Job Description: Individual will be responsible for assisting criminal defense attorneys in investigating criminal cases. Individual will act as office’s process server with training provided. The position will entail investigating factual claims in the case including visiting clients in various county and correctional facilities in Missouri; searching for and interviewing necessary witnesses in the case; securing and preserving evidence; serving subpoenas; and retrieving work records, mental health records, trial files, and other documents necessary to advance client’s litigation. The investigator may be called to testify in court proceedings on behalf of the defendant. The investigator will assist with trial preparation; coordinate and assist with depositions; and research, secure, and facilitate expert witnesses.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, journalism, social work or closely related field OR high school graduation equivalency plus four years of experience in one of the following areas: 1) activities related to investigations, journalism or closely related areas; 2) four years of clerical experience, of which two years must have involved specialized work in investigative or journalism activities.
Preferred qualities include: successful previous experience with uncovering hidden facts, including conducting witness interviews; experience with and knowledge of computer and IT systems and social media; experience with photography and video/audio systems; ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing. Knowledge of and experience with state and federal ‘sunshine’ laws a plus. Local and regional travel required with reimbursement for mileage.
Every day our attorneys and staff fight on behalf of the indigent accused. We bring truth to power and hold people accountable. We thrive on creative thinking–if you can dream it, we can make it happen. We are a team. A successful candidate will have a penchant for advancing justice on behalf of people of all backgrounds. No prior legal experience necessary. We will train the right person.