This Position Is Only Open To Permanent Classified Employees Of The Governor's Office Of Elderly Affairs
Driving, travel and overtime will be required as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
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Possession of a license to practice law in the state of Louisiana, plus six years of experience as a practicing attorney.
Function of Work:
To serve as the chief legal counsel to a department having a small attorney work force and having a limited scope in that the legal issues primarily impact the same department.
Level of work:
Administrative direction from an agency administrator/executive.
May supervise lower level attorneys or other professional legal staff.
Location of work:
Predominantly used in the twenty major state agencies.
Differs from Attorney Supervisor by serving as administrator of Department legal program and attorney workforce.
Differs from Attorney--General Counsel 2 by the size and scope of legal program
Examples of Work
- Serves as the chief legal counsel of a legal division.
- Represents the department in more complex and important litigation such as precedent cases before trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals.
- Prepares and/or reviews the preparation and negotiation of the more complex departmental contracts, requests for proposal and other legal documents.
- Plans, organizes, directs and controls all work activities of the division.
- Selects and assigns staff, identifies staff development needs and assures that training is obtained.
- Prepares and/or directs the preparation of briefs and other activities incidental to litigation and court work.
- Drafts and directs the drafting of new legislation; may testify on the same before legislative committees and other tribunals.
- Develops or directs the development of budget recommendations for the division.
- Renders final opinion upon the legality and propriety of all rules and regulations of the department, and other matters pertaining thereto.