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ProfileAssistant Attorney General DUTIES: Prepares cases by conducting legal research and gathering evidence. Provides consultation, makes recommendations, gives appropriate advice, and/or facilitates decisions. Determine needs in discovery, and/or completes discovery; participates in decision making and strategy sessions in preparing cases for court and determining evidence to be used. Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, discovery, motions, documents and/or other written materials. Receives, researches and responds to incoming questions; provides information, explains considerations, and/or facilitates a resolution. Represents the state and other governmental entities in lawsuits, grievances, and complaints. Drafts litigation working documents; prepares documents consisting of concise decisions based upon facts of case interpretations of law and compliance with state and federal standards. Conducts conferences with defendants and/or attorneys, negotiate settlements, and with court. Conducts, or represents agency at, formal or informal hearings and trials.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: A JD Degree is required. Active membership in the Utah State Bar. Must be a member in good standing with the Utah State Bar upon applications. Should be eligible to be cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Background checks are completed as a condition of employment. Travel is required as incumbents will need to represent the State in criminal trials and other legal proceedings throughout the State. Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing. Read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures. Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally. Legal processes and procedures. Applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures. Civil and criminal justice laws. Rules of ethics and civility. Understand and apply case and statutory law. Evaluate information against a set of standards. Use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions. Laws, legal codes, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, the democratic political process, and legislative history. Perform legal research using case law and appropriate techniques. Laws governing access to public and private records (Government Records Access and Management Act). Make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions. Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism. Provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony. Rules of evidence. Interpret and apply legal decisions and identify current and emerging trends in interpretation. Principles, theories, and practices of judicial or administrative law.
CLOSING DATE: 06/25/18 11:59 PM
Utah Office of the Attorney General
350 North State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2320