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Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Section

Richmond, VA
Full Time
Job #: 00219 Exp.: 1+ Years
The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking a qualified attorney to work in the Criminal Appeals Section of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Division. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment and competitive salaries and benefits.

Responsibilities include representing the Commonwealth in criminal appeals in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Virginia. In addition, this attorney will handle habeas corpus and other post-trial litigation at all judicial levels in both state and federal courts. Some overnight travel will be required. Duties also include advice and assistance on other matters related to criminal law and procedure, including legislative issues before the Virginia General Assembly.

Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate should have a good academic record, as well as demonstrated excellent legal writing, research and oral communication skills, and possess superior analytical ability, objectivity and maturity of judgment. At least one year of experience as a licensed attorney is required and one to three years of judicial law clerk, trial or appellate experience is highly desirable. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school. Admission to the Virginia State Bar is required PRIOR to commencing employment.

Closing Date: 9th February, 2021

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