Job Description and Duties
The Attorney is a member of the legal team whose primary duty is to support the work of the Committee of Credentials (Committee). Under the supervision of the Assistant Chief Counsel and guidance of the Attorney III, Coordinator of Committee, the incumbent performs the following:
Provides legal support to the Committee. Responsibilities including the following:
- Prepares documentary evidence and provides legal advice regarding jurisdictional and procedural issues relating to Committee cases.
- Reviews investigative reports prepared by analysts and investigators for accuracy and legal sufficiency and review questions drafted by staff.
- Provide legal advice and present cases during Committee meetings.
Negotiate settlements and draft appropriate documents as follows:
- Negotiate settlements with respondents or their legal representatives and prepare settlement agreements prior to the case being forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General.
- Coordinate settlements with the Office of the Attorney General for cases that have been forwarded for hearing processing.
- Act as liaison on litigation strategy between senior Commission counsel and litigation counsel.
Conduct legal research on civil and criminal issues related to Commission activities including:
- Prepare written memoranda on assigned topics providing legal conclusions with supporting documentation.
- Provide oral opinions to senior counsel on assigned topics.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.