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Assistant Solicitor-General (Full Time) | State Court of Cobb County (07/01/24)

Location: Cobb County
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Assistant solicitor-generals (ASGs) at the State Court of Cobb County play a crucial role in prosecuting misdemeanor violations and ensuring the fair administration of justice. This role encompasses a diverse range of responsibilities, requiring a combination of legal expertise, effective communication and dedication to upholding the law. ASGs are responsible for representing the state throughout all stages of court proceedings and performing additional tasks related to State Court prosecutions.

Job Responsibilities:

Legal Advocacy and Litigation:

  • Prosecute misdemeanor violations by practicing negotiation techniques, researching case law and responding to motions as needed.
  • Litigate criminal cases when necessary, arguing motion hearings, conducting trials, probation revocations and bond revocations.
  • Prepare cases for trial through investigation, evidence collection and case preparation.
  • Comply with Marsy's Law when interacting with witnesses and victims during case pendency and trial/motion preparation.

Courtroom Proceedings:

  • Represent the state in all stages of court proceedings, including speaking on the record during plea hearings, motions and other courtroom procedures.
  • Interface professionally with trial partners, administrative staff, victim advocates, investigators, courtroom personnel and the public.
  • Be prepared and willing to assist other prosecutors in court when necessary.

Case Management and Systems Proficiency:

  • Monitor and notate cases, ensuring the accurate tracking of case progress.
  • Proficiency in utilizing systems and programs commonly used in the solicitor’s office.

Negotiation and Appeals:

  • Negotiate cases with defense attorneys to reach fair and just resolutions.
  • Assist the appellate attorney with drafting appeals if a case is appealed.

Cross-Court Expertise:

  • Be familiar with other courts in which the Solicitor’s Office practices, such as Traffic Court, School Bus, Magistrate Court and Juvenile Traffic Court.

Adaptability and Additional Tasks:

  • Be prepared to handle additional tasks as required by the solicitor-general, contributing to the efficient functioning of the office.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the State Bar of Georgia, includes those who are provisionally licensed.
  • Strong legal research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Courtroom experience and a demonstrated ability to advocate effectively.
  • Knowledge of legal software and case management systems.
  • A commitment to upholding ethical standards and maintaining the highest level of professionalism.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to Deputy Assistant Solicitor-General Tad Keller at tad.keller@cobbcounty.org. The subject line of the email should include “Full-Time ASG Application—[Your Full Name].” The deadline to apply is Monday, July 1.

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General Counsel | Augusta-Richmond County (07/11/24)

Location: Augusta, Georgia

Job Description:

This position serves as the director of the Law Department and is the chief legal advisor to Augusta, Georgia. 

  • Manages complex civil litigation and other administrative legal matters.
  • Supervises the activities of the legal and investigative staff.
  • Provides general legal advice, legal services and legal representation to the Board of Commissioners, mayor, county administrator, county officers, department directors, boards and authorities, and employees in their official capacities. 
  • Directs and reviews legal research and advisory opinions on various local government issues. 
  • Interprets laws and regulations and advises the Board of Commissioners, county administrator, county officers, department directors, boards and authorities, and employees. 
  • Manages Law Department budget and legal expenses for outside counsel.

Job Duties:

  • Represents governmental officers and employees in complex court and administrative proceedings.
  • Negotiates with attorneys, insurance industry personnel and the general public in a professional manner to develop mutually agreeable settlements which reflect the understanding of the respective parties.
  • Advises the departments and employees in a knowledgeable and effective way on legal issues which might affect operational efficiency and/or risk of liability. 
  • Maintains excellent knowledge of all pertinent federal and state laws, rules and regulations, court rulings and departmental policies, and procedures affecting the department to ensure correct interpretation and uniform implementation of the law.
  • Reviews, amends, prepares and approves contracts, resolutions, ordinances and other legal documents requested by Augusta-Richmond County departments prior to execution by the executive branch and prior to departmental input into the MuniAgenda system. Advises the department heads and officials with regard to agenda requests. 
  • Prepares ordinances and regulations for Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia. Renders complex written and verbal legal opinions.
  • Prepares and monitors items for the Augusta-Richmond County administrative policies and rules.
  • Trains Augusta-Richmond County elected officials, department heads and employees on Augusta-Richmond County policies, rules and state, local and federal laws.
  • Attends county commission meetings, meetings of authorities, boards and commissions, commission zoning hearings and staff meetings in order to render legal advice.
  • Provides daily advice and counsel to the Augusta-Richmond County administrative, executive and departmental staffs, as well as to its elected officials.
  • Updates and maintains high level of professional skills through attending conferences and seminars relevant to law. 
  • Supervises the Augusta-Richmond County Law Department professional and administrative staff and provides a mechanism to their professional development. 
  • Consistently evaluates Augusta-Richmond County legal procedures for efficiency and improvement and makes the necessary changes in procedure upon recommendation to the Augusta-Richmond County Commission. 
  • Supervises and communicates with internal attorneys and outside counsel retained to assist Augusta-Richmond County in civil litigation. 
  • Reviews and approves all litigation expenses submitted by outside counsel for payment by Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal and state law and procedure and Augusta, Richmond County ordinances. 
  • Knowledge of local court rules and procedures. 
  • Knowledge and expertise in the principles and practices of law, including civil litigation, administrative law and quasi-criminal litigation proceedings. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in local government law, litigation and/or related areas of law. 
  • Skilled in oral communication, interpersonal relations and writing. 
  • Skilled in conducting legal research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • JD or Doctor of Laws degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Must be an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia and Supreme Court of Georgia.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving history. If state license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. 
  • Seven years of legal experience with a minimum of four years of documented local government experience. 
  • Must also demonstrate substantial litigation experience.

