Assistant Attorney General - Criminal Litigation - Drug Prosecution

State of Wisconsin Marathon, FL
These two positions will be located in Wausau and Appleton and will be dedicated to the prosecution of drug-related offenses in northern Wisconsin. The selected candidates will be part of the Criminal Litigation Unit, reporting to the Unit Director in Madison.

Responsibilities will include representation of the state in criminal prosecution litigation, advising local prosecutors on matters relating to criminal laws, and assisting in the development of legislation concerning criminal law and related issues. This position is also responsible for providing a variety of legal services, through counsel and representation to the Legislature, the Governor, state agencies, corporation counsel and district attorneys; enforcement of statues under the Attorney Generals jurisdiction; conducting legal research; drafting legal documents; and presenting/arguing cases in state and federal courts.

Special Notes: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOJ sponsorship) at the time of application. The Department of Justice will conduct background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOJ employees will be fingerprinted.

Candidates must possess a law degree from an accredited law school and be eligible to be licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin.

Qualifications:

* Successful completion of academic preparation resulting in a law degree from an accredited law school and eligible to be licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin.

* Knowledge of criminal law and complex drug-related cases.

* Knowledge of legal research preparation and submission of legal documents, and analysis of facts/evidence.

* Litigation experience including motion practice and jury trials.

* Strong oral and written communication skills.