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Assistant Attorney General

Company: The Missouri Bar
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:


Job Number: 01-201229-04: Assistant Attorney General
Company Name: Missouri Attorney General's Office


Assistant Attorney General
Litigation - Kansas City

The Office of the Missouri Attorney General has an opening for an Assistant Attorney General in its Litigation Section in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Missouri Attorney General's Office is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to the six million Missourians who call our State home.

We are looking for an attorney with excellent credentials who is interested in making a difference in the State to join our team.

The Litigation Section defends lawsuits that are brought against the State of Missouri, state officials in all three branches of government, including legislators and judges, and the State's agencies, departments, and employees. The type of litigation includes constitutional challenges to state statutes and actions, ballot language challenges, civil rights lawsuits, discrimination lawsuits, breach of contract lawsuits, and personal injury and property damage lawsuits. Assistant Attorneys General report to the Chief Counsel - Litigation, but are assigned a Team Lead who can assist with workload management and answer questions regarding office procedures and policies.

The ideal candidate will have:
---A minimum of three years of experience as a licensed and practicing attorney (experience will be weighted heavily in the selection process).
---A knowledge of federal and state court practice, preferably in Missouri courts.
---Litigation experience, preferably civil (courtroom trial experience will be weighted heavily in the selection process).
---Strong educational and professional credentials.
---An interest in taking cases to trial.

Responsibilities include:
---Serving as lead counsel, including at trial, on a docket of civil cases in state and federal court with the assistance of a paralegal from initial intake of the case and with a second chair trial counsel when it is apparent a case will be tried or earlier if the case warrants more than one attorney working up the case.
---Collaborating with other lawyers in the office as requested by the Chief Counsel, including serving as second chair trial counsel on cases of other lawyers in the office.
---Serving as the office's contact with the client on assigned cases.
---Handling all aspects of case work up and trial including pleadings, discovery, motion practice, and court appearances.
---Handling writs and appeals, including brief writing and oral argument.
---Negotiating settlements including by mediation.
---Trying lawsuits.

EOE



Interested Parties/How to Apply:--

To apply, use this link: https://agomo.applicantpro.com/jobs/1619775.html

For a complete listing of positions available at the Missouri Attorney General's Office go to:
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