To Apply:

Click here for full job description and application instructions. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 11.

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Assistant District Attorney | Rome Judicial Circuit (08/31/24)

Location: Rome, Georgia
Salary: $60,580-$125,481, additional county supplement

Job Description:
The Rome Judicial Circuit is seeking applications for a state paid assistant district attorney. Further, to evaluate criminal cases that come into the office and to represent the state in the resolution of the case via dismissal, plea negotiations, trial and appeals. Must work well with others. 

Job Duties:

  • Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; dismisses cases not prosecutable. 
  • Reads cases submitted by investigators; reads police reports; determines whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law. 
  • Determines appropriate sentence recommendations; attends 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. 
  • Works with trial team investigators and other ADAs to coordinate witnesses and evidence for trials; gathers and labels evidence. 
  • Negotiates pleas to dispose of cases. 
  • Interviews witnesses, victims, experts and the police; questions potential jurors and selects jury.
  • Develops trial strategy for each case; organizes opening and closing arguments; presents evidence at trial; consults with supervisors about trial strategy. 
  • Reads appellate briefs and case transcripts; researches and writes responses to briefs. 
  • Represents state in probation revocation hearings; responds to parole notices. 
  • Handles telephone calls from attorneys, witnesses and concerned citizens. 
  • Determines appropriate bond amounts. Attends meetings; maintains continuing education requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Background in litigation.
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia and Court of Appeals of Georgia.
  • Or be in good standing with another state’s bar association and eligible for reciprocal admission to the State Bar of Georgia. 

Preferred Qualification:

  • Trial experience preferred.

To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to leigh.patterson@floydcountyga.org or 
Office of the District Attorney
Rome Judicial Circuit
3 Government Plaza, Suite 108
Rome, GA 30161

The deadline to apply is Saturday, Aug. 31.

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Assistant District Attorney | Cordele Judicial Circuit (09/01/24)

Location: Cordele, Georgia
Salary: $60,580-$125,481, based on experience

Job Description:
The Cordele Judicial Circuit is seeking applications for a state paid assistant district attorney. Further, to evaluate criminal cases that come into the office and to represent the state in the resolution of the case via dismissal, plea negotiations, trial and appeals. Must work well with others. 

Job Duties:

  • Drafts accusations and indictments; evaluates and researches potential defenses; dismisses cases not prosecutable. 
  • Reads cases submitted by investigators; reads police reports; determines whether further investigation is needed; approves or returns cases for more work; researches alternative crimes; reads and researches case law. 
  • Determines appropriate sentence recommendations; attends 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. 
  • Works with trial team investigators and other ADAs to coordinate witnesses and evidence for trials; gathers and labels evidence. 
  • Negotiates pleas to dispose of cases. 
  • Interviews witnesses, victims, experts and the police; questions potential jurors and selects jury.
  • Develops trial strategy for each case; organizes opening and closing arguments; presents evidence at trial; consults with supervisors about trial strategy. 
  • Reads appellate briefs and case transcripts; researches and writes responses to briefs. 
  • Represents state in probation revocation hearings; responds to parole notices. 
  • Handles telephone calls from attorneys, witnesses and concerned citizens. 
  • Determines appropriate bond amounts. Attends meetings; maintains continuing education requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Background in litigation.
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia and Court of Appeals of Georgia.
  • Or be in good standing with another state’s bar association and eligible for reciprocal admission to the State Bar of Georgia. 

Preferred Qualification:

  • Trial experience preferred.

To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to brigby@pacga.org or 
Office of the District Attorney
Cordele Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 5510
Cordele, GA 31010

The deadline to apply is Sunday, Sept. 1.

