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Attorney 4 | Georgia Department of Human Services (12/07/22) 

Location: Atlanta, GA 
Salary: $80,000

Job Description:
This position reports to the deputy general counsel. The selected candidate will be responsible for insuring compliance with state and federal laws related to the administration of DHS enterprise functions as well as respond to questions from and provide direction to the divisions of DHS. Experience in the public sector is required as is prior experience in technology law and contracts.

Job Duties:

Under limited supervision the associate general counsel:

  • Provides negotiation and drafting support of primarily, but not solely, technology-related contracts, licenses and agreements, including, but not limited to complex integrated systems transactions.
  • Provides legal support for various enterprise endeavors within the department.
    Identifies and assesses legal and business risks of current and proposed operations and processes.
  • Coordinates with various State of Georgia departments, divisions and offices to develop process improvements and operational policies.
  • Provides legal advice and support on contract compliance issues and disputes.
  • Works cross-functionally with IT, budget, and operational teams to ensure that contractual terms are compliant with legal, regulatory, and department policies and risk preferences.
  • Manages alignment of work activities and key initiatives with overall priorities of the department’s legal function.
  • Reviews state and federal laws and regulations related to DHS divisions and enterprise functions.
  • Reviews DHS policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and drafts appropriate revisions, as needed.
  • Responds to inquiries from state agencies.
  • Conducts legal research, provides consultation and guidance to DHS general counsel, Office of Legislative Affairs.
  • Reviews and responds to request for records pursuant to the Open Records Act.
  • Performs other professional duties as assigned by supervisor.

Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations, administrative law, judicial procedure and rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze legal documents.
  • Ability to write effectively and provide information concisely.
  • Ability to extract information, read and comprehend materials.
  • Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to tactfully, patiently and courteously interact with constituents and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency using Lexis Nexis.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and/or standard software applications typically used in a corporate office environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and license to practice law in the State of Georgia, or
  • Reciprocity and three years of relevant legal experience, or
  • Three years of experience required at the lower level Attorney 3.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
  • One year of experience working with enterprise level IT teams.
  • Minimum five or more years of transactional legal experience comprised of time spent at a major law firm or in-house with a high-tech company. Some in-house legal experience is strongly preferred.
  • High volume of public sector transactional experience, including experience with complex consulting, licensing and/or services sales agreements.
  • Keen knowledge of public sector procurement processes.
  • An excellent negotiator with experience drafting public sector contracts and related documents.
  • Ability to understand complex contractual issues, assess risk and provide pragmatic recommendations to all levels of management.
  • One year of legal experience working in or with a state or federal governmental entity.
  • One year of  legal experience involving litigation or administrative hearings.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations, administrative law, judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
  • One year of experience and/or knowledge of elder law and aging services.

To Apply:

Click here for full job description and application instructions. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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Chief Assistant District Attorney  | Western Judicial Circuit 

The district attorney’s office in the Western Judicial Circuit has an opening for a chief assistant district attorney. Our office is led by a progressive prosecutor who is part of the movement to create a safer and more thriving community through reform and evidence-based prosecutorial strategies.

Job Duties:

The following duties are normal for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned:

  • Supervises ADA team of about 18 ADAs, including CAPE Unit, major crimes and gang unit.
  • Provides hands-on advisement for junior ADAs.
  • Assists DA in setting and implementing policy.
  • Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
  • Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
  • Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
  • Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate time frame prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia and Court of Appeals of Georgia. 
  • All candidates are subject to a background check. 
  • Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.
  • Knowledgable on social media and its legal issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Seven or more years prosecution experience and four or more years supervision experience.

To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to deborah.gonzalez@accgov.com.

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Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney   | Western Judicial Circuit 

The district attorney’s office in the Western Judicial Circuit has an opening for a deputy chief assistant district attorney. Our office is led by a progressive prosecutor who is part of the movement to create a safer and more thriving community through reform and evidence-based prosecutorial strategies.

Job Duties:

The following duties are normal for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned:

  • Supervises ADA trial team of about ten ADAs.
  • Provides hands-on advisement for junior ADAs.
  • Assists chief ADA in setting and implementing policy.
  • Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
  • Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
  • Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
  • Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate timeframe prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia and Court of Appeals of Georgia. 
  • All candidates are subject to a background check. 
  • Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years prosecution experience and two or more years supervision experience.

To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to jennie.delavega@accgov.com.

