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ProfileAttorney IV Duties: Leads the work of other attorneys and works closely with managers and senior executive staff. Individuals in this classification must be able to formulate, recommend and implement important State Bar policies and procedures. Responsible for the most complex and difficult matters, with the expectation of producing favorable results. Studies, interprets, and applies laws, court decisions, and other legal authorities of the most complex and difficult nature and is responsible for the preparation of legal documents, pleadings, memoranda, reports, opinions, and other materials. Prepares for and completes cases, projects, presentations and other assignments of the most complex and difficult nature. Coordinates with other attorneys, volunteers, and other constituencies as assigned. Ensures the adequate, effective, and timely preparation, presentation, and completion of investigations, cases, and/or legal projects assigned. Keeps informed and assures that subordinate staff is informed concerning the applicable law, rules, procedures, policies, and practices relating to their job function. Evaluates administrative problems and procedures and recommends solutions and or alternative methods or procedures. Assumes a leadership role in advising management in the effectuation and/or formulation of management policy. Provides substantive and procedural guidance to lower level attorneys. Within the Office of General Counsel, they may assist the management team in the formulation of practices and policies within the department, and must be able to perform the work of either the Deputy General Counsel or the General Counsel in an “acting” capacity, when called upon to do so. May perform a number of other similar or related duties which may not be specifically included within this position description, but which are consistent with the general level of the job and the responsibilities described. Should have knowledge of laws, rules, decisions, practices and procedures of the State Bar, California Supreme Court, State Bar Court, and California Legislature. Effective investigation techniques, case management and presentation of matters to administrative bodies are required.
Qualification and Experience
Must have successful completed Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school. Must have 6+ years of progressively responsible experience in litigation and/or transactional legal work demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary for this position. Demonstrated experience as a team or project lead is required. Should have demonstrated verifiable reputation for integrity and no history of disciplinary offenses as an attorney or in any other capacity. Should successfully complete the State Bar’s selection process for this classification. Must be an active member, in good standing, in the State Bar of California. Should have knowledge of: 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; Principles of effective time management; Principles of oral advocacy; Principles of legal research and preparation of reports, briefs opinions, and pleadings; Principles of conflict resolution; Rules and regulations governing the practice of law in the State of California. Must have the ability to: Receive and relay detailed information through verbal and written communications; Possess visual capacity and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment; Make fine visual distinction proofreading written documents and viewing information on a computer screen; Thoroughly conduct legal research using computer technology and traditional library resources; Review and analyze complex written documents, as well as complex legal issues; Communicate effectively and persuasively whether orally or in writing; Obtain and present material in oral and/or written form.
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105