State of Massachusetts Attorney Advisor in Springfield, Massachusetts
As a member of the Investigations Division, Attorney Advisor attorneys are responsible for advising their assigned Compliance Officers (Investigators) and other staff members on legal questions and issues; ensuring proper substantive analysis in investigative cases; making recommendations and drafting orders on motions in investigative cases; reviewing drafts of recommendations for disposition; and drafting legal documents including investigative Orders and dispositions. They will also provide information to the public on agency functions, rules and regulations; conduct preliminary hearings on appeals from findings of Lack of Probable Cause; review complaints for jurisdictional and other legal issues; and perform related work as required. Incumbents may assist in the informal resolution of claims. Incumbents may conduct special investigations in cases assigned to them and prepare recommendations to the Investigating Commissioner regarding dispositions of those cases. Incumbents may be appointed to prosecute complaints in which probable cause has been found. This position will be responsible for the aforementioned duties and responsibilities in the Boston office and all other MCAD office locations as assigned.
DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Attorney Advisor serves as legal advisor to his/her assigned Compliance Officers and other Compliance Officers as needed.
The Attorney Advisor makes recommendations to the Investigating Commissioner and drafts orders on motions in cases assigned to his/her Compliance Officers and others as needed.
The Attorney Advisor reviews draft dispositions to advise on the adequacy of the investigation and substantive analysis, and the correctness of the recommendations.
The Attorney Advisor will review cases with the intent of identifying novel legal issues, which may be of interest to the Commission in establishing new law or public policy. Through the Attorney Advisor supervisor, the Attorney Advisor provides notice regarding those cases to Chief of Investigations and the Office of the General Counsel.
The Attorney Advisor will review cases with the intent of identifying cases with significant public interest. Through the Attorney Advisor supervisor, the Attorney Advisor provides notice of these cases to the Chief of Investigations and Investigating Commissioner.
The Attorney Advisor will conduct preliminary hearings and make recommendations on appeals from findings of Lack of Probable Cause.
The Attorney Advisor will review complaints through the Intake process.
The Attorney Advisor may conduct special investigations in assignedcases.
The Attorney Advisor may prepare recommendations to the Investigating Commissioner regarding dispositions of assigned cases.
The Attorney Advisor may prosecute complaints through hearing or other disposition when appointed to do so.
The Attorney Advisor may serve as Attorney of the Day, in rotation, when and as assigned. The Attorney of the Day answers inquiries from the public regarding rights and responsibilities under c.151B.
The Attorney Advisor will also provide information to the public on agency functions, rules and regulations.
When designated by the Chief of Investigations or General Counsel, or designee, the Attorney Advisor will also represent the agency at continuing legal education seminars and other trainings.
The Attorney Advisor will perform other related investigative and administrative duties and functions as required by the Commission.
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Please no phone calls.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and some experience in legal research, legal writing, and legal procedures and processes.
Incumbents must have the ability to regularly travel throughout the Commonwealth and to all MCAD office locations.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job: *Legal Services
Organization: *Commission Against Discrimination
Title: Attorney Advisor
Location: Massachusetts-Springfield-436 Dwight
Requisition ID: 19000681