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Attorney Guardian Ad Litem | Floyd County Juvenile Court

Essential Functions
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Serve as child(ren)'s attorney in Dependency and CHINS matters if there is no conflict with the child's desires and otherwise, provides advocacy for Dependent and CHINS children with a focus on the child's best interests.
  • Comply with requirements of O.C.G.A. § 15-11-105 in regards to powers and duties of the Guardian Ad Litem.
  • Maintain regular and sufficient in person contact with each child/client.
  • Conduct independent assessments to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the case; communicating with health care, mental health care and other professionals involved in the child's case; review case study, educational, medical, psychological and other relevant reports.
  • Attend all court hearings and other proceedings, meetings and Citizen Panel Review hearings.
  • Review proposed changes in the child's placement, contact the child prior to and after placement changes.
  • Provide written reports to the court and the parties with recommendations, updates, etc.
  • Participate in any dispute resolution processes.
  • Monitor compliance with the case plan and court orders.
  • Serve as the plan manager when appointed on cases where children have been deemed to not be mentally restorable; call and schedule meetings of those required, draft and develop competency plan for submission and approval by the court.

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor degree required with some experience in juvenile law preferred. Must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia and admitted to plead and practice before Court of Appeals of Georgia and before the Supreme Court of Georgia after employed if not already admitted.

This is a full-time at-will exempt position but has county benefits. Starting salary $44,000/year.

Benefits include:

  • Health/ Major Medical (County pays between $4,671.96-$15,163.32 annual cost of medical insurance.)
  • Dental (Employer pays $96 annual cost of dental insurance.)
  • Long-Term Disability (County pays $2.52-$181.44 annual cost of premium.)
  • Retirement (Defined Benefit Pension Plan. All contributions made by county.)
  • Paid Holidays (9 per year)
  • Paid Vacation-annually (48-168 vacation hours annually depending on years of service.)
  • Paid Sick Leave (96 hours/year; May only be used according to county policy.)
  • Pays 1, 2 or 3 percent of salary plus $50 per year depending on years of service.

To Apply
Send a cover letter, writing sample and resume to Floyd County Juvenile Court, Attn: Catherine Fricks, Court Administrator, by fax to 706-291-5274 or by email to fricksc@floydcountyga.org by Friday, Oct. 13, unless the deadline is extended.

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Superior Court Judge | Oconee Judicial Circuit

The Judicial Nominating Commission is now engaged in the process of receiving names of persons to fill a vacancy on the Oconee Judicial Circuit created by the resignation of Hon H. Frederick Mullis Jr.

You are invited to submit nominations for this vacancy. Members of the Bar may submit their own name or the names of others. The public is also invited to submit nominations. Such names should be sent to the Commission by Monday, Oct. 23, by letter addressed to:

Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Dana McGuire
600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 5200
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216

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

To each person nominated, the Commission will send an application package to be returned for receipt on or before Nov. 6. The Commission will meet to interview applicants sometime after Nov. 13. Applicants will be notified of the time for their interview. All interviews will be held at the State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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

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

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Superior Court Judge | Pataula Judicial Circuit

The Judicial Nominating Commission is now engaged in the process of receiving names of persons to fill a vacancy on the Pataula Judicial Circuit created by the resignation of Hon. Thomas H. Baxley.

You are invited to submit nominations for this vacancy. Members of the Bar may submit their own name or the names of others. The public is also invited to submit nominations. Such names should be sent to the Commission by Monday, Oct. 23, by letter addressed to:

Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Dana McGuire
600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 5200
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216

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

To each person nominated, the Commission will send an application package to be returned for receipt on or before Nov. 6. The Commission will meet to interview applicants sometime after Nov. 13. Applicants will be notified of the time for their interview. All interviews will be held at the State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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

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

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Superior Court Judge | Superior Court of Clayton County

The Judicial Nominating Commission is now engaged in the process of receiving names of persons to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of Clayton County created by the resignation of Hon. Albert B. Collier.

You are invited to submit nominations for this vacancy. Members of the Bar may submit their own name or the names of others. The public is also invited to submit nominations. Such names should be sent to the Commission by Monday, Oct. 30, by letter addressed to:

Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Dana McGuire
600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 5200
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216

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

To each person nominated, the Commission will send an application package to be returned for receipt on or before Nov. 13. The Commission will meet to interview applicants sometime after Nov. 27. Applicants will be notified of the time for their interview. All interviews will be held at the State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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

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

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Superior Court Judge | Superior Court of Henry County

The Judicial Nominating Commission is now engaged in the process of receiving names of persons to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of Henry County created by the resignation of Hon. Wade Crumbley.

