In the Office of the Attorney General this class is accountable for legislative affairs and consulting with the Attorney General on setting policy, procedure, precedent and legal opinions for the State of Connecticut.
Receives administrative direction from the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, Counsel to the Attorney General or designated Associate Attorney General.
Directs attorneys, paralegal and other staff on an intermittent, project or regular basis.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Researches, advises and consults with the Attorney General on legislative proposals and regulations, setting policy and other proposals;
Represents state agencies, officials, employees and agents in most complex civil cases and appeals before state and federal trial and appeals courts;
Develops case strategies;
Prepares expert testimony;
Directs or independently carries most difficult cases with highest degree of impact on the State and/or country;
Functions with a minimum of consultation and review, exercising considerable latitude of judgment;
Directs preparation of or personally prepares opinions, regulations, contracts and legislation;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May provide legal counsel to agencies, departments, boards or commissions on highly specialized technical legal issues;
May lead other attorneys on a regular or intermittent basis on individual projects or cases;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
law and legal process, legal principles and practice, administrative law, constitutional law, rules of process and rights and obligations of state agencies;
litigation and appellate process;
statutory authority of the Attorney General and operation and administration of the Office of the Attorney General;
a complex technical legal specialty;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of experience in the practice of law.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Attorney General 3 may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Assistant Attorney General 4 (Legislative Affairs) in Salary Group MP 72 approved effective June 21, 2019. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007