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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

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Date Last Verified

Oct 22, 2020

Posted on

Oct 16, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 27 to 53 Hourly

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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The candidate will serve as a senior attorney in a legal unit and/or to serve as a specialist in a certain law. Broad review from a higher ranking attorney, administrative law judge, or other agency administrator/executive. Programmatic guidance over legal issues involved in assigned area of work. Represents a department in important litigation before trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals. Provides guidance and assistance to attorneys of lower rank. Prepares and reviews the preparation and negotiation of contracts, requests for proposal, and other legal documents. To independently conduct evidentiary public hearings on issues concerning major program areas. Represents the agency in procedural and substantive legal and regulatory proceedings involving multiple scientific, technical, regulator, and legal issues combined. Drafts and reviews the drafting of new legislation. Advises department officials on legal problems. Conducts public, adversarial, evidentiary hearings throughout the state involving a constitutionally protected property right and frequently involving various, complex legal issues in which cases, there is no opportunity for another evidentiary hearing; examines or cross examines witnesses as necessary to fully develop the facts; rules on the admissibility of evidence; rules on procedural matters; administers the oath to witnesses and maintains decorum.Develops an accurate record of the proceedings by insuring: that the proceedings are recorded; that the exhibits offered, proffered or introduced into evidence are adequately marked for identification and are physically placed in the record; that the sound recordings are accurately labeled; and that an index of testimony is prepared indicating at what point on what tape each witness testified and the nature of the examination. Decides whether, as a matter of law, the case should be disposed of without a hearing on the merits and orders limitations on the scope of the hearing; decides whether requested subpoenas are relevant and orders/declines the issuance of subpoenas; decides whether there is good cause shown and grants/denies requests for continuance. Determines nature and scope of hearing by reading the file and researching the applicable law; estimates length of hearing; schedules cases for hearing.Must have possession of a license to practice law in the state, plus 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney.

CLOSING DATE: Thu. 10/22/20 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

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