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Years of Experience
Assistant City Attorney/Litigation Duties: The candidate will be responsible for advising City departments, employees, authorities and officers in all legal matters pertaining to the business of the City. Will be responsible for professional legal work involving legal advice and trial casework in all phases of municipal operations. Responsible for case management at trial and appellate levels, including case investigation, assessment and prosecution and defense of claims. Represents the City in actions brought by or against the City or against City officials in their official capacity. Exercise considerable independent judgment in preparation of cases, legal research and project management, and must be self-motivated and highly organized. Works under the general supervision of the City Solicitor and the Deputy City Solicitor.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification: The candidate should have graduation from a recognized and ABA-accredited law school and current license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are required. Must have 3+ years of relevant legal experience as a practicing attorney responsible for drafting of pleadings, motions and briefs, as well as actual courtroom experience. Experience in administrative proceedings may serve as substitute for courtroom experience is essential. Must be admitted or eligible to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Experience in declaratory and injunctive relief is a plus. Background in municipal law and both civil and criminal proceedings i preferred. A valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class C, or equivalent and reliable transportation are required.
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