- Full Time
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Assistant Ethics Counsel
1111 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319
Pay Grade 37, $80,516.80 - $114,524.80 annually
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits
The Assistant Ethics Counsel prosecutes cases before the Grievance Commission of the Iowa Supreme Court. This attorney also advises the Board on interpretation of the rules of professional conduct and proposed changes to the rules, and reviews and processes other disciplinary matters before the Board (including reinstatements of law licenses after suspension or revocation). Other duties include initial review of complaints at intake, investigation of complaints, preparation of pleadings, conducting discovery, trial of cases, drafting post-hearing pleadings, and all necessary appellate litigation. The Assistant Ethics Counsel also represents the Board in reciprocal discipline and other hearings and oral arguments before the Iowa Supreme Court. The position involves occasional overnight travel.
Other duties as assigned and required.
You must have graduated from an ABA accredited law school and been admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa.
Your law license must be in good standing and you should have no significant history of discipline.
You must be able to simultaneously handle multiple areas of responsibility with minimum supervision, properly prioritizing tasks and duties as dictated by changing demands.
Must be able to simultaneously advance all assigned cases in a large trial and appellate caseload.
You must possess strong verbal and written communications skills, plus the ability and willingness to provide quality customer service in a high tempo work environment.
You must possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have high-level knowledge of standard office software, including word-processing and presentation software, PDF generation programs, and commercial case-management platforms.
Five or more years of trial and appellate experience is preferred but not required.
You must be bondable; must possess high levels of personal and professional honesty and integrity, emotional maturity and stability, and a genuine interest in improving the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Lastly, you must have a valid Iowa driver's license and reliable transportation.
How to Apply
All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment to:
Attorney Disciplinary Board
Attn: Tara van Brederode
Judicial Branch Building
1111 East Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319
Or email to email@example.com
Posting Close Date
All application materials must be received by Friday, August 9, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.
AA / EOE