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District Attorney | Columbia Judicial Circuit 04/15/21

Gov. Kemp is accepting nominations for consideration as the first district attorney of the Columbia Judicial Circuit, which was created pursuant to SB 9 (Act 7), effective July 1.

Individuals interested in this position should complete an application and send by mail to:

Rhonda Barnes Wilson
Paralegal
Office of Governor Kemp
201 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

by fax to 404-656-5948 or by email to rhonda.wilson@georgia.gov.

To obtain a copy of the application, please contact Rhonda Barnes Wilson at 404-651-7760 or rhonda.wilson@georgia.gov. The deadline for receipt of applications in this office is Thursday, April 15.

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Judicial Vacancy | Supreme Court of Georgia (04/30/21)

The Judicial Nominating Commission is now engaged in the process of receiving names of persons to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Georgia created by the resignation of Chief Justice Harold D. Melton, effective July 1, 2021.

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. Please include a current email address for anyone you nominate. The deadline for nominations to be received by the Commission has been extended to than Friday, April 30.

Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Vincent Russo
500 14th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

or by email to nominations@robbinsfirm.com.

The application package is available for download on the Commission’s website at www.jnc.georgia.gov/application. Applications must be returned to the Commission on or before Monday, May 17. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the date, time and location of their interview.

The Commission will select and recommend to the governor a short list from those applicants interviewed and found to be “qualified” or “well qualified” for this position.

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Attorney I, II, III | Athens-Clarke County

Location: Athens-Clarke County
Salary: Attorney I - $55,063 – $70,202
Attorney II -  $57,816 – $73,712
Attorney III - $63,742 – $81,267

The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County seeks a highly motivated professional to assist the Athens-Clarke County Attorney in providing advisory, transactional, and litigation related legal services to the Unified Government. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, preparing and presenting cases for trial; preparing briefs, motions, contracts, deeds, and providing legal counsel and performing additional tasks as assigned. 

There are two vacant positions. The selected candidates will be placed as an Attorney I, Attorney II or Attorney III within the corresponding pay range depending upon qualifications. 

Job Responsibilities:
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Prepares cases for trial, participates in motion practice, prepares briefs and memoranda, tries cases and makes oral arguments in various courts and administrative tribunals on behalf of the unified government.
  • Negotiates settlements and consent orders in cases.
  • Provides legal counsel to the unified government's departments; duties include rendering oral opinions, providing legal advice on government policies and procedures, preparing and reviewing deeds and contracts, conducting title searches, researching case law and conducting other legal services as requested.
  • Prepares documentation to assist in the orderly administration of cases involving ordinances of the unified government. 
  • Conducts legal research by reviewing case law, legal opinions, codes and statutes. 
  • Reads legal journals and case law to maintain knowledge of the legal profession.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the unified government and the operations and functions of the office of the attorney. 
  • Knowledge of legal practices, policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities. 
  • Knowledge of the development and administration of operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of the specific duties of the position. 
  • Knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the job. 
  • Knowledge of resources for keeping informed of any changes in policy, methods, operations, and budgetary and equipment needs, etc., as they pertain to departmental operations and activities. 
  • Knowledge of and proficient with computers. 
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws relevant to local government and rules of court. 
  • Ability to deal effectively with organizational, management, human relations and technical subjects. 
  • Ability to negotiate and mediate. 
  • Ability to develop and administer policies, procedures, plans and activities and to monitor the performance of subordinates against measured, established goals. 
  • Ability to develop and implement long-term goals for the department in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency.  
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with subordinates, management, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the unified government as they relate to the office of the attorney. 
  • Ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner. 
  • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in managing subordinates, including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards and resolving problems. 
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and related information. 
  • Ability to handle the required mathematical and statistical calculations. 
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret federal and state laws, local ordinances and codes, tax maps and digests, plats, case law, legal handbooks, financial reports, real estate appraisals and other materials.   
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in preparing and presenting court cases. 
  • Ability to use standard word processing and/or database management software programs in performing administrative duties.  

Minimum Qualifications:
Attorney I - $55,063 – $70,202
Juris Doctorate with at least one year of experience as a practicing attorney, law clerk or law assistant required, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Must be a member of the State Bar of Georgia and obtain a minimum of 12 hours of accredited continuing education annually. Must possess a valid driver's license. Supervisory experience is preferred. 
 
Attorney II -  $57,816 – $73,712
Juris Doctorate with at least four years of experience as a practicing attorney is required with experience in three practice areas, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Must be a member of the State Bar of Georgia and obtain a minimum of 12 hours of accredited continuing education annually. Must possess a valid driver's license. Supervisory experience is preferred. 
 
