Closing Date: 20th May, 2024

Description:

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a license to practice law in the state of Louisiana.

Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To assist an attorney of higher rank in the preparation of court cases and/or advisory opinions and may litigate and/or prepare advisory opinions in cases of a routine nature.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
General from a higher ranking attorney, administrative law judge, or other agency administrator/executive.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

Location of Work:
May be used in all agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Attorney 2 by the level of supervision received and the level of expertise required in the preparation of legal opinions/courts cases assigned or hearings conducted.

Examples of Work:
Attorney:
  • Litigates routine cases in trial and appellate courts and before administrative tribunals under the supervision of a higher ranking attorney.
  • Assists an attorney of higher rank in preparing major or complex cases for trial by drafting pleadings, interviewing witnesses, writing legal memoranda and briefs.
  • Enters claims for collecting monies due the state.
  • Assists in preparing proposed legislation.
  • Drafts tentative rules and regulations and reviews rules, regulations, and bulletins prepared by administrative officers for conformity to the law.
  • Investigates reports of violations of statutes and administrative rules and regulations.
  • Prepares advisory opinions for review by a higher ranking attorney.
  • Prepares or reviews legal documents, including contracts, licenses, deeds, and abstracts.
  • Researches laws applicable to the above activities.
  • To conduct hearings and to render decisions.