You are invited to submit nominations for this vacancy. Members of the Bar may submit their own name or the names of others. The public is also invited to submit nominations. Such names should be sent to the Commission by Monday, Oct. 30, by letter addressed to:

Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Dana McGuire
600 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 5200
Atlanta, GA 30308-2216

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

To each person nominated, the Commission will send an application package to be returned for receipt on or before Nov. 13. The Commission will meet to interview applicants sometime after Nov. 27. Applicants will be notified of the time for their interview. All interviews will be held at the State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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

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

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Assistant District Attorney | UIFSA Division | DeKalb County District Attorney's Office

The DeKalb County District Attorney's Office is currently accepting resumes for an Assistant District Attorney for its Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) Division. UIFSA prosecutes establishment and enforcement interstate child support cases. Attorneys assigned to UIFSA, represent the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) in litigation matters concerning child support establishment and enforcement.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • researching and interpreting legal issues affecting child support enforcement litigation and other operations of the organization (DCSS);
  • utilizing available sources and professional knowledge to prepare legal briefs, opinions and position papers substantiating the organization's position;
  • monitor work product of case managers and assigned administrative staff for timely and efficient processing of applicable legal workflow processes;
  • train and advise staff on various child support related issues, including the application of the child support guidelines and worksheets and changes in the Child Support Recovery Act and UIFSA statute;
  • review cases for bankruptcy and attend bankruptcy court as needed;
  • attend hearings in the Office of State Administrative Hearings as needed on various administrative procedures;
  • reviewing and analyzing case files and ensuring that information has been properly documented, and file is clearly organized for efficient prosecution;
  • analyzing case files to determine if an obligor meets the criteria for referral to an alternative sanction program;
  • meet with outside attorneys, obligors and obligees as needed to address child support enforcement and/or establishment concerns and to obtain child support orders;
  • presenting cases to the court in child support hearings;
  • examining and preparing case managers for hearings;
  • negotiating with opposing counsel;
  • and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements
The ideal candidate must be a licensed member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia; have sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position. The successful candidate must have a minimum one to three years of law practice experience, preferably in civil litigation and specifically, family law related experience; must have knowledge of the Child Support Recovery Act and the State of Georgia Child Support Worksheets and Guidelines; familiarity with the UIFSA statute is a plus; and must be able to multitask and work with a high volume of files under time constraints.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong organizational skills are a must, and experience with DeKalb County e-filing is a plus; interpersonal skills are necessary, with the understanding that you will be speaking with non-custodial and custodial parents from various backgrounds; must be able to work well in a team environment, while at the same time having the ability to work independently; must demonstrate a strong sense of personal responsibility; and a commitment to serving the community and working with the public.

Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter and references by Tuesday, Oct. 31, to Kamilah Miller, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney, UIFSA Division, at kemiller@dekalbcountyga.gov.

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Municipal Court Judge | City of Social Circle

The City of Social Circle is requesting proposals for City Municipal Judge services.

The City of Social Circle is a historic community with a population of approximately 5,000 which spans from Walton County into Newton County. The city has a diverse industrial base with strong growth potential, and is an attractive area for residential growth with stable neighborhoods, excellent transportation and a charming downtown. Information on the city is provided at www.socialcirclega.gov.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 25 years of age
  • A member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia

Jurisdiction
The jurisdiction of the Municipal Court includes the following:

  1. to try and punish violations of the charter, all city ordinances and such other violations as provided by law
  2. to punish those in its presence for contempt
  3. to fix punishment for offenses within its jurisdiction not exceeding a fine of $1,000 or imprisonment for six months, or both, or as provided by law
  4. to establish a schedule of fees to defray the cost of operation
  5. to establish bail and recognizances,... and to accept cash or property as surety for persons charged with violations
  6. to have the same authority as Superior Courts to compel the production of evidence, the presence of all parties necessary, to enforce obedience to its orders, judgments and sentences, and to administer such oaths as necessary
  7. to issue warrants for arrest of persons charged with offenses against any ordinance of the city and to issue warrants for offenses against state laws committed within the city
  8. to authorize the abatement of nuisances and prosecution of traffic violations

Proposal Guidelines
Proposals are requested from attorneys interested in providing these services. At a minimum, proposals should include:

  1. The relevant experience and expertise of the individual.
  2. Information responsive to all sections of the questionnaire.
  3. References from other local governments to whom legal or Municipal Court judge services have been provided.
  4. A schedule of fees for providing services.
  5. Professional liability insurance.
  6. Information on availability to be responsive to city needs.

