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Deputy Attorney General - Litigation The candidate serves at the will of the Attorney General. Involves handling the defense of lawsuits against the State of Nevada, including State officials, agencies, and employees, with the primary responsibility of providing representation in inmate civil rights lawsuits and legal advice to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Serves in providing legal representation to other agencies, boards, commissions, officials and employees of the State of Nevada. Requires the carrying of an active, substantial litigation case load plus other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.
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. Must have degree of litigation skill and expertise. Should have knowledge of both State and federal court procedures. 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. 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. Further requires knowledge of the rules of professional responsibility and canons of ethics applicable to the practice of law. Superior litigation skills are desired. Must possess effective legal writing and oral communication skills. 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.
Deadline: February 16, 2018.
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