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Attorney - Litigation

Company: Maricopa County
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Posting Date10/27/23Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledPay Range$77,500 - $148,500 annually

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification. The position is not eligible for overtime compensationJob TypeClassifiedDepartmentCounty AttorneyAbout the PositionThis is a line attorney position within the Litigation Practice Group, Civil Services Division of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. The focus of this position involves all areas of litigation for Maricopa County, its agencies, and employees in State and Federal Courts. The successful candidate will handle their own caseload defending a variety of cases including 42 U.S.C. * 1983, state law tort claims, prosecuting environmental and zoning enforcement matters, and other matters as necessary. The successful candidate will appellate issues that may arise in their cases. The position will also call for working closely with other litigation practice groups while litigating cases and providing clients with advice on litigation strategies and assessments of liabilities.About the Office of the County AttorneyWe believe in integrity. We believe in justice for all. And we are proud to deliver high-quality prosecution, comprehensive victims' services, crime prevention programs, and more to the residents of Maricopa County. If you would like to utilize your talents and skills to stand up for Maricopa County, apply today, and join our team!Proud to Offer

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employer
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRHP) for attorneys
  • Perform work with a greater purpose
  • Growth and stability since 1871
  • Opportunities for growth and development within Maricopa County
  • Exceptional work-life balance
  • Low-cost, high-value healthcare for you and your qualifying dependents
  • Enrollment in Arizona State Retirement System
  • Paid vacation, sick, and parental (birth/adoption) leaves
  • Maricopa County participates in the Arizona State Retirement System. This defined retirement benefit requires a 12.29% monthly contribution rate and includes a 100% employer match on Day 1
  • Extensive wellness program with $60 monthly medical premium discounts
  • Employee discounts for goods and services
  • Learn more at We Require
    • Successful candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate (Professional) degree from an ABA-accredited law school
    • Three years of experience in civil litigation with experience litigating cases in state and federal court, as well as state and federal appeals courts
    • Valid Arizona driver's license upon hire
    • Successful candidates must be admitted to practice law and be in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona at the time of applicationNote: The Maricopa County Attorney's Office requires a thorough background check of all successful candidates and is authorized to test prospective employees for the presence of illegally accessed drugs. Drug testing is conducted once an offer has been extended and before placementWe Also Value
      • Preference may be given to those with prior experience practicing law in a government setting and to those with direct civil litigation experience in federal and state courtJob Contributions
        • Conduct legal research and analyze legal issues using both computerized legal research and hard copy tools
        • Handle a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters including civil rights claims, excessive force, deliberate indifference claims, state law torts, and many other claims
        • Assist appellate group when needed with writing and editing appellate briefs.
        • Draft reports and status updates, motions, and various other court documents as necessary, as well as legal advice memorandum
        • Represent clients virtually and in person at status conferences, oral arguments on motions, evidentiary hearings, and other hearings as set by the Court, and at trial
        • Provide litigation risk analysis and status reports to the Practice Group Leader, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, the Maricopa County Risk Manager, and clients on all cases and matters assigned
        • Responsible for compliance with the continuing legal education requirements and other requirements imposed by the State Bar of ArizonaWorking Conditions
          • Office and courtroom settings in high-volume, fast-paced environment with frequent stressful situations
          • May require long periods of sitting while completing paperwork, standing, and moving about during the course of performing duties
          • Ability to travel to and from various county locations for court appearances, meetings, and training, utilizing personal or county-owned vehicles
          • Ability to move up to 20 poundsSelection Procedure
            • Only the most qualified candidates will be considered
            • Consideration will only be given to candidates who submit online applications
            • Candidates will be contacted primarily through email and their Workday online application profile
            • Must pass a pre-employment background and/or fingerprint investigation as required by statute or policy, including drug and alcohol testing requirements for positions designated as safety-sensitiveMaricopa County is an equal opportunity employer.Apply Now!

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