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Assistant District Attorney  | Western Judicial Circuit 

The district attorney’s office in the Western Judicial Circuit has an opening for an assistant district attorney. Our office is led by a progressive prosecutor who is part of the movement to create a safer and more thriving community through reform and evidence-based prosecutorial strategies.

Job Duties:

The following duties are normal for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned:

  • Reviews reports submitted by law enforcement to determine whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law.
  • Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; negotiates pleas to dispose of cases; dismisses cases not prosecutable.
  • Develops trial strategy for each case, presents cases to grand jury; questions witnesses; answers juror’s questions; determines appropriate sentence recommendations; calls arraignment calendars; attends pre-trial conferences with judge and defense attorneys.
  • Subpoenas appropriate witnesses for motions; researches and argues all pretrial and post-trial motions; files motions in appropriate timeframe prior to trial. Complies with discovery requirements by copying and mailing documents.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or be in good standing of another state’s bar association that is eligible for reciprocity admittance to the State Bar of Georgia; and be admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia and Court of Appeals of Georgia. 
  • All candidates are subject to a background check. 
  • Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check and pre-employment drug screening; employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each investigation.

To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to jennie.delavega@accgov.com.

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Central Staff Attorney | Supreme Court of Georgia 

Location: Atlanta, GA, with potential telework three days per week.
Salary: $92,452 to $128,502

The Supreme Court of Georgia is accepting applications for the position of central staff attorney. Background information about the court may be found here.

Job Duties:

  • Assist the court with its extensive workload by preparing memoranda on jurisdictional issues, petitions for certiorari, applications for habeas corpus review and attorney discipline cases, along with various other duties as workload permits. The court relies on the judgment of the attorneys in its central staff as well as their writing skills, analytical abilities and attention to detail. 
  • Interact effectively with all of the Justices and court staff.
  • Work independently and within a team.
  • Manage a large caseload while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Job Requirements:

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Georgia within one year of employment.
  • Graduation from an accredited law school with strong academic credentials, strong performance in undergraduate studies, demonstrated writing and analytical abilities, and great integrity and character.
  • Law journal or equivalent writing experience and experience as an appellate law clerk or staff attorney are highly desirable.

Benefits:
State employee benefits include paid vacation, paid sick days, paid state holidays, subsidized health and other insurance, flexible spending account, employer match to defined contribution plan, and qualifying employment for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

To Apply:

Send an email to resume@gasupreme.us with "Central Staff Attorney" in the subject line.
Attach the following materials to the e-mail as separate PDF files:

  • Cover letter explaining interest in the position and noting the first date the applicant would be available to start.
  • Resume including GPA and class rank in law school and undergraduate school.
  • Law school transcript.
  • Writing sample (not heavily edited by others).
  • List of references.

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Staff Attorney | Superior Court, Enotah Judicial Circuit 

The law assistant assists in performing various legal work which involves research and legal writing, and other related work as assigned. The law assistant’s work is reviewed by the judge to ensure adequacy and correctness. The law assistant works from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or as otherwise defined by the chief judge but no less than 40 hours per week. State-paid law clerks are not permitted to engage in secondary employment law practices. Minimal travel within and outside the circuit.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs legal research and analysis.
  • Prepares legal memorandums, briefs, pleadings, and related documents; reviews and discusses points of law with judges and attorneys.
  • Tests theories presented by attorneys and reviews law on specific subjects.
  • Attends court activities, consulting with the assigned judge and other judges and attorneys.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Thorough and sound knowledge of law and research procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of the criminal justice system, especially the court system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to apply sound research concepts.
  • Ability to research, analyze and digest legal facts and precedents.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain loyal, trusting relationships with associates, superiors and subordinates.
  • Ability to recognize the inherent need for confidentiality.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • No experience required.

To Apply:

Email your resume, cover letter, writing sample (max 10 pages) and list of references to judgejoyparks@gmail.com and enotahcircuitcoordinator@gmail.com.

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Attorney 2 | Georgia Department of Public Safety  

Location: Atlanta, GA 
Salary: $45,982.94 - $76,720.15

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). We currently have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an attorney 2 in the legal services division. This position offers a qualified lawyer with an exciting career opportunity in public safety, with a work-life balance.