Process for Selection
The process for selection of a Municipal Court judge is as follows:

  1. Proposals must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 7.
  2. One digital and eight hard copies of proposals to be provided to:
    City of Social Circle
    Attn: City Manager
    P.O. Box 310
    Social Circle, GA 30025
  3. The proposals will be reviewed and ranked. Selected candidates will be invited to be interviewed by the mayor and council at a work session in December 2017.
  4. Subsequent to the interviews, the mayor and council will determine their desired appointment.
  5. The appointment of the City Municipal Court judge would be effective January 2018.

Questions?
Please contact Adele Schirmer, City Manager, at 770-464-6901 or aschirmer@socialcirclega.com if you have any questions or desire further information.

Click here to download the entire RFP.

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Judicial Law Clerk | Superior Court of Floyd County | Rome Judicial Circuit

Job Description
The judicial law clerk will work with the four Superior Court judges of the Rome Judicial Circuit. Assignments will include legal research and writing, preparation of proposed orders, reviewing pro se divorce petitions and attending court proceedings. The Superior Court is a court of general jurisdiction, and the judicial law clerk will work in all areas of the law.

The length of the position is typically one year.

This is a State of Georgia position.

Qualifications
Law school graduate who has passed or sat for the bar examination.

Start Date
As soon as possible after acceptance of an offer.

Compensation
A salary is set and provided by the State of Georgia, with a small supplement from Floyd County. Total compensation is approximately $44,616. Benefits are provided and/or available through the State of Georgia.

To Apply
Send cover letter and resume by mail to:

Court Administrator
Floyd County Superior Court
3 Government Plaza, Suite 326
Rome, GA 30161

or by email to hartp@floydcountyga.org.

The position is open until filled.

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Assistant District Attorney | Appellate Division | Fulton County District Attorney's Office

The Office of the Fulton County District Attorney is seeking an experienced appellate attorney to serve as an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Appellate Division. Excellent writing and research skills are required. Experience in preparing appeals and arguing before appellate courts preferred.

Essential Duties

  • Conducting legal research
  • Arguing constitutional challenges for prosecutions
  • Preparing and writing appellate briefs
  • Evaluating trial court decisions for error
  • Conducting oral argument before the Georgia appellate courts
  • Providing legal assistance for the trial attorneys

Essential Skills

  • Excellent writing skills required
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent legal research skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Lexis-Nexis
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, understandable manner and listen attentively to others

Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • 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
  • Experience working in a law firm or government legal office, including years experience in writing appellate briefs and arguing before appellate courts

Starting Salary
$61,318

To Apply
Please email resume to da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov. Be sure to type Appellate Attorney into the subject line. Position is open until filled.

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Assistant District Attorney I | Fulton County District Attorney's Office

Purpose of Classification
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: prepares and argues motions; may assist with jury selection, opening and closing statements, evidence presentation and witness questioning; makes bond and sentencing recommendations.
  • Investigates, evaluates and prepares cases for trial: requests and inspects records and evidence; prepares graphics and exhibits; prepares and serves discovery; makes investigative requests; identifies and interviews witnesses; observes crime scenes; obtains and reviews scientific results and analysis; subpoenas witnesses and prepares them for trial; determines need for, procures and interviews expert witnesses; anticipates legal issues; assists in the development of case strategies; presents cases to superiors.
  • Conducts case research and documentation: researches relevant case law and interprets in relation to the facts of the case; prepares briefs and motions and responses to same; writes case summaries; drafts complaints, accusations, indictments and supporting documents; and prepares trial notebooks.
  • Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to grand jury: reviews case file and analyze the facts and evidence of the case; reviews criminal histories of defendants; determines appropriate charges; ensures sufficient probable cause; drafts indictments for indictable cases; subpoenas law enforcement officers and witnesses; and presents cases to grand jurors.
  • Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses and community partners: provides updates regarding case status; requests victim advocates and assists them as needed; and explains and advises regarding the investigative and judicial process.
  • Manages caseload: attends scheduled court appearances, including plea and arraignment, status, case management, final plea, motions and trial calendar; and schedules trial and hearing dates with judges and case managers.
  • 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; and conducts and attends meetings with schools, government organizations, health care providers, interest groups or other community partners.
  • 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: receives and reviews various documentation, including, police reports, witness statements, laboratory reports, criminal histories, defense motions and case law updates; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence and other documentation, including charging documents, recidivist notices, probation revocations, sentencing recommendations, motions and legal briefs, trial summaries and departmental reports; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate degree required; previous experience in criminal justice, legal or generally related field is preferred; 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 be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.

