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ProfileAssistant Solicitor The candidate will be responsible for, among other duties, the crafting of resolutions and ordinances and for providing legal advice on matters of executive and legislative decisions, tax, human services and personnel. Advise and counsel on executive and legislative issues. Advise and counsel on personnel, tax and human service issues. Provide written legal opinions to firm employees and to Luzerne County Council members when needed. Monitor conformity to all Pennsylvania municipal laws. Must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Knowledge of the common law and of the county, state and Federal laws, particularly in regard to general administrative and regulatory functions of county government is required. Knowledge of the judicial procedures and of the rules of evidence is needed. Knowledge of the principles, methods, materials and practices of legal research is must. Knowledge of the methods and practices of pleading civil or criminal cases and of effective techniques in the presentation of cases in court is necessary. Ability to analyze and organize facts, evidence and precedents concerning complex cases and to present such materials in opinions, orders or decisions is required. Strong oral and written communication skills and have a proven track record of handling numerous court hearings and/or trials with the ability to handle a large case load with time constraints is needed.