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Central Staff Attorney | Supreme Court of Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $98,225-$135,357

The Supreme Court of Georgia is accepting applications for the position of a central staff attorney to begin work as soon as possible. Background information about the court may be found at www.gasupreme.us.

Duties:

Career central staff attorneys assist the court with its extensive workload. A member of the central staff team is responsible for preparing memoranda evaluating certiorari petitions and habeas corpus applications, analyzing jurisdictional issues and making recommendations in attorney and judge discipline matters.

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Georgia within one year of employment. 
  • Graduation from an accredited law school with strong academic credentials, demonstrated writing and analytical abilities, great integrity and character.
  • Prior experience as a judicial law clerk is preferred.

Selection Criteria:

  • Excellent legal research, writing and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, manage a large caseload, meet deadlines, work and communicate effectively with the justices and their staff.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

To Apply:

Send an email to resume@gasupreme.us with the subject line: Central Staff Attorney. Attach the following materials as one PDF file:

  • Cover letter explaining interest in the position.
  • Resume including GPA and class rank in law school and undergraduate studies.
  • Law school transcript.
  • Writing sample (not heavily edited by others).
  • List of three references (judges, lawyers or law professors).

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Attorney 3 (Mediator) | State Board of Workers' Compensation | Atlanta

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $72,000

Mediators conduct mediation conferences primarily via the Zoom video conference platform and, upon request, in-person throughout the state of Georgia to facilitate the resolution of workers’ compensation disputes and the settlement of workers’ compensation claims. Work as a mediator is key to moving an injured worker’s claim towards a final resolution. Therefore, mediators must adhere to ethical and legal guidelines, ensure confidentiality of the process as well as maintain proficiency in Georgia workers’ compensation law and current issues.

Our preferred candidate is a balanced employee who works hard to serve the public, but also takes time to recharge and recommit. Currently, but subject to the discretion of the Board, mediators are allowed to work from home two days per week. 

Job Summary:
This position will focus primarily on transactional work with an emphasis on drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts of all types, including some real estate. Approximately three to seven years of experience practicing law with a focus on contracts, public procurement, real estate or education law is preferred but not required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a J.D. and be a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Alternatively, the candidate will have eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination or have reciprocity. 
  • Candidate must have excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to relay information accurately and effectively.
  • Candidate must have superior interpersonal skills, sound judgment and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience in workers’ compensation law is mandatory. The preferred candidate will have between three and five or more years of workers’ compensation experience. 
  • The ability to conduct occasional travel around the state of Georgia is mandatory, including the potential for consecutive days of overnight travel. When travel is necessary, candidate will be responsible for conducting mediations in various cities, which will include, but may not be limited to: Albany, Augusta, Brunswick, Columbus, Dalton, Douglas, Gainesville, Macon, Savannah, Valdosta, Watkinsville and Waycross. Travel will be via your personal vehicle, with mileage reimbursement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Already possess a working knowledge of or be capable of learning how to utilize the Zoom videoconference platform.

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

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Attorney 3 (Mediator) | State Board of Workers' Compensation | Savannah

Location: Savannah, Georgia
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Mediators conduct mediation conferences throughout the state of Georgia in order to facilitate the resolution of workers’ compensation disputes and the settlement of workers’ compensation claims. Mediators must adhere to ethical and legal guidelines and ensure confidentiality of the process.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a J.D. and be a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Candidate must have excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to accurately and effectively relay information.
  • Candidate must have superior interpersonal skills, sound judgment and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience in workers’ compensation law is mandatory. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of workers’ compensation experience. 
  • Extensive travel around the state of Georgia is mandatory, including consecutive days of overnight travel. Candidate will be responsible for conducting mediations in various cities, which will include, but may not be limited to: Savannah, Brunswick, Waycross, Douglas and Valdosta.

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

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Legal Counsel | University System of Georgia

Location: Atlanta

This position will reside in the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Office of Legal Affairs at the University System Office (USO) on Capitol Hill in downtown Atlanta. The USO supports the USG’s 26 public colleges and universities. Common legal issues handled by USG’s Office of Legal Affairs include student matters, employment matters (including faculty and staff), contracts, real estate transactions, constitutional issues, legislation, board governance, litigation support, regulatory compliance and open government. The legal counsel position will work as part of a collaborative team of attorneys and support staff to provide legal advice to administrators at the USO and at the USG’s colleges and universities.

