Full-Time Attorney II – Civil
This position may Underfill as an Attorney I – Civil
Under policies and procedures established by the Utah County Attorney, prosecutes criminal offenses for the State of Utah and Utah County and provides legal counsel and advice on matters of civil law to various County departments. Individual case assignments are distributed among Attorneys I – II – III – IV according to case complexity.
Files legal actions on behalf of Utah County and performs legal research in providing legal counsel and legal advice to various County departments as assigned.
Reviews documents and issues written legal opinions for County departments and officials.
Files civil and criminal complaints against violators of County ordinances.
Represents the County and assigned departments in civil litigation in State and Federal trial courts and in courts of appeal.
Prepares the County’s defense and advises County officials in settlement of claims.
Represents State agencies in enforcement and collection matters when requested.
Prosecutes criminal cases in Juvenile Court for criminal violations ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.
Reviews reports of cases decided by State and Federal courts of appeal and prepares legal briefs and memos.
Consults with other attorneys and attends staff meetings and training seminars as required.
Travels between locations as needed.
Maintains knowledge and skill levels in current case decisions and legislation.
Performs criminal attorney duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Equivalent to a J.D. degree from an accredited law school.
Civil – Equivalent to a J.D. degree from an accredited law school; and one (1) year of legal experience including trial experience.
Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.
Incumbent must successfully complete mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) training every two (2) years.