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Assistant Solicitor General | Columbus-Muscogee County

The Office of the Solicitor General, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, has an opening for an Assistant Solicitor General. This position is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor criminal cases occurring in Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, in the State Court. We are looking for an entry level or experienced attorney who is a team player and desires to become excellent prosecutor.   

MAJOR DUTIES (include but are not limited to): 

  • Assists the Solicitor General in the administration and work of the office; 
  • Reviews law enforcement reports, criminal histories, driving histories, videos, warrants and affidavits, crime lab reports and other relevant information and evidence as necessary to prepare and prosecute cases; 
  • Ensures cases are properly investigated for prosecution; 
  • Prepares accusations and cases for arraignment, hearings and trial; 
  • Negotiates cases with pro se defendants, private attorneys and the Public Defender’s office; 
  • Handles and prosecutes bond revocation hearings, probation revocation hearings, and pretrial and post-trial motions and hearings as necessary; 
  • Prepares written reports, discovery responses, pretrial and post-trial motions, briefs, orders, letters, subpoenas and other documents; 
  • Represents the state in Mental Health Court; 
  • Coordinates with mental health personnel regarding appropriate handling and disposition of cases in Mental Health Court; Researches and writes appeals for the state of Georgia;
  • Reads, analyzes and interprets Georgia statutes and regulations as well as Georgia and federal case law; 
  • Researches legal issues; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.   

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
All applicants must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. (Applicants with pending results of the Georgia Bar Examination will be considered). A criminal background check is completed on all candidates. Employment is contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation, bar examination and drug tests. Salary is commensurate with experience based on the Consolidated Government of Columbus Pay Scale. 

Applicants should mail or e-mail (in PDF or Microsoft Word format) a resume, cover letter and references to: 

David B. Ranieri
Chief Assistant Solicitor General
Office of the Solicitor General
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902-1340
dranieri@columbusga.org
706-653-4327
Facsimile: 706-653-4330

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Attorney 2 | Georgia Department of Community Health

Salary: $57,000-$62,500
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Type: Full-Time Salaried
Division: Office of General Counsel

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), Office of General Counsel, is seeking a qualified Attorney 2 to serve as a generalist attorney to assist within other areas of the office as directed by General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel or other senior OGC managers. As a generalist, the attorney will provide research and other legal assistance and will learn and produce work product for other areas with this office. 
 
Job Responsibilities
The Attorney 2, under general supervision, conducts research and provides analysis, memorandums and/or recommendations on legal issues within the scope and authority of the agency. This position will be responsible for:

  • reviewing proposed rules and regulations, 
  • insuring compliance with state statutes, 
  • assisting with case reviews, 
  • providing research and legal analysis of federal regulations as applied to the Department, and other duties as assigned. 
  • May act as a liaison or representative between the agency and Department of Law.

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and license to practice law in the State of Georgia or eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination or reciprocity and one year of relevant legal experience or one year of experience required at the lower level Attorney 1.

Apply here. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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Attorney 4 | State Health Benefit Division | Georgia Department of Community Health

Salary: $52,331.12 - $74,758.74
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Type: Full-Time Salaried
Division: Office of General Counsel

The Georgia Department of Community Health, Office of General Counsel, is seeking a qualified Attorney 4 to serve as legal counsel focusing on the State Health Benefit Plan division of DCH. The attorney will assist the section with legal review and of contracts, policies, and documents, insure compliance with federal and state laws, assist in negotiations on behalf of the department, and assist with other duties as directed by the General Counsel.
 
Job Responsibilities
Under limited supervision, the Attorney 4 oversees the provision of analysis and/or recommendations on legal issues within the scope and authority of the agency generally and the State Health Benefit Plan specifically.

  • Handles complex issues. 
  • May act as a lead worker and/or supervise support staff. 
  • Supervises and plans work of assigned staff. Acts as a resource to answer questions and evaluates the status of reimbursements or recoupments. 
  • Coordinates work in legal proceedings litigated by the Department of Law or other prosecuting authority. 
  • Develops and implements division/unit policies and procedures. 
  • 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 may administer 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.