Job Summary:
This position will focus primarily on transactional work with an emphasis on drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts of all types, including some real estate. Approximately 3 to 7 years of experience practicing law with a focus on contracts, public procurement, real estate or education law is preferred but not required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drafts, negotiates and reviews contracts.
  • Assists with real estate transactions and related work.
  • Identifies and prioritizes the response to various areas of legal risk and establishes a clearly understood framework for legal policies.
  • Receives and investigates inquiries and complaints from system and institutional administrators, including matters related to system policies.
  • Confers with system employees on matter involving legal interpretations and decisions related to institutional activities, policy questions and operating problems.
  • Conducts research on state and federal legislation and administrative and court decisions; investigates legal problems and makes recommendations.
  • Drafts, reviews, and approves policies and procedures, bylaws and other documents within legal specialty areas.
  • Educates system employees on relevant state and federal laws, policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Prepares, reviews and negotiates agreements for the Board of Regents and for system institutions.
  • Advises senior management on legal issues related to commercial matters.
  • Provides legal counsel and support to system departments and divisions.
  • Assists secretary to the Board with board duties.
  • Reviews and analyzes proposed legislation.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work with many varying constituents, including but not limited to the Board of Regents, the chancellor, the chancellor's senior staff, presidents of institutions within the USG and their administrators.
  • Knowledge of board-level governance, functions, and relationships and history.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules and regulations impacting higher education.
  • Knowledge of state ethics and government transparency regulations.
  • Skill in written communication with executive and subject matter expert audiences and the news media.
  • Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.
  • Skill in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skills in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to conduct investigations and articulate findings and results of investigations.
  • Ability to respond diplomatically to sensitive and critical issues.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Current member of the State Bar of Georgia, or another state’s bar and able to become licensed in the State of Georgia within one year after date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to seven years of experience actively practicing law.

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

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Staff Attorney | Superior Court, Tifton Judicial Circuit

Location: Tifton, Georgia
Salary: $53,000

Job Description:
The staff attorney will assist in researching legal issues, drafting briefs and preparing orders for two superior court judges. Additionally, they will be required to travel within the circuit as necessary to support judges during court proceedings. This position typically requires on-site work at the office, with the option for remote work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law. 
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia, or have recently taken the bar exam and are awaiting results, or be currently registered to take the bar exam during the next examination period. 
  • No prior experience is necessary for this position.

To Apply:

Submit your resume, cover letter, list of references and writing sample to lindsey.forshee@tiftcounty.org.

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Attorney | Georgia Department of Public Safety

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Up to $98,579

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operations of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division. We currently have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an attorney, which provides assistance to the DPS commissioner and department employees 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 deputy legal director. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as legal resource for matters handled by the Motor Carrier Compliance Division, including household goods and nonconsensual towing tariffs, permitting and regulations.
  • Serves as agency representative in administrative hearings on overweight citations issued to commercial vehicles.  
  • 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 GSP posts 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 the 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, including at Trooper School. 

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 with 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and license to practice law in the state of Georgia or eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination followed by Georgia Bar exam passage and licensure to practice law in the state of Georgia within one year of hiring or reciprocity (must obtain law license).
 
Note: The selected candidate will be hired at the level (Attorney 1, 2, 3 or 4) that best matches their education and experience, and the salary will be commensurate with experience.

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.
  • Selected applicant must pass a pre-employment background investigation. This includes a review of criminal, driver’s and credit history. No polygraph examination is required for this position. 

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

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Public Defender | Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office (Walker, Catoosa, Chatooga and Dade counties) is looking for a recent law school graduate who has a heart for service and a drive excel in the courtroom. Located in the mountains of Northwest Georgia, our offices are convenient to hiking trails, rock climbing, lakes and rivers. We are also a short distance from Chattanooga, Tennessee, a vibrant mid-sized city that offers museums, sporting events, concerts, fine cuisine and all the cultural attractions of other metropolitan areas in the south.

As a public defender in a small town, you will be zealously defending the rights of the rural poor. You will be handling felony cases and immediately gain courtroom experience. Not only will you be mentored by a team of experienced public defenders who will help you hone your skills, but you will also receive formal pre-trial and trial skills training taught by preeminent attorneys from across the state. 

To Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to Georgia Public Defender Recruitment Manager Anna Blitz at ablitz@gapubdef.org.

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Legal Counsel | Office of the Governor | American Samoa

Location: Pago Pago, American Samoa 
Salary: $65,000 minimum commensurate with experience, plus $1,500 monthly housing and utility allowance, relocation assistance and service bonus up to $5,000 per contract year.                                

The Office of the Governor of American Samoa seeks an attorney to serve as legal counsel for Hon. Lemanu P. S. Mauga. The legal counsel must be comfortable balancing a fast-paced environment and long-term projects that involve novel areas of the law. Broad experience in government and legislative drafting is especially valued.

American Samoa is a territory that consists of tropical islands in the South Pacific. It has a unique political status among U.S. territories, giving rise to interesting legal issues. The territory will provide transportation for the person selected and their immediate family to the territory. Work can begin remotely, but the legal counsel must move to American Samoa.

