Assistant Attorney General (Attorney II), Criminal Appeals

South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
Posted Feb 06
Full Time
Columbia, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

About Criminal Appeals

Under general supervision, performs professional legal work for the State, its subdivisions, and officials. Assigned to the Criminal Appeals Section as Assistant Attorney General.

  • Collects and reviews incoming mail, provides appropriate processing instructions, and ensures all due dates are noted on the calendar. The attorney must place his or her initials on all mail and incoming letters, pleadings, emails (that are filed), or other documents to verify the attorney has reviewed the matter.
  • Under limited supervision, provides legal assistance to State agencies; performs professional legal work relating to criminal appeals, including reading transcripts, conducting necessary research, and preparing briefs and related pleadings.
  • Must maintain an accurate calendar of all due dates.
  • Under limited supervision, provides oral argument before the courts in connection with legal work related to criminal appeals.
  • Respond to telephone calls by the end of each day. Timely respond to written requests for advice or assistance from Solicitors and law enforcement entities regarding criminal matters or issues.
  • Performs related duties required or assigned by the division director or section supervisor, such as handling cases outside primary subject assignment.
  • Promptly advises victim advocates of any development and/or status of assigned cases.
  • Is responsible for ensuring LawBase is properly and promptly updated to reflect the action in all cases for which the attorney is responsible.
  • Is responsible for ensuring all documents are clipped down in all files unless too large to secure with fasteners (i.e., lengthy transcript or bound briefs). Is responsible for promptly closing all files.

This Position Also Includes An Excellent Benefits Package

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility.
  • Paid parental leave (effective October 1, 2022).
  • Health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance for employees, spouses, and children.
  • Fifteen days of annual (vacation) per year.
  • Fifteen days of sick leave per year.
  • Thirteen paid holidays.
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs.

Minimum And Additional Requirements

Juris Doctorate Degree.

Necessary Requirements: Must be a member and in good standing with the South Carolina Bar. Must satisfy Rule 403 requirements.

Additional Requirements

  • Position may require overnight travel.
  • Position may be required to travel and transport files.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be flexible to travel, must be organized, and be able to work independently in meeting deadlines;
  • Excellent written skills required; operates dictation equipment.
  • Will operate Westlaw.
  • Must be able to transport files to court.

Additional Comments

DRUG SCREENING, CREDIT CHECK, DELINQUENT TAX CHECK, SLED BACKGROUND CHECK, AND GRIEVANCE CHECK ARE REQUIRED.

THIS OFFICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

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