Assistant Attorney General - Litigation-Corrections
Iowa Department of Justice - Attorney General
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Type: Full Time
Salary: $60,000 - $133,785
Iowa Attorney General seeks litigation attorney. The office is a dedicated group of attorney’s serving the people of Iowa. The office seeks committed public servants to join us. Some perks of working for our office include flexible work from home schedule, collegiality, the opportunity to work on interesting/novel/exciting cases, excellent benefits work-life balance, and no billing.
The Special Litigation Division seeks an attorney to work on litigation impacting the Department of Corrections. The position requires representing the DOC in federal litigation and district court. Work include Section 1983 claims, constitutional issues, post-conviction relief cases involving disciplinary issues within Iowa’s prisons, occasional appeals to the 8th circuit and Iowa State Courts, 17A claims, mental health cases, and other civil litigation. The successful applicant will be self-directed, interested in constitutional law, and have excellent research and writing skills. This position requires courtroom and appellate work. This is a unique opportunity for specialization and courtroom experience outside of the usual litigation path.
About Iowa Department of Justice - Attorney General
Provide quality, professional legal representation to the State of Iowa, its agencies and departments; to guarantee effective enforcement of the state's criminal law by providing technical assistance to county attorneys, upholding criminal convictions at the appellate level, and administering programs to assist crime victims; to provide vigorous enforcement of the State's Consumer Fraud and Environmental laws; to provide written legal opinions to assist public officials in their duties; and to advocate for the interests of the State and its citizens.