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Attorney I (Entry)

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Legal
Job Family: Law
Benchmark Title: Attorney I (Entry)
Summary Job Description Tasks
AttorneyPerforms consultation, advisory and/or trail work and carriesout the legal processes necessary to effect the rights, privileges,and obligations of the organization. The work performed requirescompletion of law school with an L.L.B. degree or J.D. degreeand admission to the bar. Responsibilities or functions includeone or more of the following or comparable duties:1. Preparing and reviewing various legal instruments and documents,such as contracts, leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate,et c.,2. Acting as agent of the organization in its transactions,3. Examining material (advertisements, publications, etc.)for legal implications, advising officials of proposed legislationwhich might affect the organization,4. Applying for patents, copyrights, or registration of the organizationproducts, processes, devices, and trademarks, advising whetherto initiate or defend law suits,5. Conducting pretrial preparations, defending the organizationin lawsuits,6. Prosecuting criminal cas 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, 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.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Legal
Job Family: Law
Benchmark Title: Attorney I (Entry)
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