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Coffey County Attorney

The Coffey County Republican Central Committee seeks interested individuals to fill an unexpired term as Coffey County Attorney. This individual will be nominated by the Republican Central Committee and then appointed by the Governor of the State of Kansas.

The Coffey County Attorney's Office is primarily a criminal prosecution agency representing the citizens of Coffey County and the victims of crime. The office enforces felony, misdemeanor and traffic laws. Also, the office deals with post-conviction matters, including direct appeals and habeas corpus petitions. The Coffey County Attorney generally practices in the District Court of Coffey County, Kansas; the Court of Appeals of the State of Kansas; and the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas.

It is the duty of the prosecuting attorney in a criminal prosecution to see that the state's case is properly presented with earnestness and vigor, and to use every legitimate means to bring about a just conviction, but he/she should always bear in mind that he/she is an officer of the court and, as such occupies a quasi-judicial position whose sanctions and traditions he/she should preserve.

The County Attorney does not provide legal service to citizens concerning their private legal affairs or civil disputes.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES: There are 226 individual Kansas statutes, which specify powers and limitations of the County Attorney.

REQUIREMENTS: Currently licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas.  
Must be able to maintain confidentiality, have excellent courtroom skills and demeanor, work well with others and under pressure with significant time restraints.

Interested individuals should submit letters of interest, letters of recommendation, and background information to Republican Chairman Don Small, 816 Cumberland St., Burlington, KS 66839. Candidate information shall be submitted by October 12. Information submitted after October 12 will be considered by the Republican Central Committee on a case by case basis. The location of the selection meeting will be the Coffey County Courthouse, 110 S. 6th. St., Burlington, KS on a date yet to be determined. Questions about the selection process and schedule may be directed to the Republican Chairman at the above address, 620-364-8027, or

-Posted 9/21/18

Assistant District Attorney - Wyandotte County 

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for reviewing, charging, and adjudicating matters through all phases of child in need of care proceedings, including appellate work. Responsible for processing all truancy matters from multiple school districts within the county. Duties include reviewing police reports, Department of Children and Families reports, and other material related to child in need of care cases; filing child in need of care petitions, preparing requests for Temporary Order for Custody and First Hearings, appearing at regular truancy dockets and filing appropriate motions; assisting law enforcement officers and/or the Department of Children and Families during and after office hours; conducting adjudication and termination hearings. Additional responsibilities may include reviewing, charging and prosecuting cases through all phases in adult criminal and juvenile offender cases from pre-charging through post-conviction appellate work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited school of law, Juris Doctorate and a Kansas license to practice law or the ability to obtain one. Knowledge of Kansas Criminal Code, statutes, sentencing guidelines, evidentiary rules, local rules and procedures in criminal cases, application process for search warrants, miscellaneous cases, trap and trace procedures and all other legal/ evidentiary court rules. 

For a complete job description and information on how to apply, click here.

-Posted 8/31/18
Assistant County Attorney – McPherson County

The McPherson County Attorney’s office is accepting applications for an Assistant County Attorney. This vacancy is to fill a newly created fourth attorney position. A county of 29,000 people centrally located, McPherson County offers the ideal small-town life with the amenities of a large city less than an hour away.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for prosecution of non-drug felony criminal cases, including high-level person felonies. The prosecutor will be responsible for all aspects of the case, including jury trial, except the prosecutor is not required to prepare appellate briefs. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates for this position must be admitted to practice law in Kansas. A minimum of three years of prosecution experience is preferable. Good communication and writing skills are essential. 

COMPENSATION:  Starting salary will be dependent upon experience with a starting salary range of $56,500 to $70,000.  Excellent benefit package. 

Please submit a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to Greg Benefiel, McPherson County Attorney, 122 W Marlin Street, Suite 201, McPherson, KS 67460. You may also apply via email to Position will remain open until filled. McPherson County is an equal opportunity employer.

-Posted 8/23/18

Assistant District Attorney - Wichita

The District Attorney’s office in Wichita has openings available for Assistant District Attorneys.

Staff Attorney I entry level full-time position for an attorney with no or minimal experience. Salary for this position is $54,000 with opportunity to advance within our organization. Applicants must be a graduate from an accredited law school and any offer would be contingent on being licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas.

Staff Attorney II position for an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas with more than five years’ experience, preferably as a prosecutor or in criminal defense. Salary for this position is $60,000 - $68,000, commensurate with experience.

The successful applicants will be required to pass a drug screening and background check as a condition of employment. Benefits are provided through the county. If interested, send resume, cover letter and references by email to Georgia Webb, Office Administrator at

-Posted 8/23/18

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