Alexandria, VA
$51,552.80 - $84,739.63 Annually
May 25, 2021
Jun 15, 2021
Full Time
Law Clerk II

An Overview
The Office of the City Attorney, legal counsel to the City of Alexandria, is accepting applications for a permanent full time position of Law Clerk II. This position will focus on employment law matters. The main responsibilities of this position are researching issues of law, reviewing briefs and motions, preparing legal memoranda, assisting with Court preparation, working with attorneys to resolve legal matters that have been raised by City Departments.

The Opportunity
  • Reviews City Administrative Regulations and work with Departments to update them;
  • Works with Department of Human Resources and Assistant City Attorneys with scheduling and preparation for grievances and other employment hearings;
  • Conducts legal research and writing, specifically focused on employment law matters;
  • Assists attorneys in preparation for trial, including preparing and responding to discovery, preparing witness subpoenas, obtaining certified copies of court orders, preparing trial binders, and scheduling court reporters and witnesses for trial;
  • Drafts and files notices, motions, briefs, and orders;
  • Prepares drafts of ordinances, legal opinions, and memorandums; and
  • Assists attorneys with file management.
The Ideal Candidate
To qualify for this position, all candidates must possess a Four-Year College Degree, and completion of one year of law school or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred: Completion of two years of law school, including courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, & evidence. Experience drafting briefs and motions and responses to defense motions; experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with judges, attorneys, law enforcement officials, defendants, witnesses, and the general public.

About the Department
The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice to City Council, Boards and Commissions, the City Manager and City Departments. We are responsible for drafting ordinances, contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal papers. We represent the City in civil court to defend the City in actions taken against it and to initiate cases to enforce the City's laws and actions. Our office is also responsible for handling requests for public records, in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and for serving as an adjudicator for parking ticket disputes.

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