The legal services office provides assistance to the commissioner and to the employees of the department concerning matters associated with the daily operations of the department and serves as the primary liaison with the Office of the Attorney General. This position reports to the agency’s director of legal services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as legal resource for matters handled by the Motor Carrier Compliance Division, including household goods and nonconsensual towing permitting and regulations.
  • Serves as agency representative in administrative hearings, including overweight citations. 
  • Reviews completed investigations of complaints relating to improper use of speed detection device permits and emergency light permits for further determination.
  • Serves as legal resource for matters relating to wrecker services utilized by Georgia State Patrol posts and other elements of the department in accordance with department policy.
  • Serves as legal resource for questions of internal and external customers concerning issues of public safety and the operations of the department.
  • Provides verbal and written analysis, answers, or recommendations regarding all aspects of daily operations of the department, including legal, liability and risk management issues.
  • Drafts or assists in drafting a monthly legal update of cases impacting issues related to the department’s mission.
  • Identifies and resolves, or assists in the resolution of, legal problems.
  • Researches and analyzes current statutory, regulatory and case law affecting the department.
  • Assists the director and deputy director with drafting, managing, and reviewing proposed legislation and regulations and providing necessary updates to management team.
  • Assists the director and deputy director with assignments related to contracts, property, open records, litigation and employment matters.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends and changes in laws and court decisions related to the mission of the department.
  • Teaches classes on a variety of topics which may relate to legal and non-legal topics.

Required Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to identify and analyze problems.
  • High level of self-motivation.
  • Good time-management skills.
  • Ability to teach classes to non-lawyers.
  • Ability to effectively plan and prioritize multiple projects to meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively interact and provide support and guidance to agency leaders.
  • High integrity and honesty.
  • Strong commitment to providing superior customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion.
  • Positive attitude and a high-level of personal commitment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Government experience: preference to those with government legal experience.
  • Familiarity with state government structure and operations.
  • One year of experience in one or more areas: criminal prosecutions, administrative hearings, contract drafting and review, drafting and review of state legislation and/or regulations, representation of government agency.

To Apply:

Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant District Attorney | Superior Court, Eastern Judicial Circuit 

Location: Savannah, GA
Salary: $57,120-$121-155

The District Attorney’s Office for the Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia is seeking dynamic candidates to serve as assistant district attorneys in its felony, misdemeanor, juvenile court and appellate divisions. The positions are available immediately. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis until all vacancies have been filled. 

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the district attorney, the selected candidate(s) will perform prosecutorial duties to support the mission and vision of the District Attorney’s Office and the work of the various trial teams. Candidate(s) duties will include but are not limited to:  

  • Intake and Screening. Candidate(s) will evaluate, process and charge criminal cases; review initial and supplemental police reports to determine whether further investigation is needed, develop a theory of the case and trial strategy, and determine what, if any, additional information is needed to support same. Candidate(s) will draft accusations and indictments to prepare for filing or presentment by members of the trial teams.
  • Motions Practice. Candidate(s) are expected to draft and respond to criminal motions in a timely fashion. Such motions include, but are not limited to, motions to suppress, Jackson-Denno motions, discovery motions, immunity defense motions, motions in limine, motions to quash, motions for new trial, habeas corpus motions and appellate motions, ensuring that all arguments and briefs are supported by law.
  • Plea Negotiations. Based on their initial evaluation of the case, candidate(s) will recommend a plea offer, being careful to outline the reasons therefore, and draft plea paperwork using office-issued software which candidates will be trained to use.
  • Other. Candidates may be asked to perform other functions or duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Although candidates will not be required to appear in court, he or she must: 

  • Possess a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school.
  • Be a licensed attorney in good standing either in the State of Georgia or in another state that has reciprocity with Georgia such that he or she may be sworn into the State Bar of Georgia at the earliest opportunity. Limited resources may be available to assist with licensure fees to those who apply early.
  • Have at least two years of experience in criminal court experience, either for the prosecution or defense.
  • Have strong writing skills and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products, Teams, Zoom and other basic communication platforms.
  • Undergo a background check, which could include fingerprinting, a criminal history background check, a motor vehicle driver’s history check, credit check and a pre-employment drug screen. Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of each.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to nwright@chathamcounty.org and ahwilder@chathamcounty.org.

