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Settlement Attorney (Attorney 3)



Atlanta, GA, USA · Georgia, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Jump start your career with impactful work and real-world experience! The State Board of Workers’ Compensation is a state agency that serves over a quarter million employers and over 3.8 million workers. The Settlement Division processes an average of 16,000 settlements each year!

A Settlement Staff Attorney must be a self-starter, with a positive outlook, who is detail oriented and enjoys working with a team. The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as excellent time management skills.

As a Settlement Staff Attorney for the Board, you are key to moving a claimant’s case forward to final settlement. A Settlement Staff Attorney reviews stipulated settlement agreements to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and established agency guidelines. They assist the division director in the development, review, interpretation, and/or implementation of policies and procedures regarding stipulated settlements and lump sum advances in workers’ compensation claims. They coordinate between SBWC departments, co-workers and/or external customers as appropriate. A Settlement Staff Attorney must also maintain proficiency in workers' compensation law and current issues.

Our ideal candidate is a balanced employee who works hard to serve the public, but also takes time to recharge and recommit. The State of Georgia’s paid time off program aims to maximize productivity inside and outside of the workplace by providing several leave programs including holiday (13 paid holidays per year), annual & sick (accrual begins the first day of employment), and administrative leave (professional development, blood donation, jury duty, military duty).

Minimum Training & Experience: Completion of a law degree AND License to practice law in the State of Georgia OR Eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination OR Reciprocity.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: (1)Applications must be submitted by the application deadline date; (2)No applications will be accepted via fax or regular mail; (3)Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. All qualified applicants will be considered, but not all will necessarily receive an interview; (4) Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the candidate evaluation process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university AND license to practice law in the State of Georgia OR eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination followed by Georgia Bar exam passage and licensure to practice law in the State of Georgia within one (1) year of hiring OR reciprocity AND Two years of relevant legal experience OR Two years of experience required at the lower-level Attorney 2 (LEP021)
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