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 the Superior Court of Fulton County, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Salary
Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please email resume and writing samples to da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov. This position is open until filled.

Click here to download the complete job announcement.

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Assistant District Attorney III | Fulton County District Attorney's Office

Purpose of Classification
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 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.

  • Leads and coordinates daily work activities of assigned co-workers: confers with supervisor to obtain direction regarding work assignments and priorities; organizes tasks in order to complete assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with co-workers, assists with complex/problem situations and provides technical expertise; assists with training and instructing co-workers regarding operational procedures; assists with supervision of co-workers by reporting employee problems and providing input on disciplinary action and employee performance evaluations.
  • Conducts or assists in the conduct of jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, post-trial or appellate proceedings, and related courtroom proceedings: prepares and argue motions; conducts jury selection; makes opening and closing statements; presents evidence in court; and questions witnesses; makes appropriate objections and arguments; makes bond and sentencing recommendations and arguments.
  • Investigates, evaluates and prepares cases for trial: requests and inspects records and evidence; prepares graphics and exhibits; prepares and serves discovery; makes investigative requests; identifies and interviews witnesses; observes crime scenes; obtains and reviews scientific results and analysis; subpoenas witnesses and prepares them for trial; determines need for, procures and interviews expert witnesses; anticipates legal issues; develops case strategies; presents cases to superiors or District Attorney.
  • Conducts case research and documentation: researches relevant case law and interprets in relation to the facts of the case; prepares briefs and motions and responses to same; writes case summaries; drafts complaints, accusations, indictments and supporting documents; and prepares trial notebooks.
  • Prepares cases and indictments for presentation to grand jury: reviews case file and analyze the facts and evidence of the case; reviews criminal histories of defendants; determines appropriate charges; ensures sufficient probable cause; drafts indictments for indictable cases; subpoenas law enforcement officers and witnesses; and presents case to grand jurors.
  • Communicates and serves as a liaison with victims, family, witnesses and community partners: provides updates regarding case status; requests victim advocates and assists them as needed; and explains and advises regarding the investigative and judicial process.
  • Conducts pre-trial case resolution: conducts plea negotiations; consults with superiors or District Attorney regarding negotiated pleas; pleads case in court; and completes restitution requests.
  • Manages caseload: attends scheduled court appearances, including plea and arraignment, status, case management, final plea, motions and trial calendar; and schedules trial and hearing dates with judges and case managers.
  • 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; conducts and attends meetings with schools, government organizations, health care providers, interest groups or other community partners; and provides resources, training and recommendations that educate or support a specific criminal justice program/initiative, such as the rehabilitation of juveniles, the prevention and prosecution of human trafficking, or community crime prevention.
  • 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: receives and reviews various documentation, including, police reports, witness statements, laboratory reports, criminal histories, defense motions and case law updates; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence and other documentation, including charging documents, recidivist notices, probation revocations, sentencing recommendations, motions and legal briefs, trial summaries and departmental reports; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate degree required; supplemented by six years of experience as a practicing attorney; 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 be registered as a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.

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 the Superior Court of Fulton County, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Salary
Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please email resumes and writing samples to da.employment@fultoncountyga.gov. This position is open until filled.

Click here to download the complete job announcement.

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Assistant Attorney General | Consumer Protection Unit | Georgia Department of Law

The Georgia Department of Law, also referred to as The Georgia Office of the Attorney General, seeks a Georgia barred attorney for its Consumer Protection Unit. Attorneys in this unit enforce the Fair Business Practices Act, as well as many of the state's other consumer protection laws. Attorneys take action against businesses and individuals who are alleged to have violated those laws.

Requirements
This position requires applicants to be a member of the State Bar of Georgia AND graduation from an accredited law school. Preference will be given to applicants who have litigation experience and trial experience, are comfortable in the courtroom and have good communication and strong writing skills.

Additional Information
A criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation.

To Apply
Along with your resume, applicants are required to complete and submit a Department of Law application & waiver. Please mail your completed application to:

Department of Law
Attn: W Brown, Human Resources Director
40 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA 30334

Applications are reviewed by the Division Deputy. Selection of candidates is based on the specific preferred qualifications needed by the position.