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Staff Attorney | State Court of Cherokee County 

Location: Canton, GA
Salary: $63,400+
Number of Positions: 2

Job Description:

  • Conducts research which may include review of legal reference material, case files, digests, pleadings and other legal documents. 
  • Prepares court orders, motions in consultation with judge. 
  • Communicates with attorneys, parties and public regarding status of cases, procedures of the court.
  • Completes special projects assigned by judge.
  • Prepares jury trial charges. 
  • Performs general administrative tasks such as typing, filing, answering telephones, mail sorting and delivery. 
  • Updates legal resources such as Shepard’s Citations, Georgia Reports, Georgia Digests, etc.
  • Observes courtroom proceedings, offers opinions on the proceedings as requested by judge. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree required.
  • Must possess a valid State Bar of Georgia license, or have taken the last bar examination and are awaiting results.
  • Must maintain active membership in the State Bar of Georgia and be in good standing.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three references and writing sample via email to Lynn Epps at lepps@cherokeega.com

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Oil and Gas Attorney | Department of Law | State of Alaska

Location: Anchorage or Juneau, AK
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Description:
The state of Alaska has significant interests in oil and gas through its unique status as a major lessor, regulator, taxing authority and sovereign. The Oil and Gas Section attorneys represent state client agencies to ensure that the state's vast oil, gas and geothermal resources are responsibly managed and revenues from royalties and taxes received. The attorney hired for this position primarily will advise on upstream and midstream oil and gas issues including exploration, leasing, unitization, royalties, pipeline right-of-way leasing and tariff protests. The attorney may also represent the Department of Revenue in state tax matters including oil and gas production tax, corporate income tax, oil and gas property tax, and various state excise taxes. In addition to transactional work, the attorney will represent client agencies in state and federal courts, including trial and appellate courts, and before administrative agencies. The attorney will assist client agencies in review and drafting of state statutes and regulations as well as comments and litigation on federal statutes and regulations. Some travel may be required. Flexible schedules and work from home arrangements may be available.

Qualifications:
Applicants with three years or more of experience in work in the oil and gas industry or energy sector or state tax litigation are strongly preferred. Experience in bankruptcy is also highly desired.
Applicants must:

  • Have strong communication, oral advocacy, writing and time management skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent professional judgment.
  • Exhibit an interest in working on complex matters.
  • Be highly motivated.
  • Able to work as a member of a team with minimal supervision.

To Apply:

Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Attorney 3 | Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation 

Location: Atlanta, GA 
Salary:  $70,000
 

Job Description:
This position consists primarily of assisting the three-member board of directors in reviewing, analyzing and disposing of workers’ compensation appeals. The staff attorney will be responsible for attending appellate oral arguments, performing legal research, providing analysis and policy recommendations, and drafting legal memoranda, orders and awards. The staff attorney may have the opportunity to be trained as a mediator and conduct mediations in conjunction with the agency’s ADR Division. Opportunity also exists for professional advancement.

Qualifications:

  • Superior academic credentials.
  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia (or be eligible for admission on motion).
  • Excellent legal research, writing, oral presentation and interpersonal skills.  
  • Knowledge of workers’ compensation law is preferred. 
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively.

To Apply:

Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Public Defender | Houston County

Location: Houston County
Salary Range: $61,027.20 - $66,019.20

Job Description:
The following duties are normal for this position.  

  • Provides legal representation to eligible defendants.
  • Represents defendants in criminal jury trials, non-jury trials, preliminary hearings, probation violation hearings, motion hearings, bond hearings, jury trial calendar calls, non-jury trial calendar calls or other legal actions.
  • Conducts initial interviews and jail visits with clients; maintains ongoing communications with clients and family members to discuss details of case.
  • Conducts investigations of cases; conducts research; collects/reviews information; obtains statements from victims, witnesses and law enforcement personnel.
  • Consults with public defender, district attorney, judges, staff attorneys and other staff members to discuss cases as needed.
  • Conducts plea bargain negotiations.
  • Prepares for and conducts trials; performs jury selection; prepares/presents opening statements; performs direct and cross examinations; presents evidence; argues motions and objections; prepares jury instructions, closing arguments, publication of verdicts and sentencing; handles appeals processes.
  • Negotiates sentence recommendations as appropriate based on legal and factual information.
  • Performs legal research functions; reviews current and updated case law and statutes.
  • Compiles and/or tracks various administrative and/or statistical data pertaining to departmental operations.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with departmental operations, per established procedures and within designated timeframes.
  • Prepares routine correspondence, forms, reports, pleadings, motions, briefs and other documents.
  • Receives various forms, correspondence and other documentation.
  • Maintains current publications, manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, etc., for reference and/or review.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws and regulations; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of civil and criminal law, torts, contracts, civil rights, administrative process, and real property;
  • Knowledge of the practices, policies, procedures and methods of the juvenile, magistrate, state and superior courts.
  • Knowledge of the functions, programs and documentation associated with the juvenile, magistrate, state and superior courts.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, practices and references utilized in legal research.
  • Knowledge of court structure and court procedures; knowledge of the form and content of various legal instruments and documents.
  • Knowledge of legal books.
  • Knowledge of departmental functions, organization, and policies.
  • Knowledge of standard office and legal office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of filing and recordkeeping methods.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment and utilizing various computer software programs relevant to the position.
  • Ability to interpret and apply state civil and criminal law, torts, contracts, civil rights, administrative process and real property.
  • Ability to assess situations, ascertain facts, and make appropriate decisions.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws firmly, tactfully and impartially.
  • Ability to handle complex trial and appellate litigation; ability to understand departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to organize work activities and establish priorities.
  • Ability to carry out projects with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of department information.
  • Ability to gather and compile data for reports.
  • Ability to prepare detailed and concise reports.
  • Ability to present complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to speak effectively in public.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree required.
  • One year of experience in practicing law, criminal defense or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.  
  • Must possess and maintain valid State Bar of Georgia license.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions. 

