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The following position closes on November 15, 2020

Paralegal III – Mortgage and Financial Fraud Division

The Utah Attorney General’s Office is looking for a Legal Assistant to work in the Mortgage and Financial Fraud Division. Incumbent works under the general direction of an attorney in accordance with the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct. Incumbent possesses an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies or a Bachelors Degree in a related field. This job is distinguished from the Legal Assistant II because incumbents exercise more discretion and independent judgment and have extensive experience and highly developed skills obtained from working in a legal environment. Also, projects assigned to this job are more complex in nature and usually have a larger impact on the state or department than projects handled by lower level legal assistants. Incumbent may supervise or serve as a lead worker in providing expertise and direction to other legal assistants and/or legal secretaries. Incumbent has sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in making decisions to carry out assignments. Incumbent performs legal research and drafts memoranda of legal research results; conducts factual research and compiles information obtained from investigations; reviews case files and maintains document control, tracking and tracing; searches public and private records; drafts various routine legal documents, including: complaints, petitions, answers, motions and supporting memoranda, notices, stipulations, subpoenas, pre and post-trial statements, settlement agreements, and discovery documents such as interrogatories, requests for admissions, and request for production of documents, etc. Investigates and prepares cases to include, gathering evidence and preparing displays for trial; assisting attorneys in locating, obtaining, tracking and disseminating information and evidence.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah, recruitment number 25128. The deadline for applying is Sunday, November 15, at 11:59 p.m MST. No phone calls, please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following position closes on November 22, 2020

Paralegal – Litigation Division

The Attorney General’s Office has an opening for a Legal Assistant (Paralegal) in its Litigation Division, Civil Rights Section. This is a three-quarter to full-time position with benefits with the schedule to be determined based on the availability of the most qualified applicant. This position requires at least an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from an accredited institution, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field. In addition, at least two years of working as a legal assistant, or comparable experience, is required.  

The Legal Assistant will work under the general direction of attorneys, and other legal assistants, primarily in the area of civil rights law, with an emphasis on matters involving the Utah Department of Corrections. In accordance with ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, Legal Assistants may perform minor legal tasks which would otherwise be performed by an attorney.

The Legal Assistant will work with section attorneys representing the State of Utah Department of Corrections and its employees in civil rights litigation, primarily in federal court. The Legal Assistant will also be responsible for the coordination of annual training on civil rights law conducted by the Civil Rights Section for Utah Department of Corrections employees.  Projects are complex in nature and often involve large quantities of documents, including medical records, and electronically stored information and data. The Legal Assistant should have sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in planning and completing their assignments. The Legal Assistant will conduct factual research; compile and organize information obtained throughout litigation; review and manage case files and be responsible for maintaining document control and management; search public and private records; draft routine legal documents; and assist attorneys in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for filing in federal and state courts. The Legal Assistant will also assist attorneys in investigations and case preparation to include, interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence and preparing exhibits for motion practice and trial and assisting attorneys in locating, obtaining, tracking and disseminating information and evidence. 

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah, recruitment number 25153. The deadline for applying is Sunday, November 22, at 11:59 p.m MST. No phone calls, please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following position closes on November 29, 2020

Assistant Attorney General – State Agency Counsel Division

The State Agency Counsel Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for an attorney with approximately five or less years of experience to assist in representing the Utah Department of Corrections as part of the Corrections Section.  This position is a time-limited, no-benefits, contract position for 12 months with the possibility of extending it to 18 months. 

This position will primarily be responsible for assisting the agency in responding to inquiries made using the Government Records Access Management Act (including representing the agency before the State Records Committee and district court), providing contract and policy review, preparation of legal opinions, monitoring of litigation, responding to offender inquiries, and other related responsibilities.  Some motion and courtroom practice may be required as well. 

Applicants must possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills. Experience with the Government Records Access Management Act and/or criminal justice system is preferred.  Membership in the Utah State Bar in good standing is required. The position houses part-time at the Heber Wells Building in Salt Lake City, and part-time at the Department of Corrections administration building in Draper.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah, recruitment number 25124. The deadline for applying is Sunday, November 29, at 11:59 p.m MST. No phone calls, please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The following position closes on December 3, 2020

Assistant Attorney General – Child Protection Division

The Utah Office of the Attorney General, Child Protection Division, has an immediate opening for an attorney to represent the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) by petitioning the Third District Juvenile Court to exercise protective jurisdiction over suspected child victims of abuse, neglect and dependency. This position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Applicants must be able to manage a high volume of very active cases, moving at a fast pace with much at stake in terms of impact to children and families. Incumbent is also responsible to approve warrants to search for and remove children from parents’ custody; screen cases with Child Protective Services and law enforcement; perform legal research; prepare summonses, petitions, subpoenas, discovery responses, motions, memoranda, orders and other legal documents; and consult with DCFS representatives. They will represent DCFS at multi-disciplinary-team meetings, family-team meetings and mediation. The successful candidate will prosecute abuse, neglect and dependency matters at shelter, pre-trial, adjudication, disposition, review, permanency, and other hearings; and will prosecute petitions to terminate parental rights and appear at associated hearings.

At least three years legal experience is required, with preference being given to applicants with prosecution or other trial experience. Applicants must possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills and have the experience and ability to immediately take over an existing caseload. Membership in the Utah State Bar in good standing is required.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah, recruitment number 25190. The deadline for applying is Thursday, December 3, at 11:59 p.m MST. No phone calls, please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.


The Utah Attorney General’s Office is committed to fair and equal hiring practices. You can view our office’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report here.

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