Assistant District Attorney resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Qualified Assistant District Attorney ready to transition, take initiative and produce high-quality work as an Assistant United States Attorney. Highly knowledgeable in criminal law, skilled at generating great work with minimal supervision and representing the government during oral, and written, arguments. Offering years of experience as an Assistant District Attorney with an unfaltering commitment to public service.

  • Legal research
  • Legal writing
  • Organizational skills
  • Computer proficient
  • Oral arguments
  • Case analysis
  • Document filing
  • Discovery processes
  • Tennessee law and regulation knowledge
  • Public speaking
  • Federal law
  • Case management
  • Administrative support
  • Reviewing documents
Work History
11/2018 to Current
Assistant District Attorney Harris County La Porte, TX,
  • Advocate for state before court in oral arguments by presenting case law, relevant facts and evidence in most favorable light.
  • Receive, process and respond to motions, in writing, filed by defense counsel
  • Successfully represent state on about 20 violent crimes, drug offenses, and firearm cases per week.
  • Manage high-volume caseload in one of state's most populous and demanding districts.
  • Assess cases for probable outcomes by researching black letter law and other legal authority, comparing fact patterns to those of precedential cases.
  • File timely motions, responses to motions, and briefs to meet firm deadlines.
  • Analyze probable outcomes of cases using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Work with other attorneys in prosecuting complex cases such as gang-related homicides, cold cases, and drug trafficking cases.
  • Exercise good judgment in determining what cases should and should not be prosecuted.
05/2017 to 02/2018
Legal Intern Ivalua Fremont, CA,
  • Researched federal and state laws and delivered analysis and assessments to managing partners.
  • Supervised appointment scheduling for attorney and made adjustments and changes through computer application.
  • Attended depositions and court proceedings and prepared summaries on cases.
  • Assisted with client interviews using analytical reasoning and interpersonal skills and took meticulous notes for inclusion in reports.
  • Answered about 15-25 client calls per day responding to inquiries, using open-ended questioning skills to attain applicable information.
  • Participated in and took notes during meetings.
  • Performed legal and general research, drafting memoranda and correspondence.
  • Authored over 30 affidavits for use in criminal and family law cases.
  • Answered questions from management and presented information effectively.
  • Took part in meetings both internal and at clients' locations.
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs.
  • Conducted research for upcoming cases for firm's two managing attorneys.
  • Coordinated trial exhibits by organizing materials, writing documentation and preparing digital materials and displays.
  • Wrote and filed pleadings with criminal and chancery courts on schedule to maximize case success.
  • Scanned, converted and organized records into electronic format with consistent naming convention.
08/2017 to 11/2017
Legal Intern Ivalua New York, NY,
  • Assisted with client interviews using interpersonal and deductive reasoning and took meticulous notes for inclusion in reports.
  • Performed legal and general research, drafting memoranda and correspondence.
  • Took part in meetings both internal and at clients' locations.
  • Reviewed legal information and proofed documentation for errors.
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information.
  • Prepared written correspondence for attorneys.
05/2016 to 08/2016
Legal Research Assistant State Of Rhode Island Cranston, RI,
  • Worked alongside attorneys, administrative assistants and fellow legal assistants on complex cases and legal processes.
  • Supported partners and associates in complex trademark and patent litigation.
  • Prepared interrogatories, requests for admissions, requests for production of documents and requests for examination or inspection.
  • Researched patent and trademark laws and regulations and delivered analysis and assessments to associate attorneys.
  • Directed and coordinated law office activities, including drafting contracts from Japanese to English.
  • Worked closely with litigation attorneys to research and create document drafts for court use.
  • Reviewed, edited and proofread contracts and letters for proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and formatting.
Expected in 05/2018
Lincoln Memorial University - Knoxville, TN,
  • Board Member of Black Law Student's Association
  • Dean's Fellow
  • Member of Mock Trial Team
Expected in 08/2014
Bachelor of Arts: History
The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL

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School Attended

  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • The University of Alabama

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Research Assistant


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  • Bachelor of Arts

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