Are you passionate about upholding the law and seeking justice for victims of crimes in your community? If so, a career with the 5th Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office may be right for you.
As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of victims and their families. You will work alongside experienced and dedicated professionals, including prosecutors, victim advocates, and law enforcement agencies, to build strong cases and ensure that justice is served.
Our office is committed to providing our employees with the resources and support they need to succeed. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. We also provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to help our employees stay up-to-date on the latest legal and law enforcement practices.
We are always looking for talented and committed individuals to join our team. We are accepting resumes for the following positions:
Student Law Clerk
Current students of any ABA accredited law school, or a law school located in the State of Alabama may serve in the role of Student Law Clerk with the Office of the District Attorney for the 5th Judicial Circuit. Duties of student law clerks include research of the law, drafting legal documents, shadowing attorneys in court, and performing other law-related tasks.
Students with a current third-year practice card may engage in the limited practice of law under the supervision of an attorney.
Applicants should be a law student in good standing of any ABA accredited law school, of the Birmingham School of Law, or of the Miles School of Law. Resume or letter of interest should indicate class rank and current overall GPA.
Initial appointment to clerkships are unpaid, however there may be limited opportunities for a paid clerkship for law clerks who come back to the office for an additional clerkship, or who stay with the office for an extended period of time, depending on the budget.
Pretrial Diversion Coordinator
Our Pretrial Diversion Coordinators are staff members who help to administer our Pretrial Diversion Program. Persons in this role are expected to interact regularly with persons who are applying to be, are currently in, or have completed the Pretrial Diversion Program. Regular duties include interacting with the public, appearance in court, assisting Assistant District Attorneys with administrative and court tasks, and answering telephone calls.
Strong computer skills and computer literacy are required. Candidates with experience with using Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and other word-processing programs are strongly preferred. High school diploma required. Associate's Degree in business administration or criminal justice are preferred.
Victim Services Officer
Our Victim Services Officers are staff member who help to interact with victims of crime, and serve as liaisons between our office and crime victims. Persons in this role are expected to regularly interact with crime victims and crime victim's families. This role includes interacting with persons in emotionally charged situations, and also interacting with young children. Persons in this role are expected to be emphatic to the needs of crime victims.
Strong computer skills and computer literacy are required. Candidates with experience with using Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and other word-processing programs are strongly preferred. High school diploma required. Associate's Degree or higher in criminal justice, psychology, or sociology are preferred.
Trial Coordinator Trainee
Our Trial Coordinators are staff members who work directly with attorneys in order to manage litigation, and ensure that cases are continually prepared for trial. This position is fast-paced, and requires extreme attention to detail. Persons in this role are expected to receive work assignments from attorneys, and meet strict deadlines. Persons in this role are expected to regularly appear in court, assist attorneys with litigation, work independently, and interact with other attorneys and members of the public.
Strong computer skills and computer literacy are required. Candidates with experience with using Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, or other word-processing programs, AlaFile, AlaCourt, and electronic file systems are strongly preferred. High school diploma required. Associate's Degree or higher in criminal justice preferred. Persons with a current paralegal certification, or have completed an ABA-approved course of instruction for paralegal certification highly preferred.
This announcement is for the trainee level of this position. Upon completion of the trainee period, the candidate may be offered a job as a Trial Manager. Promotion is not guaranteed, and is based on the needs of the Office.
The announcements above are open to receive resumes. Once received, your resume will be filed and held on hand. When a decision to hire is made, the saved resumes will be pulled from the file. The number of positions to be filled, if any, are to be determined by the needs of the office. We will retain your resume for one year from the date of submission. Resumes older than one year old at the time that the resume file is pulled will not be considered.
If you would like to apply for any of the positions listed on this page, please provide a cover letter, resume, and any other applicable documentation, with the job title in the subject line to: