CLAFD Program Counsel is responsible for assisting the CLAFD Director in developing and advancing the Center to best serve the attorney general community. Counsel will plan and lead legal skills trainings, develop resources to onboard and develop NAGTRI faculty, and serve as liaison to various NAAG committees as assigned. Creativity, initiative, follow-through, attention to detail, teamwork, and collegiality are the hallmark qualities expected of those holding this position.
Frequent domestic travel and some international travel are inherent to this position.
CLAFD Program Counsel reports to the CLAFD Director within NAGTRI.
Serve as Lead Faculty for NAGTRI legal skills trainings such as Trial Advocacy, Motion Practice, Deposition Skills, and Negotiation Skills; develop new legal skills trainings and update existing trainings based on the evolving needs of the attorney general community; and develop content and materials to supplement NAGTRI legal skills trainings.
Create and curate helpful resources for NAGTRI faculty community to develop their teaching and presenting skills.
Conduct research and develop content on legal skills-related topics (i.e., evidentiary issues, trial practice) for the benefit of the attorney general community.
Write and edit publications in support of the attorney general community.
Serve as resident expert in legal areas as assigned.
Support NAAG Committees as assigned to include facilitating conference calls, preparing agendas and memos, and following up on action items.
Support programming for NAAG conferences as assigned including developing substantive content, identifying speakers and building program agendas.
Work with NAGTRI staff to ensure that all trainings and related events comport with NAGTRI procedures.
Develop grant applications and manage grants as opportunities arise.
Work throughout NAAG to ensure workplace effectiveness in furtherance of the NAAG and NAGTRI Strategic Plans, including through team meetings, retreats, and related assignments.
Improve professional expertise by attending professional development sessions and courses that benefit NAAG and NAGTRI.
Other tasks as assigned, based on the needs of NAAG.
The CLAFD Program Counselposition may be eligible for full-time telework; however, frequent domestic travel and some international travel are inherent to this position.CLAFD Program Counsel?must adhere to?the?remote work policy in?accordance with NAAG’s Employee Handbook.??
University degree required.
Law degree from an accredited law school required.
Bar membership in a U.S. jurisdiction.
At least five years of litigation experience as an attorney in a dynamic legal environment, preferably that of an attorney general’s office, district attorney’s office, U.S. Attorney’s office, military JAG office, or related state or federal agency. To be considered for an interview, applicants without government legal experience must address in their cover letter how their particular legal experiences will satisfy the requirements of this position.
Experience planning and delivering courses for attorneys or law students.?
Quality leadership experience in maximizing organizational or individual performance.
Preferable, but not required:
Experience with online education (as either a teacher or learner).
Experience with website design and development.
The experience and ability to lead legal skills trainings such as Trial Advocacy, Motion Practice, Deposition Skills, and Negotiation Skills.
A demonstrated passion for teaching and/or training.
Excellent, demonstrable legal research and writing skills.
The ability to work independently with minimal administrative support and as part of a team on special projects or programs.
The ability to consistently get along well with others.
Technological savviness and a willingness to learn the unknown.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: NAAG offers a very generous benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life/LTD, LTC and 401k retirement plan with an employer match and profit sharing.
About National Association of Attorneys General
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) was founded in 1907 to help attorneys general fulfill the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions.
The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute (NAGTRI) was created in 2007 and serves as the training and research arm of NAAG. The NAGTRI mission is to provide high-quality, non-partisan, and innovative training, research, and other developmental resources to support state and territorial attorneys general offices (AGOs). It currently conducts more than 130 trainings a year and produces numerous legal newsletters and publications. NAGTRI continues to steadily grow and expects to launch numerous new initiatives in the next few years. The NAGTRI vision is to be recognized as the premier national organization for training and research throughout the government legal, law enforcement, and prosecutorial arenas.