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Divison Director, Appeals | State Board of Workers' Compensation

Advertised Salary
Minimum $75,000
Actual hiring salary will be dependent upon candidate's credentials and experience.

Job Description
Serves as Director of the Appellate Division of the State Board of Workers' Compensation. Reports directly to the Chairman, the Directors and the Executive Director. Responsible for managing all aspects of the Appellate Division; including staff, work assignments, case load, case progression, court calendars and court procedures. Responsible for drafting proposed decisions for the Appellate Division judges. Maintains communication and an effective working relationship with the other Division Directors, other agencies, all stake holders in the workers compensation community and the general public. Selects appropriate methods and techniques for resolving problems. Recommends or initiates personnel actions and administers agency policies. Provides leadership to subordinate managers and staff. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • JD degree from an accredited school of law.
  • At least five years of experience in the practice of law
  • Membership, in good standing, of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Proficiency in legal research
  • Excellent legal writing skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two to five years of experience in the management of professional level staff
  • At least two to five years of experience as a practicing workers' compensation attorney
  • Mediation skills
  • Ability to make oral and written presentations on workers' compensation topics to those in the workers' compensation system and the public at large

To Apply
Visit team.georgia.gov. The online title is (LEG00GS).

Upload the following with your application:

  1. Cover letter addressed to Delece Brooks, Executive Director for the State Board of Workers' Compensation
  2. Resume; and
  3. Writing Sample

Additional Information
Applications must be submitted by the application deadline of Thursday, March 8.

Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the candidate evaluation process.

The State Board of Workers' Compensation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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 | 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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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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