Attorney III - $63,742 – $81,267
Juris Doctorate with at least six years of experience as a practicing attorney is required with experience in four practice areas, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Must be a member of the State Bar of Georgia and obtain a minimum of 12 hours of accredited continuing education annually. Must possess a valid driver's license. Supervisory experience is preferred.  

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

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Associate Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor | American Samoa

Salary: $65,000/year plus housing allowance and relocation assistance
Location: Pago Pago, American Samoa

Job Description: 
The Office of the Governor of American Samoa seeks an attorney to act as legal counsel to the governor. 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. Legal counsel will be a political appointee serving at will within the governor's office, and report to the chief legal counsel.

American Samoa is a territory that consists of tropical islands in the South Pacific. It is the only U.S. jurisdiction that has remained Covid-free throughout the pandemic. The territory will provide transportation for the person selected and their immediate family. This will involve spending time in quarantine. Work can begin remotely, but the legal counsel must move to American Samoa.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice to the governor, lieutenant governor and senior staff in the governor's office.
  • Drafting memoranda, executive orders and administrative requests for legislation.
  • Reviewing and drafting legal documents for the governor.
  • Taking preemptive measures to avoid legal risks and conflicts.

Qualifications:

  • Must be eligible to practice law in American Samoa. (American Samoa has liberal rules for admission by motions for lawyers from other U.S. jurisdictions.)
  • 3+ years' legal work experience.

Preferences:

  • Admitted to the bar in American Samoa.
  • Experience drafting legislation and or administrative rules.
  • Experience acting as general counsel to government agencies.

To Apply:
Contact the chief legal counsel at jason.mitchell@go.as.gov

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Attorney 4 | Georgia Department of Community Health

Salary: $52,331.12 - $74,758.74
Location: Atlanta, Fulton County

The Georgia Department of Community Health is currently seeking a qualified attorney in the Office of Health Planning, which administers the Certificate of Need (CON) Program, conducts reviews of design and construction projects, collects and maintains various health care facility surveys, coordinates state health planning activities and administers the Managed Care Patient's Rights program. 
 
Job Responsibilities:

  • Under limited supervision, oversees the provision of analysis and/or recommendations on legal issues within the scope and authority of the agency.
  • Acts as a resource to answer questions and evaluates the status of reimbursements or recoupments.
  • Develops, oversees and implements administrative processes designed to maintain and monitor the legal compliance of department processes.
  • Drafts amendments to existing contracts and standardized letters and notices related to administrative legal procedures.
  • Implements administrative processes designed to maintain and monitor the legal compliance of departmental processes and activities.
  • Participates in the implementation of settlements, agreements and/or legal judgments within approved guidelines.
  • Prepares grant and contract proposals, and administers contracts with funding agencies. Provides analysis, answers or recommendations regarding complex legal, liability and/or risk-management issues.
  • Provides legal services such as writing articles and drafting new or amended legislation or regulations.
  • Provides research and analysis of legal, policy and environmental issues.
  • Researches and analyzes current statutory and case law affecting the agency and/or programs.
  • Selects appropriate methods and techniques for resolving problems.

Essential Duties:

  • Issue request for letter of determination and request for investigation decisions. 
  • Working closely with the director, review staff’s draft of CON and request for letter of determination decisions for consistency with applicable statutes and regulations.
  • Represent the department in administrative appeals of request for letter of determination decisions.
  • Provide timely responses to inquiries from the general public or other stakeholders regarding the CON process and exempt activities.
  • Provide needed support to the attorney general's office in legal proceedings. 
  • May provide sworn testimony in administrative hearings as necessary related.
  • Draft proposed Health Planning Rules; review proposed State Health Planning and Development legislation as needed; and assist in bill analysis and recommendations.
  • Collaborate in developing and implementing administrative processes.
  • Provide analysis, answers or recommendations regarding complex legal, liability and/or management issues.
  • Research and analyze statutes and case law impacting the agency or program.
  • Assist director in creating an environment and in implementing policies that will enhance the consistency of CON and determination reviews and processes among the CON review staff in order to improve integrity and consistency in approach and methods. 
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and agency rules and regulations, including but not limited to mandatory training, performance management, mandatory reporting requirements, ethics and security, facility and network access controls.
  • Other duties and assignments as needed to support the director in the effective management of the program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university.
  • License to practice law in the state of Georgia, eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination or reciprocity.
  • Three years of relevant legal experience or three years of experience required at the lower level Attorney 3.

