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Senior Assistant Legal Counsel

Senior Assistant Legal Counsel Job Description

Job Title: Senior Assistant Legal Counsel
Job Code: R43015
Job Series: Legal Counsel
FLSA Status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services (PS)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

General Statement Of Duties:
Represents the Colorado Judicial Department on various legal matters.  
Distinguishing Factors:
This class performs technical legal work in order to avoid or minimize legal liability for the Colorado Judicial Department.  This class is distinguished from other classifications on the basis of providing complex and highly specialized legal work for all Judicial Department personnel.  This position receives supervision from the Legal Counsel, First Assistant.
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Serves as in-house legal counsel for judges, district administrators, chief probation officers and other Judicial Department personnel.  Provides technical legal advice to managers, supervisors and other Judicial Department personnel in order to avoid or minimize legal liability for the Colorado Judicial Department.
Conducts complex legal research; analyzes and interprets laws, rules, court rulings and regulations for clients.
Drafts and prepares specialized and complex memoranda and legal briefs.  Must have an ability to work in varied areas of legal practice including civil, criminal, human resources and contract law.
Advises clients on legal aspects of administrative and operational issues.
May develop and/or update materials and provide training on legal issues for Judicial Department personnel.
May represent the Executive Division on internal committees or as a participant in office workgroups.
Attends meetings and training as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
No formal supervisory responsibility.  Responsibility for one's own work product and may provide guidance, assistance or mentorship to less knowledgeable or experienced co-workers, volunteers, interns or externs.  This may include scheduling of work, instructing in work methods and reviewing work product.
Minimum Education:
Graduation from an accredited law school; possession of a certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Colorado; active license  to practice law before the courts of the State of Colorado and five years of experience practicing in the field of law and a minimum of two years of Colorado Judicial Branch experience.
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 25 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 and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice.
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