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City Prosecutor | Winder Municipal Court

Location: Winder, Ga.

Job Summary

The City Prosecutor performs advanced professional legal work involving the prosecution of suspects in misdemeanor criminal cases and participates in administrative and research functions in civil areas when directed. The prosecutor will prosecute cases within the jurisdiction of the City Charter, ordinances, and Georgia State Statutes that are within the original jurisdiction of the Winder Municipal Court. The prosecutor will also attend Administrative License Suspension hearings on behalf of the city of Winder.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of proper courtroom procedure and the rules of evidence; working knowledge of criminal law; working knowledge of local ordinances, laws, and procedures; skill in basic supervisory principles and practices; ability to grasp complex factual data, draw appropriate conclusions, and an ability to communicate complex legal ideas to a variety of audiences in clear, comprehensive and professional manner; the ability to read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the City Administration, City Council, Municipal Judge, Police Department, court staff, and the general public.

Qualifications, Education and Experience

Minimum qualifications include a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, license to practice law in the state of Georgia, membership in the Georgia State Bar Associations, and three years experience as a practicing attorney.

To Apply

Download RFP

The original proposal package and two copies of your proposal must be submitted in person or by mail
to Leslie Wilder, Finance Director, City of Winder, PO Box 566, 25 East Midland Avenue, Winder, Ga.
30680, on or before Aug. 31, 2018.

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Senior Assistant City Attorney (General Civil Litigation)

Location: City of Atlanta Law Department

Salary: $99,457

Job Summary
The City of Atlanta Department of Law is seeking qualified applicants for a senior assistant city attorney position within the Litigation Practice Group. The Litigation Practice Group is a defense-oriented practice that represents the city of Atlanta and its employees in matters pending in both the federal and the state court systems. The practice group also handles administrative investigations.  

Duties and Responsibilities
The ideal candidate should have at least five years of litigation experience in general civil and/or employment litigation in state and federal courts, including appellate work. The applicant should be capable of handling all stages of litigation including discovery, depositions and alternative dispute resolution. Applicants must have experience managing paralegals and/or administrative staff. Experience drafting legislation is a plus. The ideal candidate should have substantial first and/or second chair trial experience and experience working with assistant and associate attorneys. The senior assistant city attorney in this position, will report directly to the deputy city attorney for litigation, and will have extensive contact with Atlanta City Council, multiple city departments and the governing bodies of several other municipalities. Prior experience representing a municipal or other local government is not required. Applicants should demonstrate superior writing skills, outstanding judgment, excellent analytical skills and strong negotiation skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required. Applicants must be capable of working independently and require limited supervision. 

Qualifications
Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia. Qualified candidates must pass a background check. All applicants must possess the highest professional ethics and integrity.

To Apply
Interested candidates may send their cover letter and resume to: lawresumes@atlantaga.gov. The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 31.

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Judge | State Court of Dougherty County

The Judicial Nominating Commission is now engaged in the process of receiving names of persons to fill a vacancy on the State Court of Dougherty County created by the appointment of Hon. Victoria S. Darrisaw to the Superior Court of the Dougherty Judicial Circuit.

Candidates who interviewed for the most recent Superior Court vacancy within the Dougherty Judicial Circuit will not be required to reapply. Please advise the Commission if you would like to be considered for this vacancy. See contact information below.

You are invited to submit nominations for this vacancy. Members of the Bar may submit their own name or the names of others. The public is also invited to submit nominations. Such names should be sent to the Commission by Friday, Aug. 24, by letter addressed to:

Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Dana McGuire
600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3000
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216

by fax to 404-962-6919 or by email to dana.mcguire@troutmansanders.com.

To each person nominated, the Commission will send an application package to be returned for receipt on or before Sept. 12. The Commission will meet to interview applicants sometime after Sept. 24. Applicants will be notified of the time for their interview. All interviews will be held at the State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The Commission will select and recommend to Gov. Nathan Deal from among those persons found to be "qualified" or "well qualified" a short list of up to five persons for this position.

For additional information regarding the Commission and the applications process, you may visit jnc.georgia.gov.

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Superior Court Judge | Flint Judicial Circuit

The Judicial Nominating Commission is now engaged in the process of receiving names of persons to fill a vacancy on the Flint Judicial Circuit created by the resignation of Hon. Arch W. McGarity.

You are invited to submit nominations for this vacancy. Members of the Bar may submit their own name or the names of others. The public is also invited to submit nominations. Such names should be sent to the Commission by Friday, Aug. 24, by letter addressed to:

Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Dana McGuire
600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3000
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216

by fax to 404-962-6919 or by email to dana.mcguire@troutmansanders.com.

To each person nominated, the Commission will send an application package to be returned for receipt on or before Sept. 12. The Commission will meet to interview applicants sometime after Sept. 24. Applicants will be notified of the time for their interview. All interviews will be held at the State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The Commission will select and recommend to Gov. Nathan Deal from among those persons found to be "qualified" or "well qualified" a short list of up to five persons for this position.

For additional information regarding the Commission and the applications process, you may visit jnc.georgia.gov.

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Superior Court Judge | Piedmont Judicial Circuit

The Judicial Nominating Commission is now engaged in the process of receiving names of persons to fill a vacancy on the Piedmont Judicial Circuit created by the resignation of Hon. David Motes.

You are invited to submit nominations for this vacancy. Members of the Bar may submit their own name or the names of others. The public is also invited to submit nominations. Such names should be sent to the Commission by Friday, Aug. 24, by letter addressed to:

Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Dana McGuire
600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3000
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216

by fax to 404-962-6919 or by email to dana.mcguire@troutmansanders.com.

To each person nominated, the Commission will send an application package to be returned for receipt on or before Sept. 12. The Commission will meet to interview applicants sometime after Sept. 24. Applicants will be notified of the time for their interview. All interviews will be held at the State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The Commission will select and recommend to Gov. Nathan Deal from among those persons found to be "qualified" or "well qualified" a short list of up to five persons for this position.

For additional information regarding the Commission and the applications process, you may visit jnc.georgia.gov.

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Current U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies

Visit the U.S. Department of Justice website to search current attorney vacancies. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; however, please note that due to temporary funding restrictions the U.S.D.O.J. may not be able to fill all of the currently advertised positions.

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