Assistant Attorney General - Post Conviction Litigation

*To move forward in the recruiting process ALL applicants are required to:

  1. Attach a current Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Attach "Department of Law Employment Application(click link to obtain: http://law.georgia.gov/careers/application-forms)
  4. Attach two (2) writing samples
  5. Attach copies of official undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for application process)
  6. Attach copies of official law school transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted for application process)
  7. Answer all prescreening questions 
  8. If the file is too large to attach please email the document(s) to [email protected] to include the position title - application material(s) in the subject line

The mission of the Department of Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia by providing legal representation of the highest quality to the agencies, officers and employees of state government and by honorably and vigorously carrying out the constitutional and statutory responsibilities of the Attorney General.  The position filled through this announcement will serve in Post-Conviction Litigation of the Criminal Justice Division.

Job Summary


Duties of an attorney in this section include, but are not limited to: preparing 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 their convictions and sentences which range from life without parole to misdemeanors. Travel is required in this position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


Handles appeals:

Prepares briefs on behalf of the State in murder direct appeals and in habeas corpus cases in state and federal courts.

Litigates cases:
• Participates in bench trial hearings, evidentiary hearings and appears in state and federal habeas cases to argue motions and appeals;
• Prepares final orders in state habeas corpus cases;
• Researches and prepares pleadings, motions and briefs;
• Works with expert witnesses;
• Prepares discovery requests and responses.

Conducts research on pertinent legal issues; keeps abreast of recent legislation
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 tasks by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties.
 

Minimum Qualifications


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

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in legal research and writing or with strong research and writing skills.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check is completed on all candidates; employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory results of the background investigation.  Candidates that are being strongly considered for the position will also be required to submit a Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Clearance letter.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail.  All applicants will be considered, but may be screened for the preferred qualifications of the position, and may not necessarily receive an interview.  Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.  

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE AND BAR YEAR

 

Assistant Attorney General - Post Conviction Litigation