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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileAssistant General Counsel Duties: Under the supervision of the General Counsel, responsible for a wide range of legal work, including general legal assistance, providing lawyers advice about the Rules of Professional Conduct by staffing the ethics hotline and conducting continuing legal education seminars, as needed. Works with the Ethics Counsel in sharing ethics hotline responsibilities. Assists the General Counsel with a full range of legal services, including advice, document preparation and review, negotiations, and in the areas of contracts, intellectual property, commercial, and human resource law. Assists with advising and ensuring compliance with Public Meetings and Public Records policies. Responds to ethics hotline calls and provides ethics advice and opinions to lawyers. Works with Ethics Counsel to draft formal and informal ethics opinions and presents at continuing legal education seminars, as needed. Assists with ensuring the timely and effective delivery of all legal services to include: ethics, client protection fund, and fee arbitration. Assists the General Counsel with preparing and filing rule petitions on behalf of the organization. Prepares written materials on special services and ethics. Provides legal advice and representation in conservator actions, as needed.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree or Terminal Degree required. Member of State Bar of Arizona (SBA) in good standing. 5+ years practical legal experience, preferably litigation in private practice or for a public government entity. Experience in contract/insurance law preferred. Performs all duties in compliance with internal procedures and external regulations. Is responsible for bringing compliance issues to the attention of management. Thorough knowledge of the Rules of Professional Conduct and Supreme Court rules. Excellent legal research and writing skills. Public speaking skills. Demonstrates sound judgment with action to be taken on cases. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to listen. Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Strong attention to detail and well organized. Flexibility in schedule to meet business needs. Must be a self-starter, able to work independently as well as work effectively with teams.