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Posted on: March 18, 2019

City-Parish Seeking Applicants for Parish Attorney

The Metropolitan Council is seeking applicants for the position of Parish Attorney. This employee serves as the chief legal advisor to all departments in the City-Parish government, including the Metro Council and the Mayor-President.

The Parish Attorney supervises a staff of professional and clerical assistants, who handle the bulk of the work assigned to the office; oversees cases to be presented in higher courts; and renders legal opinions, subject to review by the courts. Required experience includes 10 years or more practicing law, with the preceding five years in the state of Louisiana, and at least one year supervising other attorneys. Candidates must be licensed to practice in all state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, and the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal.

Applicants must submit resumes, cover letters, and copies of relevant transcripts, certifications, and licenses to the Council Administrator-Treasurer’s Office by the deadline of 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019. Full job description here.

Submit via mail:

Ashley W. Beck

Council Administrator-Treasurer

City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge

P.O. Box 1471

Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Hand-deliver or submit via courier to:

City Hall

222 St. Louis Street

Room 364

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

c/o: Ashley W. Beck

Council Administrator-Treasurer’s Office

City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge

To receive an informational packet or for more information, please contact the Council Administrator’s Office at 225-389-3123 or email Council Administrator-Treasurer Ashley Beck at

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