Closing Date: 15th August, 2022

Description:

Basic Function
The Office of Attorney General is seeking an attorney to work in the Litigation Section in Harrisburg. Attorneys in this section defend claims including civil rights, constitutional law, and employment law, while representing the Commonwealth, the Office of Attorney General, the Governor, and other Commonwealth agencies, officials, and employees. Each attorney on the team handles cases from service of legal process through post-trial motions and consultation with the Appellate Litigation Section on any appeals. These cases are often, but not exclusively, in federal court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. An employee in this position performs progressively more complex professional legal work under the supervision of a Senior Attorney.

Examples Of Duties
  • Prepares, tries, and argues cases in Pennsylvania in federal and state courts
  • Prepares motions, pleadings, briefs, and other court papers in conjunction with lawsuits, trials, hearings, or other litigation
  • Works with civil investigative and paralegal teams and directs factual investigations related to pending litigation
  • Conducts legal research related to pending litigation
  • Drafts, serves, and responds to discovery requests
  • Takes and defends depositions of parties and witnesses, including experts
  • Counsels clients regarding case-related activities and interfaces with them regularly
  • Works with the client to devise and implement litigation strategy
  • Understands, participates in, and facilitates e-discovery efforts
  • Answers routine case-related correspondence
  • Performs additional and related work as required

Minimum Experience and Training
Deputy Attorney General I:
Graduation from an accredited school of law and admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Deputy Attorney General II:
  • Graduation from an accredited school of law, admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work
  • Two to six years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work preferred