Professional Ethics. Ability to speak extemporaneously and persuasively. Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationship with co-workers, law enforcement officers, City and State officials’ agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette.

Contact:

Please send all responses and inquiries to the attention of The Honorable Diana O’Connell

Title:

Orange County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 310 Orange, Virginia 22960

E-mail:

doconnell@orangecountyva.gov



Locality:

City of Norfolk

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (III/II/I)

Salary/Salary Range:

ACA III: $84,855.94 ACA II: $74,000.00 ACA I: $67,000.00 All positions offer VRS and Benefits

Start Date:

ASAP (Posted March 2, 2022)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramin Fatehi seeks prosecutors dedicated to the principles of public safety, equity, honesty, and fairness. Norfolk is a busy jurisdiction of 40 prosecutors and 45 staff, with ample opportunity for gaining experience early and for working on interesting and advanced cases. The office prosecutes all felony cases and selected misdemeanors, including domestic-violence, stalking, intoxicated driving, and firearms offenses. The office believes in data-driven, evidence-based processes that promote accountability for violent crime and opportunities in other cases for rehabilitation, diversion, and restoration where possible. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys serve under the supervision of a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney and the mentorship of two Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys and rotate through four divisions in the office, all dedicated to vertical prosecution: Two Community Prosecution Teams corresponding to the City’s First and Second Police Precincts; a Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Team prosecuting cases originating in that Court; and a Community Outreach Team responsible for participants in the Drug, Mental Health, Veterans Track, and Reentry Court Programs and in Virginia’s first Family Justice Center.

Special Requirements:

ACA III: Minimum of eight years of prior prosecution experience, including substantial experience in the prosecution of homicides, high-complexity white-collar crime, or equivalent matters sufficient to allow for the first-chair prosecution of murder cases under minimal supervision. ACA II: Minimum of three years of prior prosecution experience, including experience trying jury cases in Circuit Court. Experience in the briefing and argument of pretrial and post-trial motions, including motions to suppress and motions in limine. Strong knowledge of federal and Virginia case law relating to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. ACA I: A Virginia law license in good standing at the commencement of work. Applicants awaiting bar results are welcome to apply, but all offers to such applicants are contingent on successful passage of and admission to the Bar. Prior experience as a public defender, criminal-defense lawyer, public interest lawyer, innocence lawyer, probation officer, police officer, or federal/state judicial law clerk preferred but not required. Prior experience with Prosecutor by Karpel, evidence.com, or other case management or digital-evidence management systems a plus. Per City of Norfolk policy, all new employees must provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a valid medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

Contact:

Hon. Ramin Fatehi

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

800 E City Hall Ave Ste 600 Norfolk, VA 23510-2719

E-mail:

ramin.fatehi@norfolk.gov



Locality:

Orange County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, Career Prosecutor Program as eligible.

Start Date:

March 15, 2022 (Posted 2/14/22)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

This is an at-will position which serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. This office employs a vertical prosecution approach to maximize the experience in all three Courts for the prosecuting attorney. This position will share the responsibility for the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court and General District Court and in the Circuit Court for direct indictments and cases arising from the District Courts. A five (5) attorney office, we expect that the successful candidate work as an experienced trial litigator within the team. With minimal supervision: effectively prosecute complex criminal cases, including case and trial preparation for bench and jury trials; witness interview; negotiations with opposing counsel; preparation of jury instructions and voir dire; work closely with the Victim-Witness Program and associated agencies such as the Department of Forensic Sciences, Office of the Medical Examiner, and law enforcement agencies and prosecutors on the local, state, and federal level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in prosecuting animal neglect and forfeiture cases, and to candidates with experience in Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court.

Special Requirements:

Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduation from an accredited law school. Active Membership in good standing in the Virginia State Bar and a license in good standing from the Virginia Supreme Court. Completion of continuing education courses in all categories of criminal law. At least two (2) years of experience as a criminal prosecutor preferred but will consider seasoned attorney with an equivalent combination of education and experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thorough knowledge and use of criminal law and procedure, Rules of Evidence, and the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Strict compliance with the Virginia Code of Professional Ethics. Ability to speak extemporaneously and persuasively. Ability to express complex ideas orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationship with co-workers, law enforcement officers, City and State officials’ agencies and the general public and possess professional telephone etiquette.