Please submit two writing samples along with copies of your official undergraduate and law school transcripts. You may submit the application and writing samples with the transcripts to follow. Candidates that are not interviewed will have their application information held in the applicant pool and considered for future vacancies with the department. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is open until filled.

Click here to read the complete job description.

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Assistant Attorney General | Civil Rights Section | Georgia Department of Law

The Georgia Department of Law, also referred to as The Georgia Office of the Attorney General, seeks a Georgia barred attorney for its Civil Rights Section. Cases for this section involve the defense of state employees sued in federal court for constitutional violations primarily under the First, Eighth and Fourteenth amendments. Travel may be required.

Requirements
This position requires applicants to be a member of the State Bar of Georgia AND graduation from an accredited law school. Preference will be given to applicants who exhibit strong writing skills, litigation experience and/or civil rights related experience.

Additional Information
A criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation.

To Apply
Along with your resume, applicants are required to complete and submit a Department of Law application & waiver. Please mail your completed application to:

Department of Law
Attn: W Brown, Human Resources Director
40 Capitol Square
Atlanta, GA 30334

Applications are reviewed by the Division Deputy. Selection of candidates is based on the specific preferred qualifications needed by the position.

Please submit two writing samples along with copies of your official undergraduate and law school transcripts. You may submit the application and writing samples with the transcripts to follow. Candidates that are not interviewed will have their application information held in the applicant pool and considered for future vacancies with the department. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is open until filled.

Click here to read the complete job description.

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Law Clerk | Superior Court of Fulton County

The Superior Court of Fulton county has an exciting opportunity for an experienced law clerk.

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.

Position Overview
The law clerk performs duties related to conducting legal research on a wide range of subjects; preparing legal summaries, providing expertise to judges and other staff in the Superior Court of Fulton County.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage mandamus actions and habeas petitions.
  • Serve as a floating law clerk to Superior Court judges as needed.
  • Screen pro se filings, perform legal research and draft legal opinions, court orders and other documents as assigned.
  • Draft legal memoranda on court matters and specific points of law as required.
  • Review legal opinions and various legal publications for research purposes.
  • Provide legal analysis on general administrative matters to the chief judge and court administrator.

Skills
Organizing and prioritizing work; resolving problems and making decisions; preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports; conducting effective legal research and drafting sound legal documents; identifying and investigating the facts of legal matters; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with county personnel, officials and the general public; operating personal computers, including spreadsheets, databases, word processing, presentations and other related software.

Knowledge
Theories, principles and practices of criminal law and procedure, civil law and procedure, family law, contract and employment law; Principles and practices of customer service; Court practices and procedures; Legal terminology; Methods and techniques used to conduct legal research; Principles and practices of legal document preparation.

Salary
$66,985

Qualifications
Juris Doctorate degree; experience practicing law is preferred.

Licensing Requirements
Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.

Examination
The examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience, accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed to be rated as qualified. If selected, an official, accredited college and law school transcript are required, at the time of employment for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.

To Apply
Completed applications and resumes with letters of interest may be sent to the Superior Court Administrator's Office via email to SCA.BusinessOffice@fultoncountyga.gov. Applications may be downloaded from the website at www.fultoncourt.org/employment. This position is open until filled.

Click here to download the complete announcement, including an EEO Candidate Voluntary Self-Identification form and a Veteran Status Pre-Offer Solicitation form.

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Public Defender | State Court of Troup County

The State Court public defender will provide legal defense for indigent defendants.

Requirements

  • A Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law
  • Membership in the State Bar of Georgia
  • A current, valid driver's license
  • One year experience handling criminal cases is preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares and conducts all phases of criminal, misdemeanor cases from initial arrest through trial and appeals
  • Conducts research, interviews clients and witnesses, and handles other details in preparation for trial
  • Prepares legal briefs, develops strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation for presentation of case
  • Negotiates pleas with prosecuting attorneys
  • Defends assigned clients/cases in court
  • Appears with clients in court and presents evidence before judge or other judiciary and jury
  • Represents clients on non-jury calendar days for arraignments, probation revocations, guilty pleas, sentence hearings, etc.
  • Maintains contact with clerk of court, court administrator, solicitor, law enforcement agencies and other agencies in performing assigned duties
  • Performs all other related duties and special projects as assigned

Salary Range
$41,828.80 - $44,400 per year

To Apply
Applications will be accepted at the Georgia Department of Labor, 1002 Longley Place, LaGrange, GA 30240 until the position is filled. A resume and cover letter are required in addition to a completed employment application.

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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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