Preferred Qualifications:
At least five years of experience as a practicing attorney performing similar job duties; supervisory experience.

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

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Attorney Manager | Georgia Department of Public Safety

Salary: $70,000-$80,000
Location: Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Safety oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol, Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division. We currently have an opportunity for an attorney manager in the Legal Services Division. 

The Legal Services Office provides assistance to the commissioner and to the employees of the department concerning matters associated with the daily operations of the department and serves as the primary liaison with the Office of the Attorney General.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the attorney manager of the department’s Open Records Unit.
  • Provides verbal and written analysis of work performed by unit employees.
  • Serves to improve customer-based programs, training of unit employees, tracking of requests and unit practices to successfully respond to a high volume of open records requests.
  • Provides working, effective knowledge of the Georgia Open Records Act as it applies to the department.
  • Responds and provides effective problem-solving practices and skilled communications for difficult requests and difficult requestors, as elevated to management from unit employees.
  • Oversees all aspects of the daily operations of the Open Records Unit.
  • Teaches classes on a variety of issues which may relate to legal and non-legal topics.
  • Assists the director and deputy director with resolution of legal problems.
  • Serves as legal resource for complaints of internal and external customers concerning open records issues.
  • Receives, identifies and accurately responds to non-party discovery requests and litigation subpoenas, while identifying potential problems, timely responsiveness, as well as seeking any necessary guidance and protection afforded by the Georgia Attorney General’s Office.
  • Serves as agency representative in administrative hearings, including overweight citations and non-consensual towing rotations and assignments.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends and changes in laws and court decisions related to the mission of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university.
  • Licensed to practice law in Georgia.
  • Two years of related legal experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Familiarity with state government structure and operations.
  • Management of employees.
  • Two years of experience in one or more areas: criminal prosecutions, civil litigation, administrative hearings, management of more than five employees, representation of government agency.

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

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Assistant County Attorney III | Law Department | DeKalb County

Salary: $80k+ (Commensurate with experience)
Location: DeKalb County, Decatur, Georgia

The Law Department of DeKalb County, has an opening for assistant county attorney. This position provides legal counsel to assigned departments and officials.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as counsel in representing the legal interest of the county for assigned departments in accordance with state laws and rules of professional conduct.
  • Represents assigned departments in litigation.
  • Drafts and reviews contracts and agreements; reviews contracts for compliance with internal policies and procedures, as well as local, state and federal laws, and conducts research.
  • Represents assigned departments in personnel matters, attends Merit System hearings and other proceedings.
  • Represents county tax assessor in tax appeals.
  • Develops and reviews legislation; reviews, drafts and interprets laws, ordinances, regulations and resolutions; reviews and interprets pending and new legislation.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate degree required; five years of experience practicing law; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license; and must possess and maintain licensure from the State Bar of Georgia. A criminal background check is completed on all candidates. Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation and drug tests.

Preferred Experience:

  • Civil litigation experience in state and federal courts.
  • Experience representing local governments or state government in Open Records Act matters.
  • Experience representing public safety officials and officers in litigation.
  • Experience representing local governments and local government officials in litigation.

To Apply:

Please review the comprehensive job posting here, or send your resume and writing sample to BEEpps@dekalbcountyga.gov

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Staff Attorney | Probate Court of Douglas County

Salary: $52,000 - $60,000  

Job Description:

The probate staff attorney will provide assistance to judges in researching issues before the court and in writing opinions. Additionally, this position will be responsible for researching, compiling, comparing and organizing legal documents for judges and assisting judges in court proceedings. The law clerk may also assist the judges in making legal determinations. 

Qualifications:

  • Current membership in the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Three years as a licensed attorney.
  • Three years professional and legal experience preferred.
  • Must provide a written sample of legal analysis.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license (Class C), a satisfactory motor vehicle record, and the ability and willingness to drive a county vehicle; if assigned, job duties require the use of a vehicle.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

To Apply:

Complete the online application here.

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Assistant Public Defender II | Fulton County

Salary: $69,602 - $104,402

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 three years of experience in criminal justice, legal or generally related field; 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 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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Deputy Attorney General | Prosecution Division | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Commensurate with experience

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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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Assistant Attorney General | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: Commensurate with experience and bar year

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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $60,000 minimum 

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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Attorney General | Post Conviction Litigation | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

Location: Atlanta
Salary: $60,000 minimum 

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

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Attorney General | Civil Rights Section | Office of the Attorney General | Georgia

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

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

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

To Apply:
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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