Closing Date: 29th August, 2022


The City Prosecutor's Office is seeking an entry-level attorney to prosecute misdemeanor offenses in City Court. The prosecutor performs all pre-trial, trial, and post-trial functions.

General Description:
Works in the Criminal Division of the City Attorney's office under supervision of more senior and experienced attorneys and prepares cases for all phases of misdemeanor prosecution. Conducts both bench trials and jury trials. Identifies and analyzes legal issues associated with driving under the influence, domestic violence, and other misdemeanor charges.

Essential Functions:
  • Orders evidence and prepares pretrial statements and plea offers. Maintains familiarity with civil or criminal procedures in City, state and federal courts.
  • Conducts legal research and analysis for cases and projects, and assists supervisor at state and federal court trials. In civil division assignments, identifies, analyzes and discusses legal issues associated with projects and cases. Assists in the integration of legal advice to the operational levels of City departments, the City Manager's office and the Mayor and Council.
  • In criminal division assignments, investigates and prosecutes misdemeanor cases. Supervises law student volunteers and engages in public outreach and educational opportunities within the community.
  • Identifies and analyzes legal issues associated with projects and programs of City wide importance by attending court, attending meetings with City executive staff, discussing issues and law with peers and supervisors, and presenting issues and analysis to supervisors for review and guidance.
  • Assists victims by phone and in person regarding pleas, case status, and court processes.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum Education Level & Type: Juris Doctorate
  • Minimum Experience Qualifications: Under 1 year civil and/or criminal litigation

Special Job Requirements
The City of Tucson will be instituting the Supreme Courts “Limited Practice” rule that allows recent Juris Doctor graduates to practice in Court under the supervision of a Senior Attorney until they can take and pass the Bar Examination.

Applicants who have sat for the Bar Exam, but have not yet received their Arizona State Bar License are eligible to be considered. Please submit the letter recommending admission from the Supreme Court of Arizona's Committee on Examinations and Character and Fitness at the time of your oral board interview.