Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Norwalk, CT - City of Norwalk, CT

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Provides legal representation to City officials, Boards, Commissions and agencies in litigation involving the City; prepares advice and opinions for City in matters requiring interpretation of state or federal laws, City Charter, ordinances, administrative regulations, contracts or other legal instruments; represents City in litigation arising out of City affairs, and drafts contracts, ordinance and other legal documents as directed.

Examples of Duties:

Reports to the Corporation Counsel and is responsible for the following:
· Provides legal consultation, representation and assistance to assigned departments and Common Council Committees.
· Prepares, or reviews City contracts, ordinance or regulation proposals, and other documents by direction of the Corporation Counsel.
· Represents the City in action arising out of City business or action.
· Prepares briefs, pleadings and performs related legal research in developing position of City in litigation, state or federal administrative hearings and regulatory proceedings.
· Researches questions of law or administrative regulations.
· Reviews requests for assistance to City officials, Boards, Commissions or Committees.
· Prepares opinions and/or oral advice as needed.
· Advises on litigation to protect the interests of the City.
· Receives, negotiates and approves liability insurance settlements within established parameters.
· Attends department and Commission meetings and provides legal advice.
· Monitors federal, state and intergovernmental publications to maintain current in municipal law and state or federal regulatory procedures.
· Confers with City officials, employees, attorneys, state or federal employees and members of the public in pursuing City interests.
· Prepares information materials regarding City regulatory policies and procedures.
· Assists special counsel, when necessary or advisable, to assure interests of the City.
· Prepares statistical and narrative reports of complexity for the Corporation Counsel.
· Assigns work to secretarial and paraprofessional staff.
· Receives oral or written direction from the Corporation Counsel.
· Plans work according to established or standard procedures.
· Determines priority of work within assignment.
· Performs related work as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:

Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and five years of general law experience, with litigation experience desirable or, any equivalent combination of experience and training.
· Prior municipal law experience desirable.
· Thorough knowledge of the state legal system and its procedural requirements.
· Knowledge of the relevant laws of the State of Connecticut and ordinances and regulations of the City of Norwalk.
· Knowledge of federal laws and regulations as they affect City operations.
· Ability to make well-reasoned, persuasive legal arguments, orally and in writing.
· Ability to analyze laws, regulations, proposed changes, contracts and legal issues to determine their legal impact on the City.
· Ability to deal effectively with others.

Supplemental Information:

License or Certificate:

Admission to practice law in Connecticut required.

Admission to practice in Federal Courts required.

Motor Vehicle License

PLEASE NOTE: The salary for this appointment will likely be at the bottom or near the bottom of the range depending on experience.

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