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Municipal Court Solicitor


Listing Summary

Please submit your resume to Patricia Redfern at or 3725 Park Ave, Doraville, GA 30340


Position Title:                              Municipal Court Solicitor

Reports to:                                  City Council

Employee Status:                       Contract



Summary of Position:

Prosecution of misdemeanor and ordinance violations in the Doraville Municipal Court. Must be available for all court sessions, currently Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30am and 11:30am. The last Tuesday of the month also has a trial session at 1:30pm.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of a specific statement from the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned. 

  • Investigation and preparation of cases for trial, representing the Doraville Police Department Officers in all stages of court proceedings, and performing additional tasks relating to the function of the department.
  • Prepares trial cases: Selects cases for trial, responds to defense motions, investigates cases, interviews witnesses, obtains evidence, researches law and issues, prepares questions and statements, files pre-trial motions, and discusses cases with defense attorneys.
  • Tries cases: Delivers opening statements, presents cases, cross-examines defense witnesses, delivers closing arguments, and recommends sentences.
  • Represents the Doraville Police Department at mandatory status (plea bargain) conferences: Reviews case files, talks to witnesses, formulates plea bargains with defense attorneys, explains proceedings to defendants, and writes out plea bargains.
  • Represents the Doraville Municipal Court at change of plea dates; presents any bargains to the court and explains the facts and prior history in court.
  • Represents the Doraville Municipal Court in probation revocations: Discusses cases with probation officers, selects witnesses, obtains court documentation, conducts hearings, determines which violations to proceed with, and reviews the law on alleged violations.
  • Represents the Doraville Municipal Court in all appeals: Researches issues to be appealed and prepares and files briefs.
  • Compiles questions and statements for Discovery, files Motions for Discovery with the court, and represents the Doraville Police Department at Discovery proceedings.
  • Researches new statutory and case law on criminal procedures and misdemeanor offenses.
  • Advises police agencies in the City of Doraville jurisdiction on pre-trial and search and arrest procedures.
  • Attends various conferences and seminars to remain current on state laws and prosecutorial procedures.


Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of state laws, court proceedings, rules of evidence, policies, procedures, and activities of the Solicitor’s office as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Attorney.
  • Knowledge of alternative sentencing regulations and available sentencing facilities.
  • Knowledge of the terminology used within the department.
  • Knowledge to keep abreast of any changes in law, policies, regulations and methods as they relate to departmental operations and activities.
  • Knowledge of judiciary transcripts, police reports, crime lab reports, medical reports, intoximeter results, criminal history reports, and procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties.
  • Knowledge of word processing and database computer applications, utilizing word processing in the preparation of legal motions and briefs, and using database applications for performing research functions as required.
  • Knowledge of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, state and federal case law, and the Uniform Rules of State Court.
  • Skill in computer applications, utilizing software in the preparation of legal documents and with software used in the research of laws and the interpretation of law, case histories, and other pertinent information.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze legal information and prepare and present oral and written reports and legal documentation.
  • Ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, other staff members, and the public at large.
  • Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
  • Ability to handle required mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department.


Other Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate required, with five (5) years of experience as a law clerk, law assistant, or practicing attorney.
  • Must be a member of the Georgia Bar Association.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.


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