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Attorney I

Gwinnett County

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Attorney I - Law Department

Salary $60,166.00 annually

The Law Department is comprised of a County Attorney, Deputy County Attorneys, Senior Assistant County Attorneys, and a professional, legal clerical staff.  The County Attorney reports directly to the Board of Commissioners and is the legal advisor and representative of the County.  

This is an entry level Attorney class where incumbents have recently been admitted to the Georgia Bar (Class Code AT11).  This position is a grade 101. The Assistant County Attorney will be working under the general supervision of a Deputy County Attorney.  Duties may include defending litigation and claims, drafting legal opinions, responding to open records requests, reviewing real estate acquisition transactions, litigating eminent domain matters, reviewing land use matters, and providing legal advice to County departments, elected officials, and authorities and boards.

This position is a grade 101.

  • Juris Doctorate;
  • Recent law school graduate who will take and pass the Georgia Bar Exam within 12 months of employment 
  • Eligible for admission to the Georgia Bar and the Superior Courts of Georgia, United States District Court, Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia and other courts as necessary within 12 months of employment;
  • Interest in local government law; and
  • Excellent writing skills.


Knowledge of:

  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Court procedures;
  • Research methods.

 Skill in:

  • Operating a computer and applicable software;
  • Applying laws, rules and regulations;
  • Analyzing complex information;
  • Mediating conflict;
  • Organizing and presenting cases for trial;
  • Preparing legal documents;
  • Presenting legal arguments in support of legal positions;
  • Conducting legal research;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

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