Current Job: Assistant prosecuting attorney at the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office
How did you get your current job? I began as an intern in February of my third year and then was able to translate that into a full-time position once I passed the bar. I filled discovery requests, wrote motions, and generally helped out trial staff in any way they needed. I’ve been at the prosecutor’s office ever since, working my way through the Juvenile Unit to my current position in the Grand Jury Unit. From here, I will move on to what we call Trial Staff.
What’s a typical day like for you? It depends. In my current position as a Grand Jury prosecutor, I have a variety of jobs. If I’m on trial rotation, I’m in court, negotiating or trying cases. If I’m on Grand Jury rotation, I’m reviewing felony packets and writing up requested charges for presentation to the Grand Jury. I also represent the state at initial appearances and arraignment hearings
What is the best part of your new job? I work with some of the best attorneys in Columbus, both in my office and on the other side of the aisle, and I’m always learning something new. I love the variation my job provides, and the fact that there’s very rarely a dull moment. Criminal law (unsurprisingly) offers a wealth of interesting experiences and interactions that I doubt I would get in other fields. And it goes without saying that there’s a lot of satisfaction in doing justice, and working to make Franklin County a better and safer place.