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Assistant Bar Counsel

Company: State of CT Judicial Branch
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Assistant Bar Counsel
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
East Hartford

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Assistant Bar Counsel at the Statewide Bar Counsel's Office in East Hartford, CT. Under the direction of the Statewide Bar Counsel, the Assistant Bar Counsel serve as counsel to the Statewide Grievance Committee in its adjudication of attorney grievance complaints and its general oversight of attorney regulation in Connecticut. Duties include, but are not limited to, attending public disciplinary hearings to serve as Statewide Grievance Committee counsel; advising the Committee members during hearings; preparing written final decisions; attending meetings of the Committee; reviewing attorney advertisements; conducting audits of attorney trust accounts and investigating reported overdrafts; overseeing the attorney registration and multi-jurisdiction practice processes; drafting rules regarding attorneys; serving as counsel to the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education; and serving as counsel to the Standing Committee on Guardians Ad Litem and Attorneys for the Minor Child in Family Matters.
Salary Range: $97,383 - $123,759/year – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum. The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.
The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch offers its employees a top notch array of health and retirement benefits including but not limited to: paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal leave, group life insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation, voluntary flexible spending account programs, discounted auto and home insurance policies and long and short term disability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of law and legal process, legal principles and practice; knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze legal problems, present statements of fact, law, and argument.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAININGGeneral Experience: Membership in the Connecticut Bar and one (1) year of experience in litigation.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.

Applications must be received by May 31, 2022. Applications must be submitted through the on-line application site (CLICK BELOW). Resumes or paper applications will not be accepted.
Careers at the Branch play an essential role for the public and society. Our meaningful, challenging, and interesting positions have a long-lasting effect that serves to advance justice and ultimately provides for the greater good of all.
Please reference posting number 22-1000-125
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