Assist Attorney General - Post-Conviction Litigation

Division: Criminal Justice
Section: Post-Conviction Litigation

Job Posting: Sep 27, 2019 

Closing Date: Oct 11, 2019

Primary Location: GA-Fulton-Atlanta  

Number of Openings: 1

Advertised Salary : $60,000.00 MINIMUM Annual


Job Summary

Duties of an attorney in this section include, but are not limited to:  preparing briefs on behalf of the State in all murder cases, with sentences of life or life without parole, in the Georgia Supreme Court; and defending habeas corpus cases, in both state and federal courts, in which petitioners challenge their convictions and sentences which range from life without parole to misdemeanor punishment.  Travel is required in this position.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Litigates cases:
  • Participates in administrative hearings and appears in state and federal courts to try cases and argue motions and appeals;
  • Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
  • Works with expert witnesses;
  • Participates in settlement negotiations;
  • Prepares discovery requests and responses.
  • Provides legal advice and/or representation to clients/agencies; drafts memoranda of advice.
  • Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legal developments.
  • Participates in multistate working groups.
  • Reviews sign-on opportunities for letters, comments and briefs.
  • Drafts formal opinions in response to legal questions.
  • Responds to inquiries from citizens, legislators, and judges.
  • Attends client, board, departmental, and division meetings as required.
  • Attends continuing legal education seminars as required; makes presentations at same
  • Travel, as required by the position (typically not much travel is required)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title.  They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.


Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited law school and Member of the Georgia Bar