Initial employment contract will be for a two year period. Further employment may be as a political appointee or a contract-specialist at the discretion of the employer.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice to the governor, lieutenant governor and senior staff in the Governor's Office.
  • Draft legal and non-legal documents, including correspondences, memoranda, executive orders, appointments and administrative requests for legislation.
  • Review legal and non-legal documents for the governor including correspondences, leases, land use permits, applications, clemency requests, contracts, approvals and various waiver requests. 
  • Take preemptive measures to avoid legal risks and conflicts.
  • Review, analyze and advise on numerous, varied and complex legal issues spanning the full scope of the territorial government’s legal and policy needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be admitted to a bar in a U.S. jurisdiction and eligible to be admitted to practice law in American Samoa (American Samoa has liberal rules for admission for US licensed attorneys).
  • Able to interpret territorial and federal laws, rules and regulations 
  • Willing and able to commit to a two year contract on a small, remote, tropical island in the South Pacific.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently admitted to the bar in American Samoa.
  • Three plus years' legal work experience preferred.
  • Experience drafting legislation and or administrative rules.
  • Experience acting as counsel to government agencies.
  • Capable of working in an environment where English is not the primary language.
  • Experience or familiarity with Pacific Island cultures or languages is a plus, but not required.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information for three professional references to the chief legal counsel at legal@go.as.gov.

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Public Defender Assistant Attorney | City of Atlanta  

Salary: $75,000-$103,000

Job Description: 

The purpose of this position is to provide legal representation for indigent clients charged with city ordinance and misdemeanor traffic violations in the Atlanta Municipal Court. Primary duties include holistic representation that focuses both on the criminal allegations and any underlying human conditions that can drive unlawful behaviors. Attorneys work with an interdisciplinary team of advocates to identify issues such as addictions, mental illness, homelessness and unemployment in order to link clients with needed social services and civil/legal needs.

Attorneys work in teams supervised by a senior attorney that consults with junior attorneys and guides the development of case strategy and case management plans.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Thorough communications with the client, to include meetings to review facts of the case, explain the law, court process and options for addressing the case. 
  • Development of case management plans, to include identification of investigatory needs, motions and research needs, collateral legal and personal consequences and linkage to social services. 
  • Attorneys represent clients in court on a daily basis, managing first appearance, reset cases, plea negotiations, alternative sentencing and treatment referrals, and bench trails.  
  • Administrative tasks include documenting case files and maintaining a master calendar that reflects court dates and status of all cases assigned.
  • Attorneys must develop expert knowledge of city ordinance violations and traffic misdemeanors. A command of both subject matters must be demonstrated within six months of employment. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of criminal law and procedure as demonstrated by education and experience.
  • Excellent oral advocacy skills required.
  • Excellent research and writing skills required.
  • Experience with the following civil practice areas a plus: family law, real estate, estates and wills, social security and other public benefits, elder law, immigration.
  • Experience in fields of mental health, drug addictions, homelessness and unemployment desired.
  • Dual degrees in social work and/or social work and psychology classes/training desired.
  • Spanish speaking skills a plus.
  • Ability to manage heavy client caseload in a demanding and challenging courtroom and jail environment.
  • Ability to compile, organize, prepare and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
  • Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. 
  • Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department. 
  • Capable of working under stress related to duties that require constant attention to detail, tight deadlines and advocacy in the courtroom.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate required. Must be a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • One to three years of direct experience is preferred.

To Apply:

Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Public Defender Assistant Attorney II | City of Atlanta  

Salary: $75,000-$103,000

Job Description: 

The purpose of this position is to provide legal representation for indigent clients charged with city ordinance and misdemeanor traffic violations in the Atlanta Municipal Court. Primary duties include holistic representation that focuses both on the criminal allegations and any underlying human conditions that can drive unlawful behaviors. Attorneys work with an interdisciplinary team of advocates to identify issues such as addictions, mental illness, homelessness and unemployment in order to link clients with needed social services and civil/legal needs. 