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university amd license to practice law in the state of Georgia or eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination or reciprocity and three years of relevant legal experience or three years of experience required at the lower level Attorney 3.

Apply here. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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Legal Services Officer | Georgia Department of Community Health

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Type: Full-Time Salaried
Division: Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel, Medicaid Legal Services Unit, is seeking a Legal Services Attorney III. This position, under limited supervision, will prepare, negotiate and litigate Health Law issues before the Office of State Administrative Hearings. The incumbent will provide analysis and/or recommendations on legal issues within the scope and authority of the agency and work in conjunction with support staff, to ensure positive completion of both individual and group projects.
 
Job Responsibilities
Provide legal support to the department through the Division of Legal Services. In doing so, he/she is responsible for working assigned cases, preparing them for hearings, submitting and responding to relevant motions, interviewing and preparing witnesses. Moreover, this position requires analysis of issues facing the department and recommendations to ameliorate the same. When the situation arises, the attorney must negotiate, and draft settlement agreements involving sums as small as $1,000 to over $2 million. Additional job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Drafting and preparing legal documents and correspondence. This includes Motions for Summary Determination, Motions for Continuance, Motions to Substitute Counsel, etc.
  2. Reviewing and assembling appeal files to determine the optimal course of action in support of the Department's best interest etc.
  3. Conducting legal research utilizing Lexis and/or other reference materials.
  4. Assisting outside counsel, whether the State AG's office or SAAGs, with cases that are before both the Superior and/or federal court.
  5. Oral and written communication with Medicaid members, Medicaid providers, opposing counsel, the Attorney General's Office, court officials, etc.
  6. Interviewing witnesses in preparation for administrative hearings.
  7. Attending departmental meetings.
  8. Preparing related reports.
  9. Presenting matters on behalf of the Department before OSAH as well as the departments designated hearing officer.
  10. Assisting various program specialists with legal issues associated with their programs.
  11. Provide "in house" training in conjunction with Program Specialists.
  12. Serves as liaison between DCH and other interested stakeholders.
  13. Stay abreast of current issues across the Medicaid spectrum.
  14. Attend seminars and training, provide a synopsis of the same.
  15. Counsel the public with regard to the programs and services available under the DCH umbrella.
  16. Travel required throughout the state of Georgia.
  17. Seek ways to improve internal procedures and practices of Legal Services.
  18. Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and license to practice law in the State of Georgia or eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination or reciprocity and two years of relevant legal experience or wwo years of experience required at the lower level Attorney 2.

Preferred Qualifications
Three years of relevant legal experience. The same should include a familiarity with litigation.

Apply here. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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Attorney 4 | Georgia Department of Community Health

Salary: $65,000-$72,500
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Type: Full-Time Salaried
Division: Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel is seeking qualified applicants for the Attorney 4 position. The attorney will work under limited supervision, to perform the following responsibilities: 
 
Job Responsibilities

  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts, amendments, license agreements, memoranda of understanding, interagency agreements, and other legal documents representing a contractual agreement on behalf of the Department of Community Health (DCH or Agency). 
  • Provides analysis and advice on legal, liability, and/or risk management matters and develops approaches to resolve complex issues.  
  • Applies knowledge of state government procurement laws and regulations. 
  • Researches and analyzes case law as well as current and proposed statutory authority affecting the Agency, including but not limited to keeping abreast of legal issues and developments in the healthcare industry and related areas. 
  • Prepares grant and contract proposals, and administers contracts with funding agencies.  
  • Drafts or reviews letters and other legal notices related to compliance and enforcement of contracts.   
  • Represents the Contracts Administration section in meetings with internal customers, other stakeholders and contractors. 
  • Acts as a liaison or representative between DCH and the Georgia Department of Law.  
  • May represent Agency in administrative hearings or as a client to the Georgia Department of Law.  
  • May participate in the preparation and coordination of cases prior to and during court trials and administrative hearings. 
  • Develops, oversees and implements administrative processes designed to maintain and monitor the legal compliance of Agency processes.  
  • Assists with preparing for audits and responding to inquiries from internal and external auditors.  
  • Provides training for other staff.  
  • Performs other duties and provides assistance on special projects and assignments as directed by supervisor.  

