Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Wyoming Legislative Service Office

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 12,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Cheyenne, WY
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Staff Attorney Drafting legislation and amendments to legislation for legislators and committees; Performing legal research; Independently drafting legal research memorandums; Reviewing executive branch agency rules; Providing staff support for legislative committee meetings; Interacting with committee chairmen and other legislators to develop and implement legislative directives; and Completing committee research projects and other assigned tasks. Drafts legislation and amendments to legislation that are legally correct, accurately reflect the intent of the sponsor, are written comprehensibly in grammatically correct plain English, and adhere to other LSO style and format requirements; Performs legal and general research and drafts legal and research memorandums; Responds to questions and requests for information regarding the law, pending / proposed legislation, and other LSO work product from legislators, legislative staff, executive branch staff, lobbyists, other interested persons, and the general public; Arranges, attends, and staffs legislative interim committee meetings, conducts legal research for committees, drafts legislation requested by committees, presents draft legislation to committees, and responds to technical and legal questions regarding draft legislation; Reviews executive branch agency rules to determine whether they are within the rule-making authority of the agency and drafts rule review memorandums recommending acceptance or objections to rules; During session, staffs the Senate or the House of Representatives and advises legislators regarding pending legislation and procedural rules; Drafts end of session summaries of enacted legislation and performs other end of session tasks. Communicates and coordinates with representatives of federal, state, and local governments, interest groups, and private individuals to develop legislation and to facilitate legislative projects; May assist with the conduct of litigation involving the Wyoming Legislature; Develops or conducts, or assists other LSO staff in developing or conducting, in- house professional development programs or other presentations for members or staff of the Wyoming Legislature; Assists in the preparation of the Wyoming Statutes for publication by reviewing titles and recommending technical revisions; Completes special projects and other assigned tasks.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree; Admitted to practice law in Wyoming or pursuing admission to the Wyoming Bar; Strong academic record; Strong verbal communication skills; Excellent research and writing skills; Experience in private or government practice is preferred; a strong interest in the legislative process will be preferred.

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Company info

Ian Shaw
Wyoming Legislative Service Office
213 Capitol Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002

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