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Job Family: Law
Benchmark Title: Admin Law Judges, Adjucticators and Hearing Officers
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers conduct hearings to decide or recommend decisions on
claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters and prepare decisions. Determine
penalties or the existence and the amount of liability, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims, or
compromise settlements.
 
Benchmark Title: Arbitrators, Mediators and Conciliators
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve
conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
 
Benchmark Title: Attorney I (Entry)
Attorney I work is characterized by Level 1 Difficulty(D1) and Responsibilities(R1). D-1-Legal questions are
characterized by: facts that are well-established; clearly applicable legal precedents; and matters not of
substantial importance to the organization. (Usually relatively limited sums of money, e.g., a few thousand
dollars, are involved.) Examples of D-1 work are: a. legal investigation, negotiation, and research preparatory to
defending the organization in potential or actual lawsuits involving alleged negligence where the facts can be
firmly established and there are precedent cases directly applicable to the situation; b. searching case reports,
legal documents, periodicals, textbooks, and other legal references, and preparing draft opinions on employee
compensation or benefit questions where there is a substantial amount of clearly applicable statutory, regulatory,
and case material.
 
Benchmark Title: Attorney II (Junior)
Attorney II work is characterized by Level 1 Difficulty(D1) and Level 2 Responsibility(R2) -or- by Level 2
Difficulty(D2) and Level 1 Responsibility Level (R1).
D-1-Legal questions are characterized by: facts that are well-established; clearly applicable legal precedents;
and matters not of substantial importance to the organization. (Usually relatively limited sums of money, e.g., a
few thousand dollars, are involved.) Examples of D-1 work are: a. legal investigation, negotiation, and research
preparatory to defending the organization in potential or actual lawsuits involving alleged negligence where the
facts can be firmly established and there are precedent cases directly applicable to the situation; b. searching
case reports, legal documents, periodicals, textbooks, and other legal references, and preparing draft opinions on
employee compensation or benefit questions where there is a substantial amount of clearly applicable statutory,
regulatory, and case material. Difficulty D-2 Legal work is regularly difficult by reason of one or more of the
following: the absence of clear and directly applicable legal precedents; the different possible interpretations
that can be placed on the facts, the laws, or the precedents involved; the substantial importance of the legal
matters to the organization; or the matter is being strongly pressed or contested in formal proceedings or in
negotiations by the individuals or corporations.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Attorney III (Fully Qualified)
Attorney III work is characterized by Level 2 Difficulty(D2) and Level 2 Responsibility Level 2 (R2) . Difficulty
D-2 Legal work is regularly difficult by reason of one or more of the following: the absence of clear and directly
applicable legal precedents; the different possible interpretations that can be placed on the facts, the laws, or
the precedents involved; the substantial importance of the legal matters to the organization; or the matter is
being strongly pressed or contested in formal proceedings or in negotiations by the individuals or corporations,
 
Benchmark Title: Attorney IV (Senior/Advanced)
Attorney IV work is characterized by Level 2 Difficulty(D2) and Level 3 Responsibility(R3) -or- by Level 3
Difficulty(D3) and Level 2 Responsibility(R2). Difficulty D-2 Legal work is regularly difficult by reason of one
or more of the following: the absence of clear and directly applicable legal precedents; the different possible
interpretations that can be placed on the facts, the laws, or the precedents involved; the substantial importance
of the legal matters to the organization; or the matter is being strongly pressed or contested in formal
proceedings or in negotiations by the individuals or corporations. Difficulty D-3 legal work is typically complex
and difficult because of one or more of the following: the questions are unique and require a high order of
original and creative legal endeavor for their solution; the questions require extensive research and analysis and
the obtaining and evaluation of expert testimony regarding controversial issues in a scientific, financial,
corporate organization, ngineering, or other highly technical area; the legal matter is of critical importance to
the organization and is being vigorously pressed or contested (e.g., sums such as $1 million or more are generally
directly or indirectly involved.)
 
Benchmark Title: Forensic Science Technicians
Forensic Science Technicians collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal
investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance
to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as
specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.
 
Benchmark Title: Judges and Magistrates
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law.
May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes. May determine liability of defendant in
civil cases. May issue marriage licenses and perform wedding ceremonies.
 
Benchmark Title: Probation Officers and Correction Treatment Specialists
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of
law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of
rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment
stipulations.
 
 
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Job Family: Paralegal and Related
Benchmark Title: Law Clerk
Law Clerks assist lawyers or judges by researching or preparing legal documents.
May meet with clients or assist lawyers and judges in court.
 
Benchmark Title: Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Paralegals and Legal Assistants assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing
legal documents. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal
action.
 
 
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