Overview

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Wyoming Attorney General’s office seeks an attorney in the Criminal Division to represent the State in criminal matters. As an assistant attorney general, this attorney may litigate appeals in front of the Wyoming Supreme Court and litigate state post-conviction and federal habeas corpus challenges to convictions and sentences in the state and federal district courts. This attorney may also assist in advising criminal justice agency clients. This attorney may also participate in civil litigation, administrative hearings, drafting opinions, and other duties as assigned. This attorney will have the opportunity to mentor other attorneys in the division and assist the others in areas such as writing and the litigation process.

Human Resource Contact: Tara Gross (307) 777-7893 tara.gross2wyo.gov

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Represent the State of Wyoming in litigation and administrative matters.
  • Research and write the State’s brief in direct appeals from a conviction from the various district courts in all 23 counties.
  • Handle agency representation for State criminal justice agencies.
  • Conduct extensive legal research and writing for submission to both trial and appellate courts, including drafting pleadings, responding to motions, and presenting an argument in court.
  • Prepare formal and informal opinions, track legislation, and provide advice to prosecutors.
  • Manage the discovery process, including litigating discovery disputes; conduct depositions, attend client meetings, and appear in court; participate in litigation strategy development and implementation.

PREFERENCES:

All applicants must provide the following as part of the application process:

  • Professional resume
  • References
  • Recent writing sample
  • Law school transcript

Please review your application for completeness and accuracy. Only complete and accurate applications will be reviewed for this position.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Those with experience and/or interest in criminal law are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of state and federal law, rules of evidence, rules of civil procedure, and rules of appellate procedure.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Juris doctorate.

NOTES:

  • FLSA: Exempt
  • This position is at-will and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General (W.S. 9-1-608)
  • Successful applicants are required to pass a criminal background investigation

015-Attorney General – Criminal Division

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
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