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Deputy Corporation Counsel Duties: The candidate assists the Corporation Counsel in planning, directing, administering, coordinating and monitoring the day-to-day operations of the department. Assists in providing legal counsel and representation in civil suits for firm; assists in attending to and protecting the interests of the County, it's officials and employees, and the broad interests of the public welfare; ensures decisions made will withstand legal challenge. Represent firm agencies, employees, and officials in litigation proceedings of a civil nature before courts and administrative agencies; advise and provide legal opinions to the County Board of Supervisors and its committees and interprets the powers and duties of the Board and County officers as assigned by Corporation Counsel; prepare documents and attend all meetings as needed for the purpose of representation. Prosecutes and defend all civil actions, proceedings, applications and motions relating to the County in any court, commission, board, tribunal or body in any jurisdiction of Wisconsin or other states. Performs legal research and prepares opinions, briefs, pleadings, appeals, memoranda, and correspondence on various legal problems for the departments and officials on behalf of the Corporation Counsel. Prepares, drafts, and reviews documents; revises and approves resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal documents and instruments for departments; review documents and offers informal opinions as to legal acceptability on behalf of the Corporation Counsel. Investigates claims and complaints made by or against the County government; recommends action to be taken; prepares and tries cases for damage and other suits and hearings as directed by the Corporation Counsel. Attends meetings and conferences as directed by the Corporation Counsel; confers by telephone with officials, department heads and the general public. Assists the Corporation Counsel to perform all duties as regulated by statutes, and assumes additional responsibilities in the absence of the Corporation Counsel, including serving as Parliamentarian. Assists in planning the annual budget. Assists in planning long-range goals, objectives, organizational structure, and overall direction for the department; assists in monitoring, reviewing and communicating the implementation phases of the department's strategic plans to ensure that long range goals and objectives are met. Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications. Assumes additional powers and duties in the absence of , or at the direction of the Corporation Counsel. Performs related functions as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification : The candidate should have Law Degree from an accredited law school, 3+ years of legal practice experience preferably including municipal law experience; working knowledge of transactions law, mental health law and child support law is desirable; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Wisconsin is essential. Certificate to Practice Law in Federal Courts is essential. Knowledge of county, state, federal and common law is essential. Knowledge of constitutional law affecting the county government system is essential. Knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence is essential. Knowledge of established precedents and source of legal reference is essential. Knowledge of and ability to utilize a computer and the required software is essential. Experience with real-estate and contract law preferred.
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