Assistant Attorney General - Governmental Affairs

Jefferson City, MO
Full Time
11-09-2020
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation Exp.: 5+ Years
Description:
The Missouri Attorney General's Office is seeking an experienced civil attorney to join its Governmental Affairs Section in Jefferson City. Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience in civil litigation.

The Governmental Affairs Section protects the safety and well-being of citizens by ensuring that licensed professionals adhere to state laws and disciplinary rules; by enforcing state ethics and campaign finance laws; by enforcing penalties against nursing homes for violating standards of care and removing caregivers who abuse or neglect vulnerable citizens; by ensuring those who abuse or neglect children cannot be around them; and ensuring statutes and regulations are properly enacted. The section provides legal representation to over 60 state officers, agencies, boards, and commissions. Section attorneys also defend constitutional challenges to state laws and ballot issues.

The Assistant Attorney General in this position will practice before administrative agencies, Missouri trial and appellate courts, and federal trial and appellate courts focusing on statutory and constitutional challenges to statutes, regulations, and agency decisions; civil rights litigation; client services; professional licensing discipline and appeals; and other legal matters. Experienced attorneys joining the office will be expected to independently handle their cases or take leadership roles in teams handling individual cases.

Assistant Attorney Generals handle their own caseload of administrative, state, and federal legal matters. They develop case strategy; conduct all facets of discovery and motion practice; participate in alternative dispute resolution; conduct hearings and trials; and handle appeals. This position may also advise various agencies, boards, and commissions on legal matters. The office provides a collaborative environment, and ideally those joining us will have an interest in mentoring junior attorneys, assisting colleagues, and contributing to the office's continuing legal education and training efforts.

The office offers hands-on litigation, deposition, hearing, and trial experience as well as numerous training opportunities. Annual bar dues are paid by the office, and the office provides all annual CLE credits required to maintain an active bar license in Missouri. Benefits include 3 weeks annual leave per year, 3 weeks sick leave per year, 12 paid state holidays, disability insurance, life insurance, subsidized health insurance, the ability to work towards a pension, which vests after 5 years of service, and flexible working schedules. Employment at the Missouri Attorney General's Office is considered public service employment and may qualify you for the federal student loan forgiveness program.

We invite you to apply and join our ranks as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri.

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