Technical Competencies: 
Selected candidate must be able to demonstrate and apply the following:

  • Knowledge of technical legal writing. 
  • Skill in the preparation of legal documents, including memoranda, contracts, proposed legislation and other legal instruments.  
  • Knowledge of statutes, court decisions, state and federal laws and regulations (particularly those applicable to the Agency's administrative and regulatory functions). 
  • Ability to determine and ensure compliance with state standards and federal regulations. 
  • Ability to perform legal research and analyze and apply knowledge to departmental operations, facts of cases or disputes, and advise departmental administrators (both orally and in writing) on points of law affecting the Agency.  
  • Knowledge of government operations, including administrative regulation process, legislative drafting and the legislative process. 
  • Knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence and alternative dispute resolution practices. 
  • Organization skills and ability to maintain oversight of multiple projects. 
  • Ability to function as a liaison for the department, including representing the Agency in administrative hearings. This also includes providing assistance on special projects and other assignments, as deemed necessary by the department.

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

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to meeting the qualifications listed above, demonstrate some or all of the following skills/experience:

  • 3-5 years of contract experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating, interpreting, and administering vendor agreements, software licensing agreements, service level agreements, etc. in government and/or in the private sector that involve healthcare administration, healthcare access, or other related healthcare matters; 
  • Experience supervising attorneys and/or support personnel with demonstrable interpersonal skills; 
  • Litigation experience (through the courts or an administrative tribunal); 
  • Experience working in a fast paced, time sensitive, customer service-oriented environment with continually changing priorities; 
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency, including the Microsoft Office suite (particularly Word and Excel), Adobe Acrobat Pro and document management software (e.g. Laserfiche).

Apply here. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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Senior Attorney I, Litigation | City of Atlanta

The City of Atlanta Department of Law is seeking qualified applicants for an assistant city attorney position within the Litigation Practice Group. The Litigation Practice Group is a defense-oriented practice that represents the city of Atlanta and its employees in matters pending in both the federal and the state court systems. The practice group also handles administrative investigations. 

Qualifications 
Applicants should be capable of handling all stages of litigation including discovery, depositions and alternative dispute resolution. The ideal candidate should have at least four years of litigation experience in general civil litigation in state and federal courts. The ideal candidate should have trial experience and experience working with senior attorneys and administrative staff. Prior experience representing a municipal or other local government is not required. The position will require extensive contact with various city departments and Atlanta City Council.

Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills, analytical skills, sound judgment, professionalism and the interpersonal skills necessary to contribute to a litigation team handling complex legal matters in a fast-paced environment.

Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Qualified candidates must successfully pass a background check. All applicants must possess the highest professional ethics and integrity.  

Apply here. Deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 30.

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Assistant Attorney II | City of Atlanta

Description 
The City of Atlanta Department of Law is seeking qualified applicants for the position of assistant attorney in the Procurement Team in the Transactions Division. 

The position will also involve extensive contact with City Council and city departments. The successful applicant should demonstrate superior writing skills, outstanding judgment, excellent analytical skills, strong negotiation skills, excellent oral communication skills and superb interpersonal skills. The ability to effectively perform in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment is also required. Applicants with prior experience representing a municipality or other governmental/quasi-governmental entity are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications 
The city is seeking candidates with a minimum of three years of legal experience, working on complex transactions in some or all the following practice areas: government procurement, regulatory, legislative, technology and real estate. Experience drafting and negotiating intergovernmental agreements and memoranda of understanding is beneficial. 

Apply here. Deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 30.

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Associate Attorney, General Civil Litigation | City of Atlanta

Description 
The City of Atlanta Department of Law is seeking qualified applicants for an associate city attorney position within the Litigation Practice Group. The Litigation Practice Group is a defense-oriented practice that represents the city of Atlanta and its employees in matters pending in both the federal and the state court systems. The practice group also handles administrative investigations.  

