ATTY99-2022-04312-Practicing Attorney-Cheyenne at State of Wyoming

State of Wyoming

Full-Time

Cheyenne, WY, USA

Not defined

20 Nov → 20 Dec

Job Description

Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Wyoming Attorney General's Office seeks qualified applicants interested in defensive litigation to handle civil actions brought against the State of Wyoming, its agencies, employees, and peace officers employed by the State and local governmental entities. The position provides an immediate opportunity for experience representing the State and individuals in lawsuits that arise under the Wyoming Governmental Claims Act and federal civil rights law. The work covers a broad scope of cases, including vehicle and workplace accidents, medical malpractice, police civil rights litigation, and inmate claims. The attorney in this position will engage in regular client communications, discovery, depositions, motions practice, and trials. The position involves appearances in both state and federal court trials and appellate practice before the Wyoming Supreme Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

This is truly an opportunity to develop and utilize litigation skills, handle interesting cases, and engage in law practice in a position that allows for professional growth and a healthy work-life balance.

The State of Wyoming’s total compensation package is excellent and includes:
• Paid annual and sick leave
• Paid holidays
• Retirement with employer contributions
• Deferred Compensation Plan with employer contributions
• Health insurance with an employer contribution towards premiums
• Insurance options for health, dental, life vision, ambulance and short and long term disability
• Longevity pay

Human Resource Contact: Connie Greet-Redman (307) 777-7130 [email protected]

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
• The ability to analyze legal and factual issues and present issues clearly in either written or oral form.
• Conduct extensive legal research and thorough written legal analysis for submission to both trial and appellate courts, including appellate briefs, pleadings, motions, and presenting arguments in court.
• The ability to work independently and collaboratively with the Wyoming Attorney General's Office staff and State agency clients.
• Manage the discovery process, including litigating discovery disputes, conducting deposition, attending client meetings, appearing in court, and participating in litigation strategy development and implantation.

PREFERENCES:

Preference may be given to applicants who have litigation experience involving tort claims or civil rights laws. Still, anyone interested in litigation and a desire for courtroom and trial experience is encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be provided with training and mentorship to ensure that you have the resources and knowledge you need to succeed.
• *Please ensure that you attach the following documents when submitting your state application:
• Professional Resume
• References
• Law School Transcript
• Recent writing sample
• *Please review your application for completeness and accuracy. Only complete and accurate applications will be reviewed for this position.

KNOWLEDGE:
• Knowledge of and/or experience with substantive aspects of governmental claims act statutes, constitutional law, and federal civil rights statutes.
• Knowledge of and/or experience with state and federal rules of civil procedure.
• Knowledge of and/or experience in prosecuting or defending governmental claims and/or civil rights litigation in state or federal courts.
• Knowledge of and/or understanding of administrative law, the promulgation of administrative rules and regulations, and litigating contested case matters before administrative agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Juris doctorate

NOTES:
• FLSA: Exempt
• Successful applicants are required to pass a criminal background investigation
• This position is at-will and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General (W.S. 0-1-608)

015-Attorney General - Tort Litigation Division - Law Office

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm
The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Job Responsibilities

  • The attorney in this position will engage in regular client communications, discovery, depositions, motions practice, and trials
  • The ability to analyze legal and factual issues and present issues clearly in either written or oral form
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively with the Wyoming Attorney General's Office staff and State agency clients
  • Manage the discovery process, including litigating discovery disputes, conducting deposition, attending client meetings, appearing in court, and participating in litigation strategy development and implantation
  • *Please review your application for completeness and accuracy

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Preference may be given to applicants who have litigation experience involving tort claims or civil rights laws

  • Still, anyone interested in litigation and a desire for courtroom and trial experience is encouraged to apply

  • Law School Transcript

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with substantive aspects of governmental claims act statutes, constitutional law, and federal civil rights statutes

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with state and federal rules of civil procedure

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in prosecuting or defending governmental claims and/or civil rights litigation in state or federal courts

  • Knowledge of and/or understanding of administrative law, the promulgation of administrative rules and regulations, and litigating contested case matters before administrative agencies

  • Successful applicants are required to pass a criminal background investigation

Benefits/What We offer

  • The State of Wyoming’s total compensation package is excellent and includes:

  • Paid annual and sick leave

  • Paid holidays

  • Retirement with employer contributions

  • Deferred Compensation Plan with employer contributions

  • Health insurance with an employer contribution towards premiums

  • Insurance options for health, dental, life vision, ambulance and short and long term disability

  • Longevity pay

  • FLSA: Exempt

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