Georgia Department of Law
Assistant Attorney General
The mission of the Department of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia by providing legal representation of the highest quality to the agencies, officers and employees of state government and by honorably and vigorously carrying out the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the Attorney General. The Department of Law is organized into the Executive Office, five legal divisions, four specialty units and an operations division. The position filled through this announcement will serve in the Torts section of our General Litigation Division.
Job Summary: The responsibilities of Attorneys in this Section include but are not limited to: representing state agencies (and sometimes their officers and employees) who are sued for tort claims under the Georgia Tort Claims Act. Representative tort claims include personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims based on allegations ranging from medical malpractice, engineering negligence, and law enforcement/pursuits to slip-and-falls and car wrecks. Travel is required in this position.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Appears in state and federal courts (primarily state courts) to try cases and argue motions and appeals;
- Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
- Works with expert witnesses;
- Participates in settlement negotiations;
- Prepares discovery requests and responses;
- Takes and defends depositions of fact and expert witnesses;
- Conducts research on pertinent legal issues and keeps abreast of recent legal developments;
- Attends continuing legal education seminars as required and may make 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 Georgia Bar in good standing.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who possess prior litigation experience.
Additional Information: Employment is contingent upon completion and satisfactory results of a criminal background check.
Candidates that are being strongly considered for the position will be required to submit a Department of Law employment application & waiver to background check, Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter, and copies of official college transcripts.
Follow link to apply: https://careers.georgia.gov/jobs/assistant-attorney-general-torts-37058
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All applicants will be considered but may be screened for the preferred qualifications of the position, and may not necessarily receive an interview.
The Georgia Department of Law is an equal employment opportunity employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.
Salary Range: 67,000-137,000
SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
Contact Number: 404-458-3456
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