Solicitor General Unit – Deputy Solicitor General (Federal)

Unit: Solicitor General

Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Openings: 1
Job Opening Date: 4/8/2019
Job Closing Date: 5/9/2019

Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience

Duties & Responsibilities:

Position will serve as the Solicitor General’s primary advisor for federal appellate matters. These matters include, but may not be limited to: federal appellate matters pertaining to Law Department clients; merits cases in the United States Supreme Court; petitions for certiorari, and briefs in opposition to petitions for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court; federal multi-state litigation; amicus briefs in federal courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court; and development of appellate strategy for trial-level cases of state or national importance. Position researches and drafts briefs independently, AND works in collaboration with attorneys in the SG Unit and the Department to achieve the best possible appellate advocacy for the Department. Position will also play a key role in reviewing and editing federal appellate briefs.

The position will be expected to contribute to the overall work of the office, which will also include working on state appellate or other matters.


Minimum Training & Experience:

Member of the Georgia Bar or bar pending AND graduation from an accredited law school. Federal judicial clerkship or state appellate clerkship, or equivalent experience; trial and appellate litigation experience; exceptional legal research, writing, and editing skills, as well as demonstrated experience in drafting briefs; ability to work collaboratively with other Unit attorneys as well as Department attorneys.

Preference will be given to applicants who have federal appellate clerkship, and/or five (5) or more years of trial and appellate litigation experience, which may include any judicial clerkship experience.

How to Apply:

Please click the following link to apply:

https://ga.taleo.net/careersection/ga_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=LEG00O2&tz=GMT-05%3A00