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/State Courts and Bankruptcy Section is seeking an Assistant Attorney General to take all necessary actions including, but not limited to, managing a large case load, meeting with client agency representatives, performing effective legal research and articulately expounding the State's position, negotiating settlements, preparing pleadings, memoranda and correspondence effectively, and appearing in Federal Bankruptcy courts to pursue collection of debts owed to the State. The attorney will also render legal advice to clients and interpret state and federal statutes, rules and regulations. The ideal applicants should have experience in bankruptcy court, complex litigation experience and experience representing Creditors in bankruptcy chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13. 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. 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.

Knowledge needed:
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable statutes, rules and regulations of federal bankruptcy courts, with particular familiarity of creditor rights and claims under chapters 7, 11, and 13.
  • Knowledge of legal techniques and basic concepts of American Jurisprudence and the formats utilized in the preparation of legal documents.
Skills needed:
  • Attorney must have command of the legal principles which must be applied to particular fact situations in order to maximize the potential for collecting various debts owed to the State.
  • Attorney must present himself/herself and communicate in a professional, constructive, and productive manner internally and externally, with co-workers, staff, authority figures, and client agency representatives.
  • Attorney must be detail oriented and produce quality work product, must be able to prioritize and manage a large quantity of cases, must be comfortable with computer programs and case management systems, must be flexible to changing priorities and processes, must be willing to continuously improve and implement performance results and client agency relationship, must be tenacious in daily efforts to collect debts owed to the state to generate revenue.
Abilities needed:
  • Ability to identify issues and prepare analysis of legal documents and records.
  • Ability to prepare legal documents, memoranda and correspondence efficiently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to interact with representatives of various agencies and appear in judicial proceedings.
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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.