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The following recruitment closes January 1, 2018

Employment Attorney – Litigation Division

There is an  opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the Litigation Division, Employment Section. This position will be located in Salt Lake 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. At least five years of complex civil litigation experience in state and federal courts is required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience representing government entities and their employees in employment and civil rights matters. Applicant should possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills and should have the experience and ability to independently take over an existing caseload, draft complex dispositive motions, and try jury and non-jury cases of a complicated nature. Current membership in the Utah State Bar is 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 14368. A resume and writing sample must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application. The deadline for applying is January 1, 2018 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.


The following recruitment closes January 7, 2018

Legal Assistant – Litigation Division

There is an  opening for an Legal Assistant to work in the Litigation Division. This position will be located in Salt Lake and is open to the public.

The Utah Office of the Attorney General has an opening for a Legal Assistant (Paralegal) position in the area of litigation. The Legal Assistant will work under the general direction of several attorneys, primarily in the area of Torts litigation. This position requires an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from an accredited institution, a Bachelors Degree in a related field, or NALA, NFPA, or NALS certification. In addition, applicants should have at least 5 years paralegal experience, with experience in litigation preferred. Projects are complex in nature and often involve large quantities of information. 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 from investigations; review case files and be responsible for document control; search public and private records; draft routine legal documents; and assist in preparing and formatting electronic pleadings, motions and other documents for filing in state and federal courts. The Legal Assistant should be comfortable with processing electronic documents, electronic discovery and case management and be proficient with modern legal office technologies, including: Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Westlaw, and case management/document management software. The Legal Assistant will be expected to produce quality work product, occasionally under tight deadlines, and work in a team environment.

For more information and to apply for the position, please go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 14513. The deadline for applying is January 7, 2018 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.


The following recruitment closes January 10, 2018

Corrections Attorney – State Agency Counsel Division

There is an opening for an Assistant Attorney General to work in the State Agency Counsel Division, Corrections Section. This position will be located in Salt Lake and is open to the public.

The State Agency Counsel Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office has an immediate opening for an attorney with approximately five years of experience to represent the Utah Department of Corrections and the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, as part of the Corrections Section. Other clients in the section include the Office of Crime Victim and the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. This position requires extensive legal research and writing capabilities. Some of the duties of this position include responding to state and federal lawsuits brought by prison inmates, preparing legal opinions, monitoring litigation, teaching Corrections Law, reviewing contracts, and responding to appeals from GRAMA denials. 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. The position is located in Salt Lake City.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to the Utah state jobs website at www.statejobs.utah.gov, recruitment number 14472. A resume and cover letter must be uploaded to your profile as part of the application.  The deadline for applying is January 10, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. No phone calls please. The Attorney General’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.

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