Position is responsible for performing a variety of complex legal services for city/county agencies and officials.Handles complex litigation and research assignments. Prepares complaints, answers, discovery, motions, briefs and other legal documents. Conducts and participates in depositions and hearings. Represents local governmental agencies in court, including hearings, conferences, trials, mediations and oral arguments in both state and federal court. Renders advice to governmental agencies, officials and employees with regard to litigation and settlement of lawsuits. Offers advisory legal opinions particularly with regard to litigation or potential litigation. Performs related duties as requested.Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited college of university. Valid legal license to practice law in Indiana. Must be admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court. Knowledge of legislative process helpful. Knowledge of Municipal Code of Indianapolis helpful. Knowledge of and experience in administrative law helpful. These are the minimum requirements for this position.Court actions are controlled by standard judicial rules and procedures and upheld/overseen by the trial/district judge or magistrate. Independent judgment is exercised in collecting and reviewing documents, researching and offering legal opinions and in handling litigation. Actions are subject to review on a continuing spot check basis by the Corporation Counsel, Deputy Corporation Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel. Interactions require extreme tact, diplomacy and persuasiveness in dealings with private and public attorneys, judges, court personnel, elected and appointed officials and the general public. The incumbent must also work closely with office support staff to assure timely preparation of legal documents. Must exhibit tact in working with other professionals and support staff within respective section. Must also exhibit incentive and independent judgment in driving and resolving lawsuits.

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