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Attorney Duties: Conducting legal research and writing legal documents for use in litigation and for providing legal assistance to the agency. Reviews and analyzes data and documentation related to agency’s legal matters to determine the agency’s position on the issue. Researches case law, state law and any applicable federal laws related to current legal issues to prepare for potential mediation, litigation, conciliation agreement, or settlement. Writes legal briefs, motions, and other pleadings to support arguments to facilitate the mediation/litigation process. Analyzes and interprets state and federal laws to determine impact on agency programs. Advises agency management on legal issues affecting the agency and offers a legal opinion on actions the agency may take to resolve legal issues. Represents the agency in legal proceedings which may occur in various settings and jurisdictions. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar in accordance with ACA 16-22-201. Knowledge of state and federal laws. Knowledge of legal research and writing protocols. Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply case law, state and federal statutes, legalprecedents and relevant legislative intent to agency legal matters. Ability to provide legal guidance and technical assistance to agency's management andstaff. Ability to perform mediation / litigation.
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