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Litigation - General Attorney in San Francisco, CA

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Company name

California Supreme Court

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

USA San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 14,2018

Posted on

Mar 13,2018

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Supreme Court Chambers Attorney / Personal Staff of the Chief Justice Duties: Assist the Chief Justice in drafting conference memoranda, calendar memoranda, and opinions in cases assigned to her, reviewing and critiquing memoranda and proposed opinions in cases assigned to other justices of the Supreme Court, and reviewing memoranda for the court’s weekly petition conference. Will carefully and accurately review appellate briefs, trial records, and other documents; thoroughly research and analyze existing law; draft clear, organized and well written memoranda; handle multiple assignments simultaneously and expeditiously; and make recommendations to the Chief Justice regarding the resolution of legal issues presented in cases before the court. Review, and edit all of staff's work product. Additional review and editing occur at the staff level. Must have California State Bar membership and relevant experience in the practice of law; exceptional research, analytical and writing skills and experience; broad and practical knowledge of the law; familiarity with appellate practice. Should preferably have substantial experience as a judicial staff attorney, appellate practitioner, or comparable position emphasizing legal writing and analysis, and experience in an adjudicatory (as opposed to solely advocacy) setting. Experience in litigation, preparing and/or arguing law and motion matters, etc is required. Qualifications: Level B: Active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of two years of post-bar legal experience in a legal setting such as a private law practice, corporation, government agency, law school, court, or legal publishing company. OR One year of experience as an appellate attorney, Level A, with the judicial branch. Level C: Active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of 3 years of post-Bar legal experience in a legal setting such as a private law practice, corporation, government agency, law school, court, or legal publishing company. OR 1 year of experience as an appellate attorney, Level B, with the judicial branch. Level D: Active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of 4 years of post-bar legal experience in a legal setting such as a private law practice, corporation, government agency, law school, court, or legal publishing company. OR One year of experience as an appellate attorney, Level C, with the judicial branch. Level E: Active membership in the State Bar of California and the equivalent of 6 years of post-bar legal experience in a legal setting such as a private law practice, corporation, government agency, law school, court, or legal publishing company. OR 2 years of experience as an appellate attorney, Level D, with the judicial branch. Level F: Active membership in the State Bar of California and 2 years of experience as a Supreme Court Chambers Attorney, Level E, or two years of experience as a senior appellate attorney with the judicial branch. There is no external-only qualifying experience for Level F in this class. Work experience as a law clerk to a state or federal judge prior to formal admission to the California State Bar will be considered equivalent to post-bar legal experience.

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Job ID: 4638.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
California Supreme Court
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-4797