Contact:

Please send all responses and inquiries to the attention of The Honorable Diana O’Connell

Title:

Orange County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 310 Orange, Virginia 22960

E-mail:

doconnell@orangecountyva.gov



Locality:

Prince Edward County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$58,158.00 + benefits

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted 2/14/22)

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

An Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney will prosecute misdemeanor, traffic, and felony cases in Prince Edward County, provide assistance to law enforcement officers and the public as needed, and other assigned tasks as requested.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. At least one year of experience is preferred but not required.

Contact:

Megan L. Clark Email a cover letter, resume, reference list, and writing sample to mclark@co.prince-edward.va.us

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 266 Farmville, VA 23901

E-mail:

mclark@co.prince-edward.va.us



Locality:

City of Chesapeake

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney I, II and III

Salary/Salary Range:

ACA I – $64,885 - $85,973 ACA II – $71,219 - $94,366 ACA III - $86,358 - $114,425 Salary commensurate with experience

Start Date:

Immediate (Posted 2/9/22)

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Prosecution of certain misdemeanors, including but not limited to, DUIs, animal abuse cases, crimes on school property and domestic violence in the General District and Juvenile Courts and misdemeanor appeals in Circuit Court. Preparation and trial of all felonies, including but not limited to drug cases, crimes of violence, vehicular manslaughter, larceny, fraud cases and any other assignments as made by the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Prosecution of felony cases in J&D Court, General District Court and Circuit Court. This Office practices vertical prosecution.

Special Requirements:

If recent graduate, an internship in prosecutor’s office and/or a trial advocacy course is preferable. Candidates should submit a writing sample and three (3) references with resume.

Contact:

DJ Hansen

Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

307 Albemarle Drive Suite 200A Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

E-mail:

dhansen@cityofchesapeake.net



Locality:

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

Job Title:

ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,000.00 PENDING BUDGET APPROVAL; FULL TIME WITH BENEFITS

Start Date:

3/1/22 (Posted 2/8/22)

Closing Date:

4/1/22 OR WHEN FILLED

Description of job:

FOURTH ATTORNEY IN A MEDIUM SIZED RURAL OFFICE; WIDE VARIETY OF TRIAL AND COURTROOM EXPERIENCE; SUPERVISED BY THREE ATTORNEYS WITH OVER 70 YEARS COLLECTIVE PROSECUTORIAL EXPERIENCE; TOP NOTCH SUPPORT STAFF AND VICTIM/WITNESS PROGRAM IN HOUSE.

Special Requirements:

ACTIVE OR PENDING BAR MEMBERSHIP; SOME PRIOR EXPOSURE TO PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IS PREFERRED

Contact:

SUBMIT RESUME, WRITING SAMPLE AND BRUNSWICK COUNTY APPLICATION TO LEZLIE S. GREEN

Title:

COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Address

202 N MAIN STREET, LAWRENCEVILLE, VIRGINIA 23868 (POST OFFICE BOX 797)

E-mail:

LGREEN@OCABRUNSWICKVA.ORG



Locality:

Bedford County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$59,500

Start Date:

TBD (Updated 12/28/21)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

The job includes the prosecution of criminal and traffic offenses in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts. Candidates must possess a degree from an accredited law school and be immediately eligible to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Full benefits package.

Special Requirements:

To apply for positions with the Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, please go to bedfordcountyva.gov/jobs

Contact:

Angela Overstreet (email preferred)

Title:

Office Administrator

Address

123 East Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523

E-mail:

aoverstreet@bedfordcountyva.gov



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$100,000.00-$120,000.00

Start Date:

2022 (Posted 12/21/21)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Primary duties include overseeing daily dockets that are not otherwise assigned, including trials of a wide variety of misdemeanors and felony cases, preliminary hearings, motions, and appeals, as well as handling assigned cases in your specialized unit: Violent Crimes, Special Victims, Special Investigations, Domestic Violence, and Juvenile Offenders. Duties also include serving as “Duty Attorney” and responding to calls and questions from citizens, law enforcement and defense attorneys on a rotating basis, attending relevant trainings, and engaging in service to connect with the community we serve.

