SALARY GRADE 25: $78,000
Unclassified Position in the Superior Court Administrator's Office
(Current Vacancy in Superior Court Administration)
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

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The Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia (“Court”) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Judicial Staff Attorney within the Superior Court Administration.

Superior Court is Georgia's busiest trial court of general jurisdiction.  The Court seeks to provide a forum in which legal disputes between citizens can be resolved in a fair and efficient process with attention to equal access, impartiality, efficiency, and safety.  After joining the Court, you will become part of a fast-paced team dedicated to providing the citizens of Fulton County with the service they deserve.

Job Summary:
Conducts legal research, drafts court orders and memoranda and provides legal advice to a judge in the Fulton County Court System.

Essential Duties:
  • Assists the assigned judge in the management of cases including reviewing and analyzing filings and motions, hearings and judgements; facilitating orderly case management and court proceedings; prioritizing the flow of work; and drafting orders and other legal documents.
  • Develops or evaluates a strategy for handling legal cases or negotiations as assigned. Provides legal advice and opinions to judges and court staff.
  • Performs in-depth analysis and research of legal matters. Prepares legal summaries of facts and arguments for cases to be brought before the court. Organizes the presentation of legal cases.
  • Drafts legal memoranda on court cases and specific points of law as required by assigned judge. Reviews legal opinions and various legal publications for research purposes.
  • Stays current on relevant laws, regulations, and court processes and procedures. Serves as a liaison between the Court and the public.
  • Oversees a variety of functions between court personnel, staff, and attorneys. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires knowledge of state, federal, and local laws related to the type of law practiced in the assigned department. County personnel regulations and procedures. Legal practices and procedures related to area of assignment. General office practices, procedures, equipment, and technology.
Requires skill in legal research. Drafting legal documents. Giving presentations. Identifying and investigating facts of a legal matter. Resolving problems using negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. Making decisions. Legal case management. Building sustainable working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the public.  Communicating effectively with coworkers, supervisor, and the public. Generating enthusiasm and support for program objectives.

Education and Experience:
Juris Doctorate Degree required; and one year of experience working in a court system or legal profession, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensing Requirements:
Member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia. Other such memberships and licenses that may be required to perform the assigned tasks.

Physical Requirements:
Work is typically performed in an office-like environment. May work in high conflict situations and with difficult, sometimes dangerous parties.  Positions in this class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, fingering, lifting, and carrying.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Performance Metrics:
Factor 1: Decision-Making
Interpretive: There is choice in determining the tactical plans, processes, budget, and staffing to achieve objectives established by a higher management level. Establishes what is to be done in similar circumstances in the future. Results will be applied by other courts.

Factor 2: Complexity
Formative: Evaluates the relevance and importance of theories, concepts, and principles, and tailors them to develop a different approach or tactical plan to fit specific circumstances.

Factor 3: Purpose of Contact
Negotiate/Defend: Purpose is to defend, argue, or justify an agency's position as an official representative in formal hearings or court.

Factor 4: Line/Staff Authority
Staff Authority: Influence is through direct impact within agency boundaries.

To Apply
Please upload resume, cover letter, and most recent legal writing sample.

This job description indicates, in general, the nature and level of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Superior Court of Fulton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Department: Superior Court Administration
This is a full-time position
Salary grade: 25: $78,000
Closing date: Open Until Filled

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