Assistant Legal Counsel Job Description
Job series:  Legal Counsel
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services
Job code: R43020
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 6/9/2004
 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Provides legal counsel within the State Court Administrator’s Office in a specified area of law.
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS
This class describes technical legal work in a specified are of law for the Colorado Judicial Department. This class is distinguished from other classifications on the basis of providing legal work and representation of the Judicial Department in legal proceedings, but does not provide supervisory responsibilities over other staff.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Provides technical legal advice to managers, supervisors and employees in order to avoid or minimize legal liability for Colorado Judicial Department.
 
Conducts legal research. Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for clients.
 
Prepares legal briefs, develops strategy, arguments, and testimony in preparation for presentation of case.
 
Prepares and provides training on legal issues for Judicial Department employees.
 
Attends meetings and training as required.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
No formal supervisory responsibility. Responsibility for one's own work product and work within a unit performing similar functions. Rarely provides lead function, advice, or explains work instructions to other employees or volunteers.
 
QUALIFICATIONS   
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited law school; possession of a certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Colorado; eligibility to practice law before the courts of the State of Colorado and three years of experience practicing in the field of law.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. This position is subject to varying and unpredictable situations; may handle emergency or crisis situations; is subject to many interruptions; may handle multiple calls and inquiries simultaneously; and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice.

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