Special Requirements:

Active Member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing and five or more years of criminal prosecution or criminal defense experience

Contact:

The Honorable Amy Ashworth: Email Cover letter, resume, and writing sample to cwaoffice@pwcgov.org Commonwealth’s Attorney

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Avenue, Suite 200, Manassas, VA 20110

E-mail:

cwaoffice@pwcgov.org



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

$72,162.00 - $100,000.00 Annually

Start Date:

Immediate Opening (Posted December 3, 2021)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

Primary duties include overseeing daily dockets that are not otherwise assigned, including trials of a wide variety of misdemeanors and felony cases, preliminary hearings, motions, and appeals, as well as handling assigned cases not handled by Senior Assistants and Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorneys in all levels of court. Duties also include serving as “Duty Attorney” and responding to calls and questions from citizens, police officers and defense attorneys on a rotating basis, attending relevant trainings, ride-alongs with law enforcement and engaging in service to connect with the community we serve.

Special Requirements:

 

Contact:

The Honorable Amy Ashworth: Email Cover letter, resume, and writing sample to cwaoffice@pwcgov.org

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Avenue, Suite 200, Manassas, VA 20110

E-mail:

cwaoffice@pwcgov.org



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney I

Salary/Salary Range:

Negotiable

Start Date:

To Be Determined (Posted 10/19/21)

Closing Date:

Open until Filled

Description of job:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Preparing and prosecuting cases in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts in a vertical prosecution office. Attorney must exhibit the ability to exercise discretion, prioritize effectively, and demonstrate leadership skills as well as possess persuasive oral and written argument skills. Solid trial advocacy skills are necessary combined with a knowledge of the law and rules of evidence and court procedures. Jury trial experience required. Attorneys must be able to perform in a team-work environment interacting with law enforcement, victim advocates, as well as with victims and witnesses daily. Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Special Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of law. Active member of the Virginia State Bar in good standing. Criminal law and trial experience preferred. Submit cover letter, current writing sample related to criminal law references, and resume via email to: m.adams@petersburgcommonwealth.org Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia.

Contact:

Ms. Melissa Adams, E-mail communication preferred. No phone calls.

Title:

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803

E-mail:

m.adams@petersburgcommonwealth.org



Specialized Positions (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Insurance Fraud, etc.)


NONE AT THIS TIME


Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Positions

Locality:

City of Alexandria

Job Title:

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Equal Opportunity Employer: The Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has a strong commitment to the principle of inclusion and actively encourages applications from diverse candidates.

Salary/Salary Range:

$113,328 —$129,319 plus benefits D.O.Q Highly qualified candidates will be contacted and moved forward in the hiring process. Telephone inquiries are strongly discouraged..

Start Date:

Employment start date TBD. (Posted 6/6/2022)

Closing Date:

Applications will be accepted between June 8, 2022, and July 6, 2022. Applications received outside of those dates will not be considered.

Description of job:

Overview: The Commonwealth’s Attorney's Office for the City of Alexandria is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney. The candidate selected will be responsible for the daily supervision of a team of attorneys, as well as the prosecution of serious crimes such as murder. Minimum Requirements: Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Virginia and be a member of the Virginia State Bar. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a criminal attorney. Both prosecution and defense experience count toward this requirement. Candidates should have significant experience trying complex felony jury trials. Candidates should possess leadership skills such as social intelligence, strategic thinking, and team building.

Special Requirements:

Preferred Requirements: Experience litigating murder and other complex cases. Extensive experience as a prosecutor. Supervisory experience. Experience teaching constitutional law or trial practice to attorneys or law enforcement officers. Proficiency in a foreign language, particularly Spanish or Arabic.

Contact:

Applications should comprise a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample. Applications must be submitted electronically to Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter at: bryan.porter@alexandriava.gov.

Title:

Commonwealth's Attorney

Address

 

E-mail:

bryan.porter@alexandriava.gov



Locality:

Alleghany County

Job Title:

Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney

Salary/Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience / plus full benefits

Start Date:

TBD (Posted 3/31/22)

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Description of job:

Seeking an experienced prosecutor / trial attorney to serve as the Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in a vertical prosecution office. Duties will include assisting the Commonwealth’s Attorney with office administration and supervision as well as mentoring other attorneys. Caseload will cover a full range of felony and misdemeanor cases in Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts with a focus on more complex and high profile felony cases. Additionally, our responsibilities include interacting with the Alleghany Highlands community and advising multiple law enforcement agencies on a regular basis. A thorough knowledge of the law, solid trial skills and a strong work ethic are required. We also seek a team player to join our collegial office environment.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Virginia. Prior trial experience (including jury trials) required. Prosecution experience preferred.

