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ProfileAssistant Legal Counsel The candidate will assist the Legal Counsel and Deputy Legal Counsel in serving as a legal advisor to the Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court on complex legal and policy matters, including court rules, legislation, and management issues that arise in the Court's operations, its oversight of the judicial branch, and its interactions with the other branches of Massachusetts government. Will also performs legal research and writing to assist the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court. Provide staff support to the Chief Justice and the Justices on legal and policy issues that arise in the course of the Court's exercise of its administrative responsibilities. Assist the Justices in their responsibility to adopt or approve all rules of court and rules of entities affiliated with the courts, such as the Board of Bar Overseers and the Board of Bar Examiners. Working with the Court's advisory rules committees, review and draft rules, amendments and reports. Serve as legal resource for the Justices and senior staff. Research, analyze and make recommendations on legal issues relating to administration and management of the courts, including providing advice on various employment related issues. Assist in the development of personnel policies and in addressing legal matters related to personnel. Coordinate the work of Court committees dealing with a wide range of issues of interest to the judicial branch. Perform other research, analysis and writing as requested, including research and writing assignments relating to decisions of the Court, legislation, speeches and publications. Plan, execute and oversee all aspects of special projects and other assigned tasks. Receives supervision from the Chief Justice and the Legal Counsel to the Chief Justice.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have LL.B. or J.D. Degree. Must have Membership in the Massachusetts Bar. Must have 7+ years of legal experience, preferably in Massachusetts. Knowledge of Massachusetts law is required. Knowledge of employment law, appellate experience and/or appellate judicial clerkship preferred. Basic understanding of computer operations and ability to use common software programs including Microsoft Office is required.
Deadline : March 30, 2018.
Ref 180001GP Submit a cover letter, current resume, and completed firm's Employment Application and Addendum. Writing samples.
Supreme Judicial Court (Massachusetts )
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square, Suite 2500
Boston, MA 02108