Assistant Ethics Counsel in Des Moines, IA

$80K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

State of Iowa   •  

Des Moines, IA 50307

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 52 days ago

Position Summary:

Assistant Ethics Counsel for the Attorney Disciplinary Board. Eligible for State of Iowa benefits.


The Assistant Ethics Counsel prosecutes cases before the Grievance Commission of the Iowa Supreme Court. This attorney also advises the Board on interpretation of the rules of professional conduct and proposed changes to the rules, and reviews and processes other disciplinary matters before the Board (including reinstatements of law licenses after suspension or revocation). Other duties include initial review of complaints at intake, investigation of complaints, preparation of pleadings, conducting discovery, trial of cases, drafting post-hearing pleadings, and all necessary appellate litigation. The Assistant Ethics Counsel also represents the Board in reciprocal discipline and other hearings and oral arguments before the Iowa Supreme Court. The position involves occasional overnight travel.

Other duties as assigned and required.

Judicial Branch Position Number: ADB

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • You must have graduated from an ABA accredited law school and been admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa.
  • Your law license must be in good standing and you should have no significant history of discipline.
  • You must be able to simultaneously handle multiple areas of responsibility with minimum supervision, properly prioritizing tasks and duties as dictated by changing demands.
  • Must be able to simultaneously advance all assigned cases in a large trial and appellate caseload.
  • You must possess strong verbal and written communications skills, plus the ability and willingness to provide quality customer service in a high tempo work environment.
  • You must possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have high-level knowledge of standard office software, including word-processing and presentation software, PDF generation programs, and commercial case-management platforms.
  • Five or more years of trial and appellate experience is preferred but not required.
  • You must be bondable; must possess high levels of personal and professional honesty and integrity, emotional maturity and stability, and a genuine interest in improving the legal profession and the administration of justice.
  • Lastly, you must have a valid Iowa driver's license and reliable transportation.

Valid Through: 2019-9-20

State of Iowa job

$80K - $114K