Attorneys work in teams supervised by a senior attorney that consults with junior attorneys and guides the development of case strategy and case management plans.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Thorough communications with the client, to include meetings to review facts of the case, explain the law, court process and options for addressing the case.
  • Development of case management plans, to include identification of investigatory needs, motions and research needs, collateral legal and personal consequences, and linkage to social services.
  • Attorneys represent clients in court on a daily basis, managing first appearance, reset cases, plea negotiations, alternative sentencing and treatment referrals and bench trails. 
  • Administrative tasks include documenting case files and maintaining a master calendar that reflects court dates and status of all cases assigned.
  • Attorneys must develop expert knowledge of city ordinance violations and traffic misdemeanors. A command of both subject matters must be demonstrated within six months of employment. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of criminal law and procedure as demonstrated by education and experience.
  • Excellent oral advocacy skills required.
  • Excellent research and writing skills required.
  • Experience with the following civil practice areas a plus: family law, real estate, estates and wills, social security and other public benefits, elder law, immigration.
  • Experience in fields of mental health, drug addictions, homelessness, and unemployment desired.
  • Dual degrees in social work and/or social work and psychology classes/training desired.
  • Spanish speaking skills a plus.
  • Ability to manage heavy client caseload in a demanding and challenging courtroom and jail environment.
  • Ability to compile, organize, prepare and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
  • Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. 
  • Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department. 
  • Capable of working under stress related to duties that require constant attention to detail, tight deadlines and advocacy in the courtroom.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate required. Must be a member of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Two to three years of direct experience is preferred.
  • Trial experience (jury or bench) is preferred.
  • Practice area experience in criminal law, appeals, DUI, code enforcement, probate, real estate, immigration, veteran’s rights, indigent defense research, social work, mental health advocacy or homeless rights.

To Apply:

Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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County Attorney | Camden County  

Location: Woodbine, GA

This position serves as the legal counsel for the county government. Reporting directly to the county commission, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice, representation and support to ensure the county's adherence to applicable laws and regulations.

Job Description: 

  • Provide legal counsel and representation to the county government in civil matters, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to advise county officials on various legal issues, including contracts, ordinances and policies.
  • Represent the county in court proceedings, administrative hearings and negotiations, advocating for the county's interests.
  • Draft, review and interpret legal documents, including contracts, agreements and resolutions, to safeguard the county's legal interests.
  • Collaborate with other county departments and officials to address legal concerns and provide proactive legal guidance.
  • Stay informed about changes in laws and regulations that may impact the county, and recommend necessary adjustments to policies and practices.
  • Manage outside counsel when necessary, ensuring effective communication and coordination of legal services.
  • Provide legal training to county staff and officials on relevant legal issues and updates.
  • Attend county commission and planning commission meetings, as well as other board meetings as appropriate or required.
  • Maintain confidential and accurate legal records, ensuring compliance with record-keeping requirements.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant legal experience, preferably in government or public sector law.
  • Active membership in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Strong knowledge of local, state and federal laws affecting county government.
  • Excellent legal research, writing and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated courtroom experience and litigation skills.
  • Ability to work independently, make sound legal judgments and manage multiple priorities.
  • Knowledge of the principles of executive management, leadership and communication with stakeholders, elected officials, department heads and employees.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Commitment to upholding ethical standards and maintaining the highest level of professional integrity.
  • Knowledge of county government operations and functions is a plus.
  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the departments in the county government in order to complete the responsibilities as outlined, usually interpreted to require a minimum of five to seven years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

To Apply:

Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Senior Staff Attorney, Appointed | Superior Court of Fulton County 

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $117,794

The Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia (court) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior staff attorney, appointed, in office of the judge's chambers. This job will be an “in person” position.

Superior court is Georgia's busiest trial court of general jurisdiction. The court seeks to provide a forum in which legal disputes between citizens can be resolved in a fair and efficient process with attention to equal access, impartiality, efficiency and safety. After joining the court, you will become part of a fast-paced team dedicated to providing the citizens of Fulton County with the service they deserve.

Job Summary:

The senior staff attorney, appointed, is a career-track court professional, conducts legal research, drafts court orders and memoranda, advises the judge on legal issues as required. This position functions as part of a cross-trained team responsible for litigation processing and docket management. This position is appointed by an elected official to serve in a “highly intimate and sensitive position of responsibility,” under the direct supervision of the elected official.

Essential Duties:

  • The staff attorney performs legal research and drafts proposed orders for an assigned judge. Provides legal advice and opinions to judges and court staff. Prepares legal summaries of facts and arguments for cases brought before the court.
  • Drafts legal memoranda, proposed orders and jury charges on court cases and specific points of law as required by the assigned judge. Reviews legal opinions and various legal publications for research purposes.
  • Stays current on relevant laws, regulations, and court processes and procedures. Provides legal analysis of appellate opinions, motions, jury charges and court documents, and monitors for compliance with established court rules and procedures.
  • Applies training and experience to caseload to identify and ensure emergency issues are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner. Supervises other court personnel within chambers at the discretion of the assigned judge.
  • Provides information, guidance and direction to attorneys, patrons of the court, other court employees and other agency representatives regarding applicable case management policies and procedures. Provides information to attorneys and other concerned parties regarding cases on court calendar.
  • Trial judges responsible for litigation processing and docket management are supported by a three person team of court professionals. Team members provide lead direction and guidance to lawyers and litigants navigating the litigation process before the judge. The team functions collaboratively to facilitate orderly case management and court proceedings, including analyzing and prioritizing the flow of work relating to all case types comprising a judicial caseload.
  • Areas of primary responsibility are divided among team members as determined by the judge. As part of the litigation and docket management support unit, the staff attorney may assist in case flow and litigation process management, including scheduling, caseload progression analysis, development, and implementation of strategies and procedures for management of the docket from case filing to disposition across case types or with respect to specific aspects of the litigation process such as motions practice.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants may possess a combination of the following:

