Employment Attorney – Litigation Division
There is an opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the Litigation Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake City and is open to the public.
The Utah Attorney General’s Office, Litigation Division, has an opening for an attorney to defend government entities and their employees in civil litigation involving employment disputes and related civil rights matters and to provide employment advice to client agencies. Five to seven years of complex civil litigation experience in state and federal courts is required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with Title VII, ADA, and with representing government entities and their employees in employment matters. Applicant should possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills and should have the experience and ability to independently take over an existing caseload, conduct discovery, draft dispositive motions, argue motions in court, and try jury and non-jury cases of a complicated nature. Current active membership in the Utah State Bar in good standing is required. Some travel may be required. The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program.
For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 18110. A resume and writing sample must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is January 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.
Legal Secretary – Tax & Financial Services Division
There is an opening for a Legal Secretary to work in the Tax & Finance Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake City and is open to the public.
Incumbents in this job perform a variety of legal secretarial duties such as preparing legal documents, scheduling trial calendars, collecting and organizing data and exhibits in connection with litigation and providing other related support to Attorneys and/or Legal Assistants as needed to expedite legal services in a state agency.
Legal Secretary Trainee
This is a trainee job in which the incumbents acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to attain the working level of Legal Secretary. Incumbents receive specific instructions for completion of legal secretary duties from legal secretaries, legal assistants and/or attorneys. Work is closely monitored and reviewed for accuracy and completeness. Incumbents must have excellent secretarial skills, but need not have specific legal secretarial knowledge, skills and abilities.
Examples of Duties:
- Types and prepares reports or other written materials from source documents, transcription, etc.
- Prepare and/or process documents; review for accuracy and completeness; update information and/or evaluate against policy; compare elements for consistency or logical relationships, etc.
- Edits written material for accuracy, format, and arrangement of material.
- Files documents with courts and assists in trial preparation.
- Collects data and reviews research materials, determines accuracy and validity of sources and appropriateness for use.
- Maintains calendars; schedules and coordinates appointments.
- Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.
- Receives calls and/or greets visitors, takes and relays messages, responds to requests for information; provides information or directs caller/visitor to appropriate individual.
- Maintains and/or creates files or record keeping systems. Sorts, labels, files and retrieves documents, or other materials.
For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 17357. The deadline for applying is January 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.
Legal Tech Support Specialist – Litigation Division
There is an opening for a Legal Technology Support Specialist to work in the Litigation Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake City and is open to the public.
The Litigation Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office seeks an intuitive, collaborative, conscientious, legal technician to oversee, organize, and assist in the collection, preservation, analysis, and production of documents and other electronically stored information in high-volume and high-stakes cases defended by the division. The successful candidate will work with the attorneys and paralegals in the Litigation Division and in coordination with the office’s Legal Technology Specialist and may also work with other personnel in the IT Division. This candidate would have direct contact with our clients, witnesses, and outside vendors to coordinate and manage electronically stored information, document collection and control, and e-discovery under the policies and procedures of the Office.. He or she will be integral in assisting the Litigation Division with organization of electronic and paper files. The candidate will provide support to attorneys and paralegals in the production and management of factual information generated through discovery.
Candidates must have an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, and should have a minimum of three years’ experience working as a litigation paralegal or legal document control expert. Candidates must have sufficient direct legal experience to be given moderate independence in making decisions and carrying out assignments in complex litigation and must possess the ability to control high volumes of electronic data, documents, and other information. He or she must have the ability to independently manage discovery processes involving large volumes of information stored in an electronic format through use of computer technology, digital scanners and document management software. The successful applicant should possess advanced knowledge and understanding of management software programs and have a working knowledge of state and federal e-discovery rules and requirements. Candidates should be detail oriented, demonstrate good analytical skills, nurture excellent client relations, be able to work well in a team environment and, be receptive to and seek out new projects and responsibilities. This position will also involve training and mentoring in the area of electronic document management and serve as a litigation resource to trial teams generally. May be required to travel as needed.
For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 18271. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.