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

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The Arizona Attorney General's Office Criminal Appeals and Capital Litigation Division, Criminal Appeals Section is seeking two Assistant Attorney Generals to assist in representing the State of Arizona. The attorneys will make oral arguments before state and federal courts, draft briefs, motions, responses, memoranda and other pleadings for filing in all State and Federal courts. The attorneys will also prepare correspondence, reports, agency opinions, legislation drafts and memoranda. These positions will assist in representing the State of Arizona at federal court habeas corpus evidentiary hearings, reprieve and commutation hearings and Rule 32 hearings in state courts. 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 of legal research methods, legal principles and their application.
  • Knowledge of Arizona statutory law, Arizona and United States Constitutions.
  • Knowledge of trial and administrative hearing procedures, rules of evidence, and state and federal judicial systems.
Skills needed:
  • Skills in litigation.
  • Skills in oral and written communication.
  • Skills in oral advocacy, research, and writing.
  • Skills in analyzing difficult and complex legal problems.
Abilities needed:
  • Ability to apply legal principles and precedence to a case.
  • Ability to present facts, law and argument 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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