Administrative Law Attorney Job Description

By | August 17, 2011

Administrative law attorney job description and profile

An administrative law attorney is hired by a person when there is a need to file a petition against government or administrative bodies. This may happen in times of disparity in providing required services, negligence or inaction on behalf of administrative bodies. Administrative law attorneys usually set up independent practices although many are hired by law firms or private companies.

Administrative law attorney duties and responsibilities

  • Analyzing the situation and evaluating the necessity to file a litigation against an administrative body
  • Conferring with representatives of the administrative body and gathering information for the necessity to file litigations
  • Preparing lawsuits and related documents for filing a lawsuit
  • Take measures to safeguard interests of the client
  • Provide advice and legal counsel in times of situations that require a filing
  • Preparing for the lawsuit by gathering evidence about negligence
  • Preparing grounds and documents with regard to filing discovery, motions, stipulations and legal pleadings
  • Act as a representative of the client for all legal matters and court proceedings
  • Documenting all information regarding every proceeding and other legal matters
  • Preparing contract documents and memorandums of understandings between clients and administrative bodies when there is a mutual understanding

Administrative law attorney skills and specifications

  • Excellent knowledge regarding administrative procedures and law
  • Good negotiation and arguing power
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Good observation and analytical abilities
  • Good decision making skills
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with clients

Administrative law attorney education and qualification

  • A bachelor’s in law from a certified institute with specialization in administrative law is the basic requirement
  • Should be a member of the bar council and hold a valid license
  • Work experience of 3 to 5 years of practicing law is necessary

Administrative law attorney salary

  • Salary of an administrative law attorney ranges between $50,000 and $120,000 per year