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ProfileSenior Attorney Duties: Manages the development, preparation, and/or presentation of research projects, investigations, proceedings, trials or other legal projects as assigned and as directed by a more senior graded attorneys. Responsible for the timely processing of matters assigned and as directed by a more senior graded attorneys. Provides substantive and procedural advice within the assigned area and responds to requests for information from constituencies. Independently researches, interprets, and applies legal principles of the most complex nature within the assigned work area. May assist in the selection, evaluation, training, and direction of subordinate staff. Maintains adequate case, file, and related records to ensure effective completion of projects assigned and assists in the evaluation of the work product. Stays informed and keeps persons within his/her areas of responsibility informed concerning the applicable law, rules, procedures, policies, and practices relating to the functions assigned. May evaluate administrative problems and procedures and recommend solutions and or alternative methods of procedures. Undertakes and oversees the preparation and presentation of the most significant investigation, trials, research, and other projects within the assigned area. Has lead responsibility on matters that proceed to trial. May delegate trial preparation and trial appearances in uncontested and routine trials to a lesser graded Attorney. Responsible for coordinating issues and activities with the Office of the General Counsel, as appropriate and as directed by more senior graded attorneys. May perform other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent within the general level of the job and the responsibilities described.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must be an active member, in good standing, in the State Bar of California. Must have 5+ years of progressively responsible and pertinent experience in the practice of law. Should have 2 years of trial experience. Accomplished computer keyboarding skills are needed. Should have substantive knowledge of: law, rules, decisions, practices, and procedures of the State Bar, California Supreme Court, State Bar Court, and California Legislature. Substantive knowledge of effective case management, investigation, and trial presentation to administrative bodies; Scope and character of federal and California statutory law and provisions of the federal and California constitutions; Rules of evidence and conduct of proceedings in trial and appellate courts in California; Principles of effective work coordination and strong case/project management; Advanced analytical skillsl; Principles of effective time management; Principles of oral advocacy; Principles of legal research, trial principles and techniques, principles of preparing reports, briefs, opinions, and pleadings. Principles of conflict resolution; Principles of project and trial management; Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the practice of law in the State of California. Must have strong writing and oral communication skills. Strong legal research and writing skills are needed. Should be able to: Conduct legal research using computer technology and traditional library resources; Communicate effectively orally before large groups of people; Obtain and present material in oral and/or written form; Review and analyze complex written documents.
The State Bar of California
1149 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015