The fundamental reason this classification exists is to provide professional legal work of a civil or criminal nature involving legal research, jury and court trials and appeals. The employee works with an experienced attorney in performing the duties and work set forth and participates in trial preparation and trials under observation of a supervising attorney, until able to do so properly without assistance. The work responsibilities are: represents the city in court; drafts or reviews legal or administrative documents; researches, interprets, and applies laws; and conducts discovery. This position reports directly to the City Attorney.
Graduation from a recognized law school, and possession of a certificate of admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Alabama. One year of experience in the legal profession, which may include working as a paralegal or legal secretary under the direct supervision of an attorney or the completion of a clerkship while attending law school or post law school.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.