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Local Government Law Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location Virginia - Richmond

Job ID EMJ2313279

Experience Level Midlevel Associate

Job Experience Min. 3 - Max. 5 Years

Ranking 3 : Mostly Business $$$

Estimated Salary Lower than Highest Salary Band in Market (Varies by Firm)

Practice Areas Government and Government Relations

2024-01-22 01:56:39

A law firm in Richmond, VA, is looking for a Local Government Law Attorney. This role is responsible for providing legal support to towns, counties, and cities across the state of Virginia in various practice areas. The ideal candidate should possess a Virginia Bar license, have 3-5 years of litigation and/or general counsel experience with localities or school districts, and demonstrate excellent client service and communication skills. Strong organizational skills and a background in the public sector or local government practice are preferred. The ability to travel within Virginia to attend local government meetings is also required.

Job Duties:

  • Offer legal counsel and representation to towns, counties, and cities across Virginia in a wide range of practice areas.
  • Provide litigation services and act as general counsel for localities or school districts, addressing legal issues and representing clients in court.
  • Conduct legal research, draft legal documents, and provide legal advice to clients.
  • Attend and participate in local government meetings and collaborate with local officials to address legal matters.
  • Maintain strong client relationships, offering excellent client service and communication.
  • Handle legal matters with a focus on public sector and local government practices.
  • Stay informed about changes in laws, regulations, and developments impacting local government clients.

Job Requirements:

  • Active Virginia Bar license.
  • 3-5 years of litigation and/or general counsel experience with localities or school districts.
  • Excellent client service and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A background in the public sector or local government practice is preferred.
  • The ability to travel within Virginia to attend local government meetings is required.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.

Certifications:

  • Active Virginia Bar license.

Skills:

  • Local government law expertise.
  • Legal research and analysis.
  • Litigation experience.
  • General counsel services.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Client service and relationship management.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Public sector knowledge.
  • Collaboration and teamwork.

Areas of specialization include transactional and litigation law. Law offices are based in Virginia and North Carolina. The law practice was formed in the mid 1800's. Seventy-five knowledgeable attorneys and a professional support group are on staff. Practice areas and industries are significant. Some of their practice disciplines are business, business-professional litigation and healthcare. The firm endorses pro-bono work and diversity in the labor force.

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