Contact:

Ann Gardner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

P. O. Box 859, Covington, Virginia 24426

E-mail:

alleghanycntyca@co.alleghany.va.us



CASC Positions


NONE AT THIS TIME


Other Positions

Locality:

Rockingham County/City of Harrisonburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

Job Title:

Summer/Fall/Winter Intern (Posted September 23, 2021)

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

Flexible

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Description of job:

• Our office is looking for current law students with an interest in criminal law for internship positions during the fall and spring semesters. • • Interns will likely be asked to assist with legal research, draft briefs/memos, review discovery material (including body worn cameras and prisoner communications), and generally assist attorneys with the prosecution of misdemeanors and felonies in General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, and the Circuit Court. Interns will have the opportunity to observe the proceedings in all three courts. • • Students with a third year practice certificate will be encouraged to prepare and prosecute misdemeanors and felonies with appropriate attorney supervision. • • Please send cover letter and resume to aevans@rockinghamcountyva.gov. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Special Requirements:

Third year practice certificate preferred, although not required.

Contact:
Title:

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney/Intern Coordinator

Address

53 Court Square, Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

E-mail:

aevans@rockinghamcountyva.gov



Locality:

Prince William County

Job Title:

Legal Internship

Salary/Salary Range:

Unpaid

Start Date:

Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Description of job:

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park is providing a select number of unpaid internship positions for the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2022. These internships will be provided to law students in furtherance of their legal education. Law students applying for an internship are encouraged to have their Third-Year Practice Certificate, but other students will also be thoroughly considered. About the Legal Internship Program Our legal internship programs provide an opportunity for law students to earn valuable hands-on experience by participating in the day-to-day work of a prosecutor's office. Interns will be fully immersed in the criminal justice system and work one-on-one with a diverse array of attorneys in aspects of the job ranging from case preparation to assisting in litigating cases in the courtroom. Length of Internship Internships will last between 8 to 20 weeks, excluding weeks in which the intern does not work. While the office does not require a full-time commitment, a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week is required. Please send the following application documents to CWOffice@pwcgov.org in an email with one of the following headings: “Fall 2022 Undergraduate Internship” “Spring 2022 Undergraduate Internship” “Summer 2022 Undergraduate Internship” And indicate within the body of the email which season you wish to enter an internship with our office.

Special Requirements:

Resume (Required) Cover Letter (Required) Writing Sample (Required)

Contact:

Gabriel Passos

Title:

Executive Aide to Amy Ashworth, Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

9311 Lee Ave. Suite 200 Manassas VA 20110

E-mail:

CWOffice@pwcgov.org



Locality:

City of Petersburg

Job Title:

Internship

Salary/Salary Range:

Non-Paid

Start Date:

Fall/Spring/Summer Sessions

Closing Date:

Until filled

Description of job:

Interns will be afforded the opportunity to observe and work assignments in all three courts. As the internship progresses, practical trial experience under the supervision will be available for interns with third-year practice certificates, all students will participate and be responsible for preparing memoranda, briefs in opposition to petition for appeals as well as general legal research, file preparation, and interviewing witnesses as needed. Eligible interns may also have an opportunity to either try or assist in the trial of criminal/traffic juries depending on the court's docket that term. Internships last between 8 to 20 weeks, excluding weeks in which the intern does not work. We do not require full-time commitment, however a minimum of 16 hours per week is required. Parking provided. Those students interested in applying should email cover letter, writing sample, and resume to tbuckner@petersburg-va.org

Special Requirements:

Applicants must have successfully completed at least one year of law school immediately prior to commencement of internship. Preference is given to those students who have obtained third-year practice certificates. Interns will be required to undergo a criminal record background check and be photographed.

Contact:

Tiffany Buckner

Title:

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Address

150 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803

E-mail:

tbuckner@petersburg-va.org