Qualifications 
The ideal candidate should have zero (0)–three (3) years of litigation experience in general civil and/or employment litigation in state and federal courts, including appellate work. The applicant should be capable of handling all stages of litigation including discovery, depositions and alternative dispute resolution. Applicants must have experience managing paralegals and/or administrative staff. Experience drafting legislation is a plus. The associate city attorney in this position, will report directly to the deputy city attorney for litigation, and will have extensive contact with Atlanta City Council, multiple city departments and the governing bodies of several other municipalities. Prior experience representing a municipal or other local government is not required. Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills, strong negotiation skills, good judgment, professionalism and the interpersonal skills necessary to work on complex legal matters in a fast-paced environment.

Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia. Qualified candidates must pass a background check. All applicants must possess the highest professional ethics and integrity.   

Apply here. Deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 30.

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Judicial Vacancy | Enotah Judicial Circuit

This is to provide notice to members of the Bar and the public that the Judicial Nominating Commission for the state of Georgia, created by an Executive Order of Gov. Brian Kemp, is now engaged in the process of receiving names of persons to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of the Enotah Judicial Circuit, which was created by the resignation of Hon. N. Stanley Gunter, effective Sept. 30, 2019.

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. Such names should be sent to the Commission by Aug. 26, 2019.

By letter addressed to:
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 on the Commission’s website at jnc.georgia.gov. An application package will also be emailed to each nominee who supplies an email address to the Commission. Applications must be returned to the Commission on or before Sept. 9, 2019. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the date and time for their interview. All interviews will be held at the State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta St. NW, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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

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Director | Judicial Qualifications Commission

The Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission is accepting applications for the position of Director.

The applicant must be a current member of the State Bar of Georgia and have been a member of the State Bar of Georgia for a minimum of ten (10) years. The ideal candidate will have experience as a practicing lawyer in both civil and criminal matters, have strong administrative and interpersonal skills, and be capable of dealing professionally with the public, bench, bar, legislature and media. The primary duties include:

  • Counseling judges on compliance with the Code of Judicial Conduct;
  • Presenting on judicial ethics and the work of the Commission at judicial seminars and other judicial functions; 
  • Preparing for, coordinating and attending monthly meetings of the Commission; 
  • Drafting agendas for the monthly meetings and distributing them to the members of the investigative panel (IP) prior to each meeting;
  • Ensuring the Commission is in compliance with any Georgia law that applies to the Commission;
  • Receiving and screening complaints, referring complaints to other agencies when appropriate, conducting preliminary investigations and making recommendations to the investigative panel;
  • Coordinating with the Commission’s investigator to investigate claims of judicial misconduct upon authorization by the investigative panel;
  • Notifying complainants about the status and disposition of their complaints, make recommendations to the investigative panel on the disposition of complaints, file formal charges when directed to do so by the investigative panel, prosecute formal charges, file notices of exceptions to the findings, conclusions, and recommendations for sanctions, or orders of dismissal of the hearing panel, and brief and argue matters on review by the Supreme Court; 
  • Maintaining records of the operations of the Commission, including minutes of investigative panel meetings and receipt of complaints, screening, investigation and filing of formal charges in judicial discipline and incapacity matters, subject to the requirements of JQC Rule 18; 
  • Compiling statistics to aid in the administration of the system, including but not limited to, a log of all complaints received, all investigations conducted, all advisory opinions drafted, and prepare statistical summaries of docket processing and case dispositions; 
  • Coordinating with additional legal counsel assisting in formal proceedings brought against judges by the Investigative Panel of the Commission;
  • Carrying out and coordinating the imposition of discipline of judges found to have violated the Code of Judicial Conduct;
  • Drafting of various pleadings for transmission to the Supreme Court of Georgia relating to disciplinary actions, and any other court in which an action is pending which involves the Commission; 
  • Drafting of Director Opinions consistent with the Code of Judicial Conduct; 
  • Communicating with the public, the media, the courts, and other state and national judicial conduct organizations, as may be directed by the Commission;
  • Preparing the budget for submission to the investigative panel and managing spending of said funds;
  • To the extent necessary or required, conferring with and assisting the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Judicial Council and the General Assembly, with its various committees concerning budgetary and other administrative matters; 
  • Performing all election responsibilities required by Commission Rules;
  • Monitoring compliance by judges with CJE requirements;
  • Managing the Commission website;
  • Supervising personnel and members of the IP staff, and managing the office, equipment, operations and accounts payable;
  • Engaging the services, with the IP’s approval, of investigators or experts as necessary to investigate and process matters before the investigative panel, the hearing panel and the Supreme Court;
  • Performing any other duties as directed by the investigative panel.

