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Assistant Attorney General #20038

utah office of attorney general
Salt Lake County, UT Full-time
Posted on June 5, 2019

Civil Rights Attorney

The Litigation Division of the Utah Attorney General's Office seeks an attorney to defend constitutional and civil rights claims brought against state employees, state agencies, school districts and universities. At least two years' litigation experience or judicial clerkship is required; five years' litigation experience is preferred, with at least some federal court experience. Knowledge of federal and state civil litigation, and the substantive and procedural elements of litigating federal constitutional claims brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. A 1983 is also preferred. Applicant should possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills and should have the experience and ability to immediately assist in litigating Section 1983 cases in federal court, in some circumstances with minimal supervision. Typical caseloads may include defense of UHP Troopers in Fourth Amendment cases; defense of corrections officers in Eighth Amendment claims; defense of Universities in Title IX claims, and defense of other agencies and their employees in First Amendment, Equal Protection, and Due Process claims. Applicant must have the desire and ability to present complex cases to judges and to juries. Membership in good standing in the Utah State Bar, or qualification under Utah Court Rule 14-809, is required. Some travel is required as incumbents will need to represent their clients in civil litigation and other legal proceedings throughout the state.

The Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. Security background checks are completed as a condition of employment.