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Assistant Borough Attorney The candidate provides legal advice to Mayor, Assembly and Boards and Commissions on a regular or as needed basis which may require attendance at evening meetings. Direct client counseling of Borough and School district staff members in order to solve a wide range of legal problems arising from Borough and School district operations. Drafts legislation to be introduced before the Borough Assembly. May be required to act as Borough Attorney during absences of the Borough Attorney. Prepares and reviews, contracts, leases and other documents for use by the Borough. Prepares legal opinions concerning correct procedures, statutory interpretation and status of the law; submits opinions to the Borough Attorney. Prepares research memoranda for use by the Borough Attorney relative to complex legal questions. Represents the Borough and School District in litigation before State and Federal courts; prepares pleadings and briefs, interviews witnesses; investigates claims against or on behalf of the Borough; appears as trial attorney; prepares motions; negotiates settlements; etc. Should have JD from an accredited law school, and membership in good standing in the Alaska Bar Association. Experience in trials, litigation, appeals, municipal law and/or administrative law preferred. Candidates admitted to other bars and eligible for admission in Alaska may be considered. Demonstrated knowledge of legal research techniques and skill in preparation of briefs and formal legal opinions is needed. Ability to prepare and present sound legal positions during litigation is needed.
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