RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CAREER LADDER FOR ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEYS WITHIN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY

            WHEREAS, a need exists within the Office of the County Attorney to provide career opportunities as a means of assisting with retention of trained and experienced staff; and

WHEREAS, the County Attorney requests authorization to implement a career ladder for Assistant County Attorneys within the County Attorneys Office; and

WHEREAS, the career ladder would allow Assistant County Attorneys to advance to Senior Assistant County Attorneys as the following criteria are met:

 

Assistant County Attorney:

  1. Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited law school; and
  2. License to practice law in Virginia; and
  3. Three years prior experience and/or training that includes local government law; and
  4. Admission to practice in all Virginia Courts and before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

 

 

Senior Assistant County Attorney:

 

  1. Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school; and
  2. License to practice law in Virginia; and
  3. Six years of prior experience in local government law; and
  4. Admission to practice in all Virginia Courts.
  5. A minimum of 72 hours of continuing legal education in the field of local government law or related legal area over the six year period, of which 12 hours must be in legal ethics; and
  6. A rating of “Exceeds Standards” or higher on the most recent annual performance evaluation; or
  7. Recommendation of the County Attorney and the approval of the County Administrator; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 15th day of December 2003, That a career ladder program be, and is hereby, established for Assistant County Attorneys within the County Attorney’s Office.