Attorneys assigned to the Workers’ Compensation workgroup represent the state as an employer in workers’ compensation cases brought by state employees. The successful applicant will routinely handle litigation in administrative proceedings before the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board, including discovery, motion practice, and hearings, as well as appellate matters before the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission and the Alaska Supreme Court. The attorney will also provide legal counsel to state agency employers, the state’s Division of Risk Management, and the state’s independent adjusters on workers’ compensation issues, and may advise on proposed legislation. Travel both in Alaska and out of state may be required.Qualifications:
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and have a strong knowledge of general legal principles and practices. Qualified applicants must have excellent communication, oral advocacy, writing, time management skills, and good judgment. The ability to handle a high volume of cases in a fast-paced work environment is essential. Administrative law experience, including a background in workers’ compensation law, is preferred but not required. Litigation experience in any forum is also preferred.
Applicants should be highly motivated and able to work as a member of a team with minimum supervision. They should feel comfortable directly advising clients, and should expect to:
- Analyze and make recommendations on legal and factual questions;
- Research and analyze medical issues;
- Assess and manage cases and claims;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public agencies, clients, opposing counsel, and unrepresented litigants.
Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Patti Shake, Supervising Attorney for the Torts and Workers’ Compensation section, at (907) 269-5100 or by email at email@example.com.