  • Experience managing or supervising attorneys or other legal staff in a state government office.
  • Experience with the legislative process.
  • Experience advising clients on legal matters in oral and written formats, including opinion and advice memoranda.  
  • Experience or course work in one or more of the following legal subject matter areas: motor vehicle titling and registration, alcohol and tobacco regulation and enforcement, property tax, government relations, unclaimed property and law enforcement.

Preferred Qualifications:
Applicants must possess all the following to receive consideration:

  • Submission of a writing sample, not to exceed 10 pages, from a brief, memo, or other similar document. This must be attached to your profile/application.
  • Ability to provide professional legal services to agency divisions and executive leadership.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with project teams, both within the legal group and among business divisions.
  • Ability to complete projects with limited supervision.
  • Ability to weigh the needs of the agency to determine the best course of action for all parties in an evolving legal landscape.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to accept responsibility for one's actions with honesty and integrity, while remaining committed to organizational success.
  • Experience managing or supervising attorneys or other legal staff.

Education and Experience:

  • 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 (LEP022).

To Apply:

Visit Team Georgia Careers to create and submit a profile. For assistance, contact Marcie Hunter at marcie.hunter@dor.ga.gov.

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Attorney I | DeKalb County Solicitor's Office 

Location: Decatur, GA

Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to review, investigate, prosecute or defend, and resolve criminal cases on behalf of the county or state of Georgia in an assigned legal office or county department; perform beginning level professional legal work; and may assist in 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.

  • Conducts initial case evaluations as assigned; 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 prepares for 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; and presents cases to superiors.
  • Represents clients or state of Georgia at arraignments, preliminary and pre-trial hearings and conferences, motion hearings, jury and bench trials, probation and sentencing, post-adjudication/post-conviction hearings, alternative and diversion programs, specialty courts or any related courtroom proceedings; prepares and argues motions and evidence; negotiates and presents plea resolutions; negotiates at all stages on behalf of the client; advises clients or victims regarding the acceptance or rejection of plea offers; and assists with jury selection, opening and closing statements, evidence presentation, witness questioning and bond/sentencing recommendations as assigned.
  • Communicates with and serves as a liaison to clients, victims, families, witnesses and/or community partners; develops attorney-client relationship; provides information and updates regarding case status; makes appropriate referrals; requests victim advocates and assists them as needed; and explains and advises regarding the investigative and judicial process.
  • Conducts research and documentation for assigned cases; researches relevant case law and interprets in relation to the facts of the case; researches the terms, procedures or science used in other fields; prepares briefs and motions and responses to same; writes case summaries; drafts complaints, accusations, indictments, jury charges and supporting documents; and makes trial notes.
  • Manages assigned caseload; attends scheduled court appearances; creates new case files; inputs and records case-related data and notes; logs case activities; closes files; receives and reviews calendars; and coordinates with court administration, clients, witnesses, experts and others.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge in appropriate legal fields; attends conferences, seminars, meetings and training events relevant to area of expertise; keeps abreast of legal changes; and participates in professional organizations.
  • Coordinates with community partners and the public to support and promote criminal justice efforts and crime prevention initiatives; educates and informs the community about the criminal justice system; may supervise and mentor student interns;and conducts and attends meetings with schools, government organizations, healthcare providers, interest groups or other community partners.

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

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Omar Davis at ordavis@dekalbcountyga.gov.

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Career Law Clerk | U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan Barrett | U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia 

Location: Augusta
Level: JSP 11 - JSP 14 (Judiciary Salary Plan). 
Salary:  $69,107 to $151,308

Duties:

  • Conducts substantive legal research.
  • Drafts legal memoranda, opinions and orders.
  • Provides legal counsel and support to the judge and staff on matters affecting the administration of bankruptcy cases.
  • Performs other duties as prescribed by the judge and staff, including administrative duties for chambers and supervising the term law clerk. 
  • Travel to other divisions located within the Southern District of Georgia may be necessary, depending upon the caseload. 

Minimum Qualifications:

At the time of appointment, the applicant must be a graduate of an ABA accredited law school and member of a Bar with excellent professional and academic credentials including:

  • Exceptional legal research, writing, and proofreading skills.
  • Keen analytical ability and sound judgment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Windows, WestlawNext® and/or Lexis Advance®.

