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Litigation - General Attorney in Tampa, FL

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Company name

Office of the Attorney General Florida

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Tampa, FL

Date Last Verified

Apr 10,2018

Posted on

Apr 09,2018

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Assistant Attorney General Duties: Represents the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs, in trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals in proceedings relating to Chapters 501, 542, 812, 817, 895, and 932 of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Administrative Code, and other state and federal laws enforced or utilized by the Office of the Attorney General. Participates and supervises investigations of alleged economic crimes by individuals and corporate entities, both licit and illicit; reviews reports of law enforcement officers, investigators, accountants and financial analysts; locates and obtains documentary evidence. Directs the investigation of potential violations of state and federal consumer protection and trade practices law; gathers and evaluates evidence and prepares cases for appropriate legal proceedings. Conducts litigation of consumer protection cases in state and federal courts, including preparing pleadings, motions, memoranda of law and briefs; prepares legal research and evaluates the research of investigators; prepares subpoenas, conducts discovery and other pretrial proceedings. Attends trials, hearings, and appellate oral arguments in court. Computer use is required for the preparation of pleadings, briefs and other documents. Negotiates settlements, assurances of voluntary compliance and issuance of cease and desist orders; drafts settlement agreements. Participates with other states through the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) by representing the State of Florida in multistate investigations and litigation. Conducts legal research and assists in preparing legislation proposed by the Department. Responds to correspondence and telephone inquiries concerning consumer protection issues. Represents the Department in meetings and conferences relating to consumer protection investigations and litigation. Establishes lines of communication with local, state and federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors; serve on federal and state task forces and work with those agencies; initiates contact with and process information from law enforcement agencies in order to locate appropriate consumer protection cases. Performs routine administrative matters, including directing assignments to legal secretaries, paralegals, and interns; attending staff meetings; preparing travel vouchers, time records and case status reports; filing documents, etc. Maintains current expertise in areas of practice, including reading recent judicial decisions and case summaries and attending continuing legal education and other professional seminars. Performs in a timely fashion other assigned duties, which may require extended hours and/or travel outside the worksite. 

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must have prior experience with consumer related issues, trade secrets, and business law is preferred. Civil litigation experience is preferred. Admission to the Florida Bar and 3 years of post law school professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings. Should have membership in good standing in another state Bar can substitute for the required admission to the Florida Bar provided membership in the Florida Bar is attained within 12 months of appointment to a position in this class. Should have a degree of Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar. 

Closing Date: 04/20/2018.

Additional info

Requisition No: 32546.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General Florida
Concourse Center 4
3507 Frontage Road , Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 1-866-663-4735