Salary is commensurate with experience; state benefits are available.  

Resumes should be emailed by 5 p.m. on Aug. 31, to: beasterlin@gajqc.com.

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Public Defender II | Fulton County

Position: Public Defender II
Salary: $ 69,602 - 104,402 per year

Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree required; supplemented by three years of experience as a practicing attorney.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must be 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 Fulton County Superior Court, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.fultoncountyga.gov, OR click here.

The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 26.

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Assistant Public Defender I | Fulton County

Position: Assistant Public Defender I
Salary: $62,544 - 93,816 per year

Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctorate Degree required; supplemented by one year(s) 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.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must be 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 assigned courts, and methods and techniques related to area of assignment.

Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.fultoncountyga.gov, OR click here.

The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 26.

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Public Defender | Troup County

Position: Public Defender
Department: Court Services
Salary: $48,763.51 per year

Under general supervision and instruction this position is responsible for the provision of legal services to indigent clients. Success in this position contributes to the effective and efficient representation of clients.

Qualifications/Knowledge:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in course of law; must have 1-3 years of related experience
  • Must have current membership in the State Bar of Georgia
  • Must have completed the State Bar Mentoring Program
  • Must have current valid driver's license
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal law
  • Knowledge of investigative tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of trial proceedings
  • Knowledge of computers and job related software programs
  • Skill in the completion of legal research
  • Skill in producing persuasive legal arguments
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
  • Skill in oral and written communication

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets with clients to review cases
  • Analyzes cases and researches legal issues
  • Prepares cases for court
  • Meets with and negotiates with prosecutors regarding the resolution of cases
  • Attends court and hearings on behalf of clients
  • Oversees the administrative handling of assigned cases, including court notifications, filing of motions and orders, etc
  • Meets with judges, law enforcement personnel and other officials regarding court, case administration, etc
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Employment applications will be accepted until filled on Troup County's website www.troupcountyga.org.

Troup County is an Equal Opportunity Employer - A Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace

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Staff Attorney | Gwinnett County State Court

Salary: $70,077 - $94,603, commensurate with years of experience
Location: Lawrenceville

Judge Emily J. Brantley of the Gwinnett County State Court seeks an attorney to provide assistance by conducting a variety of legal research, analysis and document preparation related to cases, statutes, records and related information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform legal research;
  • Make recommendations to judges regarding dispositions of motions;
  • Draft, edit and proofread legal correspondence;
  • Attend and assist with case conferences, motions hearings and trials;
  • Respond to inquiries from law enforcement personnel, county employees, elected officials, the general public and/or other interested parties.

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate;
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia;
  • Minimum five years of legal experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong general civil background;
  • Three years of experience as a judicial staff attorney.

The applicant selected for the position is subject to a criminal background check.

TO APPLY:
Submit your resume to: Kimberly Ciccaglione, Director of Court Services, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046; courtinfo@gwinnettcounty.com or apply online.

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

Location: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Salary: $77,058 (GS 12 limited experience); $91,631 (GS-13 experienced)

Job Description:
The Office of the General Counsel protects and advocates for the legal interests of the Social Security Administration. 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. 

Requirements:
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.

HOW 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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