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Assistant Solicitor-General  | DeKalb County

Location: Decatur, GA
Position Status: Full-Time
Salary Range: $61,143-$70,000

Job Description:
The Solicitor-General's Office in DeKalb County has an opening for an assistant solicitor general. The following duties are normal for this position; other duties may be required and assigned:

  • Conducts initial case evaluations.
  • Reviews case file and analyzes the facts and evidence of the case
  • May assess client eligibility and needs.
  • Reviews criminal histories.
  • Determines appropriateness of diversion, dismissal or charges.
  • Reviews accuracy of jurisdiction, venue and scope of arrest powers.
  • Ensures sufficient probable cause.
  • Prepares or reviews charges and discovery, and all court hearings or arraignments.
  • Investigates, analyzes and prepares assigned cases for hearings and trials.
  • May interview clients in and out of custody.
  • Requests and inspects records and evidence.
  • Prepares graphics and exhibits.
  • Makes investigative requests and follows up on leads.
  • Obtains and reviews scientific results and analysis.
  • Identifies and interviews witnesses and alibis.
  • Observes crime scenes.
  • Subpoenas witnesses and prepares them for trial.
  • May prepare clients for trial.
  • Determines need for, procures and interviews expert witnesses.
  • Assesses need for psychological/psychiatric evaluation of client.
  • Anticipates legal issues.
  • Assists in the development of case strategies.
  • Presents cases to superiors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required.
  • One year of experience in criminal justice, legal or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite  knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • Must possess and maintain licensure from the State Bar of Georgia.

To Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov.

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Assistant District Attorney I | Fulton County  

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $62,544 - $93,816

Job Description:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. Positions in this classification generally perform entry level, professional legal work and under close supervision and may assist in the prosecution of cases of routine complexity.

Essential Functions: 
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, and related courtroom proceedings.
  • Investigates, evaluates and prepares cases for trial. 
  • Conducts case research and documentation.
  • Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to grand jury.
  • Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses and community partners.
  • Manages caseload.
  • Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice efforts and crime prevention initiatives.
  • Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.  
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframesand per established procedures.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: 

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend and apply all county or departmental policies, practices and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.  
  • Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required.
  • Three years of experience as a practicing attorney preferred.

Specific License or Certification Required: 

  • Must be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

To Apply:
Click here for full job description and application instructions. 

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Assistant District Attorney II | Fulton County  

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $69,602 - $104,402

Job Description:
The purpose of this classification is to provide legal counsel to assigned departments, boards, elected officials and employees. This classification is distinguished from Assistant County Attorney I in that incumbents in this class have five years of law experience and are expected to be able to function with significant autonomy representing the interests of Fulton County-related clients with limited supervision.

Essential Functions: 
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Serves as counsel in representing the legal interest of the county for assigned departments in accordance with state and federal laws and rules of professional conduct.
  • Manages litigation for assigned county-related departments.
  • Drafts and reviews contracts and agreements.
  • Represents assigned department in personnel matters.
  • Represents county in tax appeals.
  • Develops and reviews legislation.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures.
  • Operates or uses various equipment and supplies in order to complete work assignments.
  • Communicates with county officials, supervisor, other employees, clients, court personnel, third party service contractors, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information or resolve problems 
  • May provide lead guidance and direction to paralegals and administrative staff, including instructing and training, and assigning and reviewing work.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: 

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend and apply all county or departmental policies, practices and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.  
  • Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required.
  • Three years of experience as a practicing attorney preferred.

