Assistant Attorney General
Attorney General, Office of - Phoenix, AZ

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The Arizona Attorney General's Office Public Advocacy and Civil Rights Division/Agency Council Section is seeking applications from individuals to perform legal work requiring specialized knowledge in the area of parole and clemency law. The successful applicant will be responsible for preparing cases for both Federal and State court including appeals; perform extensive legal research, prepare pleadings, presentation of evidence and argument at hearings, trials and special actions. The position will also be responsible for providing advice to agencies, including but not limited to the probation departments of the Superior Court, juvenile corrections, and Board of Executive Clemency. The advice matters includes statutory interpretation, application of court rules, particularly with regard to access to records and potentially litigating related issues such as issuing letter objections, orders to show cause, in addition the person in the position may be asked to deal with open meeting law, public records requests and public money issues. A valid Arizona Driver's License is required, along with giving consent to have your driving record run periodically. Travel is also required for this position. Admission to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required (include on resume the date(s) of admission in Arizona and any other states). Candidate must have an active Arizona State Bar license.

Knowledge needed:
  • A comprehensive knowledge of legal principals and their application.
  • Knowledge of the scope and character of overlapping Arizona statutory law and the provision of the Arizona constitution.
  • Knowledge of trial and administrative hearing procedures and rules of evidence. A
Abilities needed:
  • Ability to perform demanding legal research involving the complex questions of law
  • Ability to analyze difficult and complex legal problems and to apply legal principals and precedents
  • Ability to present statements of fact, law and argument involving multiple parties clearly and logically in written and oral form.
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All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the AG's Human Resources office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Administrative Services, 1275 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.


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