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Attorney General's Office The candidate will serve as a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Attorney General’s Bureau of Litigation, Public Safety Division. This position falls under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Public Safety Division, with reporting to the Office of the Solicitor General. It involves handling the appeals of lawsuits filed against the State of Nevada, including State officials, agencies, and employees, with the primary responsibility of providing representation in inmate civil rights appeals. This position requires the carrying of an active, substantial appellate case load plus other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned. This is primarily an appellate position. A significant amount of the workload will involve representation of the Nevada Department of Corrections and its officials and employees in inmate civil rights appeals instituted in federal and state courts in Nevada. Will be expected to already possess or be capable of developing, a high degree of appellate skill and expertise. Must possess self-motivation and strong organizational skills. The attorney chosen for this position will have superior legal research, appellate brief writing, and advocacy skills, fully-developed public speaking ability, and knowledge of both State and federal court procedures, to include state and federal appellate rules of procedure. Candidates must have excellent communication, time management, and interpersonal skills. The candidate selected for this position will be working in a team-orientated environment in which attorneys and support staff work in concert to best represent the State of Nevada and its agencies.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be admitted to the Bar of the State of Nevada, and must also be eligible to practice law before all courts (both federal and State), in the State of Nevada, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. This position requires knowledge of substantive federal and State law pertaining to prisoners’ rights, the rules of civil procedures for the federal and State courts in Nevada, the process for litigating civil rights claims in the federal and State courts in Nevada, and the federal and State rules of evidence. This position also requires knowledge of computer word processing applications, particularly as related to the performance of legal research and writing and use of Westlaw, and Word applications relating to the composition and preparation of documents, correspondence and court papers. This position further requires knowledge of the rules of professional responsibility and canons of ethics applicable to the practice of law. Superior appellate writing and oral advocacy skills are desired. Candidates must possess effective legal writing and oral communication skills. Must be capable of developing effective appellate advocacy skills relating to the presentation of legal and evidentiary matters. Candidates must be interested in and capable of developing superior analytical ability regarding complex legal issues relating to Constitutional Law, federal and state statutory claims, and common law claims. Required skills also include planning, assignment and review of work of the case load assigned to this position. Candidates must be capable of working as a team on assigned cases. Candidates must be highly professional, well-organized, self-motivated, punctual and prompt, and possess leadership qualities and characteristics. Candidates will be expected to contribute effectively to the accomplishments of the goals, objectives, and activities of the Office.
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