Prefered Qualifications:

  • Post-JD bankruptcy litigation and motion practice experience at a law firm or public agency.
  • Prior judicial clerkship.

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 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:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney General | Criminal Division | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $65,000 minimum/commensurate with experience

Job Summary:
Attorneys in this section handle post-conviction litigation in cases in which the death penalty was imposed beginning at the direct appeal stage and continuing through all state and federal habeas corpus cases. In addition, attorneys in this section also provide assistance on interlocutory appeals in potential death penalty cases as well as advice to district attorneys who try the cases.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepares briefs on behalf of the State in murder direct appeals and in habeas corpus cases in state and federal courts.
  • Participates in evidentiary hearings and appears in state and federal habeas cases to argue motions and appeals.
  • Prepares final orders in state habeas corpus cases.
  • Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs.
  • Works with expert witnesses.
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legislation
  • Travel, as required, for in-person evidentiary hearings (typically not much travel is required due to hearings being conducted virtually). 
  • 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 of the State Bar of Georgia and graduation from an accredited law school.
  • Position requires strong writing skills.
  • Preference will be given to those who have federal court experience.
  • Travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Experience in appellate litigation.

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

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Assistant Attorney General | Consumer Protection | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $65,000 minimum/commensurate with experience

Job Summary:
Attorneys in this division represent the state of Georgia in the enforcement of laws and regulations to protect Georgia consumers and legitimate businesses from unfair and deceptive commercial practices. The division addresses some of the most pressing issues affecting Georgians, including exploitation of the elderly and disabled, sales of unproven medical treatments, misleading advertising, unlawful debt collection, data breaches and the opioid crisis. The Consumer Protection Division’s efforts can result in restitution to consumers, payments to the state in the form of civil penalties and injunctive terms to establish business practices moving forward that comply with applicable laws. The division helps achieve the goal of having businesses compete fairly and operate on a level playing field. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with civil investigators to investigate business practices, interview consumers and evaluate their complaints, issue civil investigative demands and subpoenas, take testimony and attempt to negotiate appropriate resolutions. 
  • Litigate to enforce consumer protection laws either by initiating administrative proceedings or by filing complaints in state or federal court. 
  • Perform a wide range of investigations in partnership with their counterparts in other state Attorneys General Offices and federal agencies.

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:
Click here for full job description and application instructions.

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Assistant Attorney General | Government Services & Employment | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $65,000 minimum/commensurate with experience

Job Summary:
Duties of an attorney in this section include, but are not limited to: defending state agencies, public colleges and universities and state officers/employees in employment discrimination lawsuits in state and federal court; providing general representation to assigned clients including the Georgia Department of Labor, the state’s public retirement systems, the State Personnel Board and the Veterans Services Board. Travel is occasionally required for this position. Teleworking is available.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Appears in state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals.
  • Conducts legal research and keeps abreast of recent legal developments.
  • Prepares pleadings, motions and briefs.
  • Prepares discovery requests and responses, including e-discovery.
  • Takes and defends depositions.
  • Provides general legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies.
  • May be called upon to present training material on relevant subject matter to client agencies.
  • Attends continuing legal education seminars as required;
  • Travel, as required by the position (typically travel is limited).
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
One year of general litigation experience.

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

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Assistant Attorney General | Regulated Industries and Professions | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $65,000 minimum/commensurate with experience

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:Attorneys in this section provide legal advice and representation to the Office of Health Planning of the Department of Community Health, the Georgia Public Service Commission, the Access to Medical Cannabis Commission and the Insurance Commissioner, as well as representing the state in antitrust cases. For the Office of Health Planning and the Public Service Commission, attorneys represent the divisions of the agency before hearing officers and agency heads, and then defend the final agency decision on appeal. For the Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, attorneys advise the client on the implementation of the Hope Act, and defends its selection of licensees. While this section represents the Insurance Commissioner’s office in contested cases and rulemakings, the bulk of the work has related to the liquidation of insolvent insurance companies, which can involve bringing claims against parties that contributed to the insolvency of an insurance company as well as defending the Insurance Commissioner against claims the liquidation was mishandled. The antitrust work for this section generally involves federal/state or multistate litigation. The section also represents the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity, the Trauma Care Network Commission, the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, the Secretary of State’s Office in selected areas, the Commission on Women and the Subsequent Injury Trust Fund. Finally, the Section represents the state in data breach, Class Action Fairness Act and payday lending matters. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participates in administrative hearings and appears in state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals.
  • Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs.
  • Attends depositions; works with expert witnesses.
  • Participates in settlement negotiations.
  • Prepares discovery requests and responses.
  • 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.
  • Travel, as required by the position (typically not much travel is required).
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Some litigation experience.
Excellent writing skills.

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

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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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