Specific License or Certification Required: 

  • Must be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

To Apply:
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Assistant District Attorney III | Fulton County  

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $73,131 - $109,696

Job Description:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by functioning in a lead capacity, assigned to oversee the work or caseload of other attorneys or investigative and legal staff. Positions in this classification are assigned to prosecute as lead attorney on highly complex and serious upper-level felony cases which may involve homicide, crimes against women or children, crimes of public integrity, or appellate cases. 

Essential Functions: 
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by functioning in a lead capacity, assigned to oversee the work or caseload of other attorneys or investigative and legal staff. Positions in this classification are assigned to prosecute as lead attorney on highly complex and serious upper-level felony cases which may involve homicide, crimes against women or children, crimes of public integrity or appellate cases. 

  • Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned co-workers.
  • Conducts or assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, post-trial or appellate proceedings, and related courtroom proceedings.
  • Investigates, evaluates and prepares cases for trial.
  • Conducts case research and documentation.
  • Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to grand jury.
  • Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses and community partners.
  • Conducts pre-trial case resolution.
  • Manages caseload.
  • Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice efforts and crime prevention initiatives.
  • Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff, victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.  
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: 

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend and apply all county or departmental policies, practices and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
  • Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required.
  • Six years of experience in law to include three years of lead/supervisory experience.

Specific License or Certification Required: 

  • Must be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

To Apply:
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Assistant District Attorney IV | Fulton County  

Location: Atlanta, GA
Salary: $76,660 - $114,989

Job Description:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by functioning as an expert attorney, assigned specifically to the most serious, legally complex, high-profile and significant felony and appellate cases in the county. Positions at this level function with significant autonomy, prosecuting upper-level felonies with very limited supervision. Positions in this classification also usually function in a lead capacity, assigned to oversee the work or caseload of a unit of attorneys or investigative and legal staff. 

Essential Functions: 
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, indict, and prosecute or resolve by plea felony criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Fulton County. This classification is distinguished from the series by functioning in a lead capacity, assigned to oversee the work or caseload of other attorneys or investigative and legal staff. Positions in this classification are assigned to prosecute as lead attorney on highly complex and serious upper-level felony cases which may involve homicide, crimes against women or children, crimes of public integrity or appellate cases.  

  • Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned employees.
  • Conducts or assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, post-trial or appellate proceedings, and related courtroom proceedings.
  • Investigates, evaluates and prepares cases for trial.
  • Conducts case research and documentation. 
  • Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to grand jury.
  • Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses and community partners.
  • Conducts pre-trial case resolution.
  • Manages caseload.
  • Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice efforts and crime prevention initiatives.
  • Communicates with defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, investigators, legal support staff,  victims, witnesses, supervisor, media, government officials, other employees, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.  
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: 

  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend and apply all county or departmental policies, practices and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
  • Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; policies and procedures governing Fulton County Superior Court, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required.
  • Nine years of experience as a practicing prosecuting attorney to include four years lead/supervisory experience.

Specific License or Certification Required: 

  • Must be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

To Apply:
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Assistant Public Defender IV | Fulton County

Salary: $76,660 - $114,989

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Represents clients in court at various stages of cases.
  • Investigates and prepares cases for hearings and trials.
  • Represents clients at pre-trial conferences.
  • Coordinates post-adjudication/disposition/conviction follow-up and relief.
  • Conducts case research and documentation.
  • Communicates with, advises and advocates for indigent clients.
  • Manages caseload.
  • Maintains and upgrades knowledge in appropriate legal fields.
  • Communicates with other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations within designated timeframes and per established procedures.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree required; supplemented by nine years of experience as a practicing criminal defense attorney, including lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
  • Must be member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.
     

