Gary King, District Attorney ( Elected Official )
Number of Employees - 21
1 District Attorney
7 Assistant District Attorneys
13 Support Staff
History of Department
The department is headed by the District Attorney, a constitutionally mandated office that is filled by election every four years. Until the late 1980's, all staff within the District Attorney's Office were county employees. Through legislative changes the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorneys are all state employees. The support staff remain as county employees.
Mission Statement / Departmental Purpose
The District Attorney enforces, through prosecution, the criminal laws of the state of Wisconsin within Eau Claire County. In addition, laws are enforced relating to children and delinquency as well as a variety of civil offenses including conservation, boating, and traffic.
Education and Training Required of Employees
District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney: State employees; licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin.
Office Manager: High school graduate or equivalent, training in office practices and procedures, 3 years experience in legal office, 1 year supervisory experience.
Victim/Witness Coordinator: High school or equivalent, 5 years experience in criminal justice system including 2 years in victim services or equivalent education in criminal justice, social services, or related field.
Staff: Clerical support includes specialized positions requiring excellent secretarial skills; knowledge of legal forms, process, and
terminology; ability to maintain accurate and detailed documentary and fiscal records.
Topics Department Personnel Can Speak About
District Attorney office functions, prosecution procedures
Gary King, District Attorney