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Assistant Borough Attorney

Posted: 01/18/2023

Assistant Borough Attorney
Fairbanks, AK
$DOE and excellent benefits
Our client:  Working for the local Fairbanks community, the Borough provides variety with competitive wages and benefits. If you’d like to strengthen your community, or you love the amenities of a lively downtown scene in close proximity to pristine waterways, mountains and a peaceful lifestyle, take a closer look!
Would you like to:
  • Provide legal advice to the Borough Mayor, Assembly, boards and commissions on a regular or as-needed basis, including attendance at evening meetings
  • Direct client counseling of Borough and School District staff, to solve a range of operational legal issues
  • Draft legislation to be introduced before Borough Assembly
  • Be required to occasionally act as Borough Attorney
  • Prepare and review contract, leases and other Borough documents
  • Prepare legal opinions concerning correct procedures, statutory interpretation and status of the law; submits opinions to Borough Attorney
  • Prepare research memoranda for Borough Attorney, addressing complex legal questions
  • Represent Borough and School District in a variety of adversarial proceedings and litigation, prepare pleadings, briefs, interview witnesses, investigate claims, appear as trial attorney, prepare motions, negotiate settlements etc.
Ideally you have:
  • JD from accredited law school, membership in good standing in the Alaska Bar Association. Candidates eligible for admission in Alaska whether by waiver or reciprocity, may be considered. Candidates eligible for a supervised practitioner permit may be considered if membership is obtained within 90 days of employment
  • Must be available for after-hours work and meetings
  • Experience in trials, litigation, appeals, municipal law and/or administrative law preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal research techniques, skill in preparation of briefs and formal legal opinions
  • Ability to prepare and present sound legal positions during litigation
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing             
  • Ability to deal harmoniously and effectively with clients, co-workers, government officials, the public, the bench and Bar
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Clean criminal background check
If you meet the qualifications, please email your resume and legal writing sample of at least 5 pages to
Making it worth your while:
  • Competitive compensation – affordable medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Optional Flex-Spending account
  • Retirement benefits via PERS
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Minimum 24 personal leave days per year for full-time employees
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