To Apply:
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Deputy Attorney General | Prosecution Division | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job Summary:
The deputy attorney general directs and supervises the prosecution division, which includes a staff of prosecutors, investigators and related staff. The division primarily handles investigations and prosecutions of white-collar and government corruption crimes against the state and human trafficking crimes on a statewide basis.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs and supervises all activities of the division;
  • Supervises and assists with the handling of all aspects of cases from investigation to trial;
  • Supervises the personnel function of the division, including recruitment and training of personnel, evaluation of work of personnel, monitoring leave balances and recommending personnel decisions;
  • Informs the attorney general, chief deputy attorney general, and chief of staff of significant legal and policy matters handled by the division;
  • Prepares legal reports on division activities;
  • Informs the chief of staff, chief deputy and operations division of operational, resource and equipment needs within the division;
  • Attends departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Handles special projects as required by the attorney general, chief deputy attorney general and chief of staff;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and a minimum of seven years of experience in prosecutions or a related area of law specific to the division; determined by the attorney general.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive trial experience;
  • Five or more years of supervisory and executive level management experience;
  • Seven or more years of prosecution experience.

To Apply:
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Assistant Attorney General | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Commensurate with experience and bar year

Job Summary:
Duties include serving as the attorney and legal advisor for state agencies, departments, authorities and the governor; specific duties depend on the division. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participates in hearings and appears in administrative hearings, state and federal courts to try cases, and argue motions and appeals;
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators and judges;
  • Attends client, board, departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; makes presentations at same.
  • Travel as required by the position;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Georgia

To Apply:
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Assistant Attorney General | Education/Elections/Local Government & Judiciary | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $60,000 minimum 

Job Summary:
Attorneys in this section provide advice and representation to the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, the Department of Education, the Professional Standards Commission, the Secretary of State’s Election Division, the State Election Board, the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, the Public Defenders Council, the Nonpublic Post-secondary Education Commission, the Office of Bar Admissions and the State Charter Schools Commission. Attorneys in the section also provide representation to the state’s judicial branch in non-monetary actions brought against appellate or superior court judges.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Litigates cases; 
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
  • Attends client, board, departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Provides training as needed to clients, the bar and the public on matters falling within the section’s area of practice
  • Travel as required by the position;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Georgia

To Apply:
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Assistant Attorney General | Post Conviction Litigation | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $60,000 minimum 

Job Summary:
Duties of an attorney in this section include, but are not limited to:  preparing briefs on behalf of the state in all murder cases, with sentences of life or life without parole, in the Supreme Court of Georgia; and defending habeas corpus cases, in both state and federal courts, in which petitioners challenge their convictions and sentences which range from life without parole to misdemeanor punishment. Travel is required in this position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Litigates cases;
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice;
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
  • Participates in multistate working groups;
  • Reviews sign-on opportunities for letters, comments and briefs;
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions;
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators and judges;
  • Attends client, board, departmental and division meetings as required;
  • Attends continuing legal education seminars as required, makes presentations at same;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school and member of the State Bar of Georgia

To Apply:
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Assistant Attorney General | Civil Rights Section | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Part time, $35 per hour

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Attorneys in this section represent state officers and employees who are sued in their individual and official capacities in civil rights actions. This position typically works 20 hours a week.

Minimum Qualifications:
Member of the State Bar of Georgia and graduation from an accredited law school. Preference will be given to applicants with two or more years of civil rights related experience. Strong writing skills required.

To Apply:
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Assistant Regional Counsel | Office of the General Counsel Region IV | Social Security Administration

Location: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Salary: $80,830 (GS 12 limited experience); $96,117 (GS-13 experienced)

The Office of the General Counsel generally hires attorneys with limited experience (GS 12) with a starting salary of $80,830 and above or experienced attorneys (GS-13) at a starting salary of $96,117 and above. The positions are located in the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta. All attorneys must be active members in good standing of the bar of any state, Washington, D.C. or U.S. Territory. Applicants should possess outstanding academic qualifications such as experience on Law Review or an equivalent legal journal, a Moot Court Team and academic standing in the top third of their law school class. Significant litigation and/or judicial clerkship experience is desirable. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate excellent research and writing skills.  

Assistant regional counsel represent the Social Security Administration when decisions issued by the agency are subject to judicial review in federal court. Assistant regional counsel also provide guidance to and represent the agency in employment litigation before the EEOC, MSPB and labor arbitrators. There are also opportunities for attorneys to handle a variety of other legal issues including privacy and disclosure, civil rights and federal tort claims. 

To Apply:
Complete applications must include a resume, a copy of an official law school transcript, a legal writing sample (preferably a legal brief) and a cover letter. Veterans who qualify for a veteran preference must so indicate in a cover letter and submit a copy of the DD214. Applicants should identify current active Bar membership on their resume.   

Submit complete applications to the Office of the General Counsel at: ATL.OGC.Recruitment@ssa.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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