PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Office of Policy and Management this class is accountable for receiving on the job training in all aspects of agency legal work.
Initially works under the close supervision of an attorney of higher grade; works more independently
with acquired experience.
May lead employees of lower grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Receives generalized training in all aspects of agency legal work; acts as hearing officer or
represents agency in formal administrative and public proceedings involving legal and technical
issues; analyzes complex and technical evidence; conducts research and provides guidance on
collective bargaining and labor relations matters; negotiates and drafts settlement agreements;
drafts advisory opinions, rulings, decisions, recommendations, findings, legislation, statutes,
regulations, publications and other related legal documents; assists in the preparation and
presentation of trials and appeals; consults with the Office of the Attorney General on legal issues;
researches routine legal issues and assists in researching complex legal issues; conducts
investigations and enforcement proceedings; prepares comprehensive reports for use in
administrative and court proceedings; prepares pleadings and other court papers; interprets statutes,
regulations and rulings; participates in the conduct of various educational activities; may provide
legal counsel and advice when duly authorized; may testify at or monitor legislative proceedings;
reviews court decisions, new and proposed laws and regulations to determine impact on agency
operations; assists in the preparation and maintenance of precedent manuals; reviews legal and
other related documents for legal sufficiency; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures in Connecticut; knowledge of legal research
techniques; knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and civil procedures;
knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes,
regulations and legislation; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of the
rules of evidence; knowledge of collective bargaining and labor relations matters; some knowledge
of criminal and constitutional law and legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills;
considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to apply judicial decisions to the
interpretation of statues; ability to comprehend, analyze and organize technical data and coordinate
elements of legal cases.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A degree from an accredited law school.
After completion of two (2) years of successful and satisfactory performance as a Staff Attorney 1
(Confidential) an incumbent will be moved to the Staff Attorney 2 (Confidential) classification (on the
first pay period following the completion of the two (2) year requirement).
1. Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut within one
(1) year of the date of appointment. Pursuant to Section 51-88 of the Connecticut General Statutes,
an incumbent who has not been admitted to practice law may not "assume, use or advertise the title
of lawyer, attorney and counsel at law, counselor at law, attorney, counselor, attorney and
counselor, or an equivalent term, in such a manner as to convey the impression that he is a legal
practitioner of law". Until such time that an incumbent is admitted to practice law in the State of
Connecticut, the incumbent shall be referred to as a Legal Assistant.
2. May be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
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